The new Louis Moinet TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT watch comes with an exclusive 20-second retrograde mechanism. The large central retrograde hand dominates the dial. Its running 20-second sequences are displayed on a dedicated segment, creating a unique animation.
The next animation comes at 9 o’clock, where a counter with a red, black and blue gradient marks the three 20-second sequences composing each minute. The watch has an hours & minutes sub-dial at 4 o’clock.
Clearly dictated by the decision to highlight a dominant visual concept, TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT presents two distinct graphic zones. The right-hand side is devoted to time indications, with its twenty-second retrograde hand and hours & minutes subdial.
The left-hand side displays the mechanism required to drive this watchmaking creation. In particular, the spectacular interaction between the cam and the jewel-tipped rack is clearly visible.
The raised, rhodium-plated, chamfered and snailed bridges bear a retrograde reading zone rising towards a curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal. These bridges make it possible to play with space and reveal three different reading levels. The power of the mechanism is revealed in a new light.
Although the diameter of TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT is only 40 mm, it enables better visual appreciation of the mechanism. This is due on the one hand to the design of the upper bridges, the retrograde zone and the hours dial, all of which emerge from the mechanism to bring it closer to the gaze.
The anti-reflective sapphire crystal is designed to complete the show by enabling technical details to be admired from the front as well as from the side, while at the same time slimming down the silhouette and guaranteeing optimal ergonomics.
The care devoted to the aerodynamic treatment of the TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT’s design began with the integration of a new, more fluid crown guard. The flanks have been given a facelift, with open-worked lugs topped by a subtle satin-finish camber accentuating the integration of the bracelet.
The lugs are tipped with Louis Moinet’s emblematic signature, four black zircons featuring chatons held by screws. The case is made of grade 5 titanium which weighs only 18 grams, or of 18-carat gold. The bracelet is perfectly integrated to ensure maximum comfort.
Designed and developed by Ateliers Louis Moinet, the LM85 calibre comprises over 250 components. Its single-piece construction forgoes the use of an additional module for the complication, which is therefore fully integrated so as to demonstrate the full force of its mechanical beauty. This self-winding movement offers 48-hour power reserve.
Through the caseback, TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT reveals circular Côtes de Genève, diamond-polished recesses and circular satin-brushed gears with a 5N-coloured finish. The rotor features a reinterpreted version of the Clous de Paris hobnail pattern, with a concentric decoration that lights up the entire timepiece.
Model: Louis Moinet TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT
18K 5N rose gold, polished and satin-finished, with DLC-treated titanium back or Grade 5 titanium, polished and satin-finished
Glasses: Box-type sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Diameter: 40.7 mm
– Colours: different choices
– Construction: two-part
– Finish: sunburst
– Hour-markers: polished
Seconds counter: Located at 9 o’clock | Three-colour varnish: red, blue, black
Retrograde zone: Circular satin-brushed, anthracite
Hands: Faceted, Red varnished retrograde hand
Inner bezel ring: Circular satin-brushed
Manufacture Louis Moinet Calibre LM85
Balance with screws
Oscillating weight, Bi-material, 6 ball bearings, Adorned with concentric “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern and “Fleur de Lys”
Finishes on the upper side Upper bridge: snailed, diamond-polished chamfers
Circular satin-finished wheels
Finishes on the underside Circular “Côtes de Genève” hobnail pattern
Self-winding bridge: diamond-cut chamfers, engraved and gilded Louis Moinet symbols
Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Frequency: 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Water resistance: 50 metres
Hours, Minutes and Seconds
Retrograde 20 seconds
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 version: Limited edition of 60 watches