Swiss luxury watch brand Louis Moinet presents ONLY INDIA, a one-of-a-kind creation representative of Indian culture. It notably features a unique Martian meteorite, Shergotty, which fell to Earth on 25 August 1865 near Sherghati, in the state of Bihar, India.
The shergotty meteorite is now kept in a London Museum. It represents one of the three categories of Martian meteorite: Shergotty, Nakhla and Chassigny. It is also extremely rare, as among the world’s 72,000 classified meteorites, less than 300 are from Mars, of which 200 come under the Shergotty name.
The dial base is made from a real peacock feather, giving it a natural iridescent effect. The peacock is the national bird of India.
The hand-engraved applique represents 20 spokes of the eternal wheel of the law of Dharma, embodied by the Ashoka chakra found on the Indian flag. The sense of movement suggested by the wheel is highlighted by the micro-painting delicately applied to the different spokes and in the centre of the engraving.
The decoration is inspired by motifs representing the grandeur of India. The lugs are accentuated by four rubies lighting up the engraving.
ONLY INDIA is fitted with the legendary LM-35 movement, winner of the latest International Chronometry Competition. The elegant dial offers a view of the tourbillon’s rotating cage. Inside, the balance spring, anchor and anchor wheel perform a full rotation every minute.