MEMORIS SPIRIT is a moderately sized watch based on the 46mm Louis Moinet MEMORIS chronograph.
This new timepiece unites ergonomics, the quest for beauty, the assurance of wearer comfort and functionality. MEMORIS SPIRIT’s 40mm case was created in association with famous Swiss watch designer Fabrice Gonet and case-making artisan Bertrand Crevoisier. Even though the case is smaller, its construction enables enhanced visual appreciation of the emblematic chronograph mechanism.
The aerodynamic treatment of the Louis Moinet MEMORIS SPIRIT lines began with the integration of a new, more fluid crown support. The sides feature an updated look notably including open-worked lugs featuring a subtly satin-brushed curve on top that accentuates the smooth integration of the strap.
The convex two-part dial with its legible markings features a sunburst chronograph plate lighting up the chronograph mechanism, while the glare-proofed sapphire crystals are domed on either side so to as to slim down the silhouette and guarantee optimal ergonomics.
The case is made of grade 5 titanium, which weighs only 18 grams. The strap is specially designed to be integrated into the case and to promote maximum comfort. The slender appearance is underlined by aerodynamic counters emerging from the mechanism.
The splendid magic of the chronograph is fully visible on the dial side. The design of this enchanting mechanism is inspired by the world’s first chronograph produced by Louis Moinet in 1816, inventor of the chronograph.
One gentle push on the single pusher and a unique choreography unfolds before your eyes. The different elements – levers, clutch, hammers, column wheel, springs and wheels – are set into motion and interact with the ultimate goal of activating the chronograph and measuring time.
The modern and spectacular design of the MEMORIS SPIRIT requires the production of 147 components for the upper part dedicated to the chronograph and 164 components for the lower part corresponding to the self-winding movement.
Model: Louis Moinet MEMORIS SPIRIT
Materials: 18K 5N rose gold, polished and satin-brushed, DLC treated titanium caseback or Grade 5 titanium, polished and satin-brushed
Glasses: Box-type sapphire crystal | Glare-proofed on both sides
Single pusher: “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern
Diameter: 40.7 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres
– Colours: various choices
– Construction: two-part
– Finish: sunburst
Counters: Translucent material with white transfer
Inner bezel ring: Circular satin-finished
Manufacture Louis Moinet Calibre LM84
Self-winding Single-pusher column-wheel chronograph movement
Balance with screws
Oscillating weight: Bi-material | 6 ball bearings | Adorned with concentric “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern and “Fleur de Lys”
Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations/hour
Frequency: 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Finishes on the upper side
Steel parts: straight-grained and chamfered
Gear trains: circular satin-finished
Finishes on the underside
Circular “Côtes de Genève” hobnail pattern
Self-winding bridge: diamond-cut chamfers, engraved and gilded Louis Moinet symbols
Hours, Minutes and Seconds
60-second & 30-minute chronograph counters
Louisiana alligator leather | Alligator lining | Preformed wristband
Triple-blade folding clasp | Fine adjustment | Curved “Fleur de Lys”
18K 5N rose gold version: Limited edition of 28 watches
Grade 5 titanium: Limited edition of 60 watches