Crafted by Neuchâtel-based Ateliers Louis Moinet, the Vertalor is an exceptional mechanical complication watch that boasts a world premiere feature: The first time that a tourbillon carriage is suspended from a three-arm bridge entirely made of gold. This architectural theme extends to the barrel of which the cover is also suspended from a gold bridge.
Constituting the very backbone of the Vertalor, this gold bridge construction heralds an unusual approach to watches with open dials. These two highly exclusive series embody the power of a design that has become a hallmark of the Ateliers Louis Moinet: a sculptural case framing a dial revealing the technical beauty of a tourbillon.
The latter is ensconced at 6 o’clock and enriched with a new hand featuring a new luminescent star-shaped tip that is no coincidence: it reproduces the design of the César clock created by the mater-watchmaker Louis Moinet in 1825.
Produced in 28-piece limited edition in each of the pink gold and white gold versions, this exclusive mechanical timepiece beats to the rhythm of a hand wound tourbillon movement and displays basic time indications with precious gold hour and minute hands styled in “Gouttes de Rosée” dewdrop pattern. A luminous gold hand with a star shaped tip over the tourbillon cage at 6’o clock displays small seconds. Behind these stunning displays, there is an elegant black dial with guilloché “Côtes du Jura” motif.
Mechanical hand-wound tourbillon calibre, 21,600 vib/h, 19 jewels, “Côtes du Jura” motif, 72-hour power reserve, 18K gold tourbillon bridge
Hours, minutes, seconds
18K 5N pink gold or 18K white gold, original Louis Moinet® design, 59parts, 47 mm
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 30 metres
“Côtes du Jura” guilloché motif
“Gouttes de Rosée” dewdrop hands
Lined and hand-sewn Louisiana alligator
18K gold folding clasp
Indicative retail prices
CHF 195,000.- USD 199,500 € 180,000.-