For the 225th anniversary of Australia Day celebration on the 26th of January, 2013, Louis Moinet has launched a special Geograph: Australian Edition. This limited-edition chronograph of 30 pieces pays tribute to icons of Australia: Captain James Cook, the Southern Cross and the colours of the national flag. Geograph: Australian Edition by Louis Moinet is an elegant yet robust two-pusher automatic chronograph with a second time zone.
The red, white and blue of the dial as well as the star-shaped small seconds hand at 9 o’clock evoke the Australian flag, while six stars engraved on the case-back represent the flag’s Southern Cross constellation. Engravings of a map and a sailing ship on the lower part of the case-back pay tribute to nautical explorer Captain James Cook, the first European to extensively explore and chart the eastern coastline of Australia.
Hours and minutes indicated by central Gouttes de Rosée hands
Star-shaped small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph central seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Second time zone indicated by serpentine hand
Date window at 9 o’clock
Crafted in 316L stainless steel
Dark blue Côtes du Jura guilloche
24-hour, second-time-zone chapter ring with day (silver) and night (red) night indicators
Blue, Louisiana alligator leather with alligator lining, hand-sewn.