In its new 20-Second Tempograph timepiece, Swiss haute horlogerie atelier Louis Moinet merges traditional watchmaking with modern innovation to reveal a magical display of time.
Powered by a new movement composed of more than 260 parts – LM Calibre 39 – this astonishing model boasts a central retrograde hand that performs a fascinating dance in 20-second cycles, before returning to its initial position to resume its progress. Meanwhile, an open worked disc at 9 o’clock in subtly graded shades of white, grey and black, marks off three 20-second segments measuring each minute.
The hours and minutes appear on an off-centred subdial at 5 o’clock, while the balance wheel, gear wheels and retrograde mechanism are all clearly visible. Testifying to the expertise required to give life to such a sophisticated horological composition, the inner bezel ring is adorned with a Clous de Paris hobnail motif in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions.
This model is issued in a 365-piece titanium edition and in 60-piece iterations of the pink and rose gold variations.
Mechanical automatic LM39 calibre, developed and crafted by Louis Moinet and Concepto
28,800 vib/h, 261 parts, 36 jewels
Glucydur balance wheel
Oscillating weight adorned with “Côtes du Jura”
48-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds
18K 5N pink gold, original Louis Moinet® design
43. 5 mm
Patent-pending crown guard
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 50 metres
Off-centred hours and minutes display at 5 o’clock
Central retrograde 20-seconds hand
Upper bridge entirely hand polished, bevelled and circular satin-finished
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
“Gouttes de Rosée” dewdrop hands
Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator with crocodile lining
Indicative retail prices
CHF 44,000(pink or white gold) / CHF 22,000 (titanium)
USD 49,500(pink or white gold) / USD 25,000 (titanium)
€40,900 (pink or white gold) / €20,500 (titanium)