Louis Moinet STARDANCE

Swiss luxury watch brand Louis Moinet presents “STARDANCE” , a mechanical self-winding ladies’ watch, perhaps the the world’s only watch with interstellar diamonds . It is spectacularly distinguished by its exclusive interstellar diamonds, contained in the Enstatite EH3 meteorite. Fragments of this meteorite are finely cut out and crafted in order to depict the moon phases.

“STARDANCE” is inspired by the interstellar world. Its mother-of-pearl dial presents the two universes of the day and night. The night is evoked by the splendid moon phase, in which the moon is adorned with a fine slice of Enstatite EH3 meteorite, containing interstellar diamonds. The cosmos is depicted in aventurine, creating a decidedly sidereal overall effect. Alternating with the nocturnal world is that of daytime, represented by a running seconds display shaped like a sun of which the longest ray indicates the seconds.

The Louis Moinet signature characteristics are to be found in the hands with their “Gouttes de Rosée”® (dewdrop) design, as well as the mother-of-pearl dial adorned with “Côtes du Jura”®. The standout feature of the Louis Moinet case is its upper bezel set with 6 cabochon-cut sapphires. The bezel itself is set with 54 VVS Top Wesselton diamonds. The case is made of avant-garde materials, meaning grade 5 polished titanium as well as white ceramics.

The self-winding movement was developed and crafted by Louis Moinet and Concepto. 49 parts were required to create this exclusive additional mechanism complementing an existing calibre. The rotor combines two universes: that of the night is shown by a disc adorned with a gold-toned moon; while the rays of the sun are portrayed by a special polished and slightly cabochon-shaped part added to the rotor in order to highlight its oscillations.

The interstellar diamonds contained in the Enstatite EH3 meteorite were formed beyond our solar system well before its estimated birth 4.55 billion years ago. These diamonds, also known as nano-diamonds, were born among interstellar clouds during the explosion of a giant star. The terrible blast waves provoked by this explosion transformed the carbon surrounding the star into diamonds. A rare number of meteorites have “captured” and incorporated these interstellar diamonds. The Enstatite EH3 used by Louis Moinet is one of the rare listed meteorites containing these exceptional nano-diamonds.

Technical details

Case
Original Louis Moinet design® featuring a bezel set with six cabochons

Materials
– Grade 5 titanium with polished finishing
– Ceramic, white colour

Case-back
– Equipped with 7 screws
– Engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet symbols
– Engraved with a star-studded sky and a shooting star
Diameter: 35.60 mm
Thickness: 12.10 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres
Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-glare treatment on both sides

Dial
Genuine mother-of-pearl,  “Côtes du Jura”® design

Moon phase
– Crafted in Enstatite EH3 meteorite containing nano-diamonds
– Moon-phase surround and sky backdrop made in aventurine

Hands
– “Gouttes de Rosée”® (dewdrop) design, rhodium-plated
– “Sun”-motif small seconds indication (at 6 o’clock)

Strap
Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather with alligator leather lining
Interhorn width:18 mm
Buckle: Double folding clasp in grade 5 titanium and 316L stainless steel polished and matt finishing

Presentation box
Louis Moinet book, hand-written guarantee

Limited Edition
LM-32.20DSAP.80: 365 watches (Grade 5 titanium, White mother of pearl, 54 VVS Top Wesselton diamonds and 6 cabochon sapphires)

Movement
Mechanical self-winding
Developed and crafted by Louis Moinet and Concepto based on an existing calibre
Rotor: Louis Moinet design on the theme of the sun and moon
Winding: Self-winding
Oscillations: 28,800 vph (8 V/S, 8 vibrations per second)
Frequency: 4 Hz
Lines: 11 ½
Power reserve: 42 hours at maximum wind
Jewels: 28
Balance: Glucydur

Functions   
Hours & Minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock

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