After the successful introduction of Jules Verne Instrument I & II limited edition watches in 2009, Swiss luxury watch brand Louis Moinet enhances this line with the Jules Verne Instrument III, the new model that inspired by the eponymous author’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea novel published in 1869.
In this science fiction adventure novel, Jules Verne imagines a protagonist, Captain Nemo, who no longer has any ties with human society from which, he has chosen voluntary exile. He forsakes dry land, surviving by sea alone, and sailing the oceans aboard his Nautilus submarine.
Louis Moinet has created a high-precision instrument for Captain Nemo – a loyal companion to accompany him alongside his various locomotion devices in his many confrontations with known and unknown worlds.
Jules Verne Instrument III is an original and decidedly technological chronograph. It is equipped with an inventive subaquatic-looking monopusher, as well as an astonishing function indicator (patent pending) inspired by the famous Chadburn telegraph transmitters on historical ships.
The dial picks up the signature Louis Moinet “Côtes du Jura” decoration, while the visibility of the function indicator and the chronograph counters is highlighted by milled appliques enhanced with hex screws and coated with a blue and white luminescent substance.
The watch is fitted with a high-precision mechanism, a screw-balance “machine” beating at a rate of eight vibrations per second, and wound by a ballbearing-mounted rotor with an openworked segment. It is engraved with a black-finish “Côtes du Jura” motif, features blued steel screws, and is endowed with a 48-hour power reserve.
The case of this light weight watch is made of polished grade 5 titanium. The lower bezel is black PVD-coated, and its upper bezel is in 5N 18-carat rose gold. The crown and pusher are a clever blend of 5N 18-carat rose gold and black PVD, stemming from cutting-edge technology. The design of the watch is inspired by the lines of the Nautilus, the famous steel ship described by Jules Verne. A supple and comfortable rubber strap is a natural choice for an aquatic environment.
Model: JULES VERNE Instrument III
Function indicator with a design inspired by the“Chadburn telegraph transmitter”
Hour & Minute
Small seconds (at 9 o’clock)
30-minute chronograph counter (at 3 o’clock)
Date (at 7 o’clock)
“Start-Stop-Reset” function indicator active by monopusher
60-second chronograph (center)
Mechanical self-winding Louis Moinet caliber developed in collaboration with Concepto, Caliber LM30
Decoration: Engraved with “Côtes du Jura” & blackened finish & blued steel screws
Oscillations: 8 V/S (8 vibrations per second or 28,800 vph)
Frequency: 4 Hz
Lines: 13 ¼
Power reserve: 48 hours
Balance: With screws
Rotor: Mounted on ball bearings, openworked segment
Original Louis Moinet® design, bezel secured with 6 hex screws
Material: 18-carat rose gold 5N & titanium grade 5 & black PVD OR Titanium grade 5 & 316L stainless steel & black PVD
Diameter : 45.50 mm
Thickness: 16.65 mm
Water-resistance: 50 metres
Secured with 7 screws
Engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings
Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Crown guard: Patent pending
“Côtes du Jura“ design
Milled appliques with hex screws
Blue and white luminescent substance
Hands: Cut-out segments filled with white and blue luminescent substance
Interhorn width 24 mm
Buckle: Double folding clasp in grade 5 titanium and 316L stainless steel
Louis Moinet book
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