Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

A true marvel of contemporary mechanical watchmaking, ASTRONEF combines ancestral know-how with futuristic technology.

The complex dial of ASTRONEF is made from a plate measuring a total 0.6mm thick, from which 0.2 mm is then hollowed out to reveal the numerals and a rack, in order to create a depth effect facilitating readings. The ensuing deep black DLC treatment creates a striking contrast with the rhodium plating and endows it with a two-tone hue. Finally, a circular satin-brushed finish is applied to instill it with undeniable strength of character.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

The case of ASTRONEF incorporates a sapphire container mounted on an 18K gold frame, open-worked lugs and case middle and a sapphire dome and its applied inner bezel ring.

The curved crystal reveals the ASTRONEF mechanism, which required more than three years of research. It proudly showcases two tourbillons rotating in opposite directions at high speed. They cross paths 18 times per hour (every 3 minutes and 20 seconds) and are built on two different levels. In all, six distinct elements are in motion: two satellite tourbillons rotating around the dial, as well as their two cages and their two counterweights.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

This mysterious horological mechanism is hidden in the base of the frame, which is only 3.75 mm thick. The advantage of this construction is that it clears the stage to enhance the magic of the show being staged. The spectacular design linked to the complexity of the mechanism is marked by its control tower – or central column – which transmits the orders to the tourbillons and hands.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

Finally, the mechanical part is ennobled by a powerful and modern engine that endows it with a very high level of performance, making it even more efficient than a single tourbillon.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF tourbillon cage

The tourbillon cages are geometrically shaped. The weight of a cage is only 0.25 grams, in order to guarantee the correct speed through fine poising. Each cage rotates in 60 seconds and requires perfect poising, which also relies on an 18K gold counterweight weighing 0.4 grams.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition
Placing the selector on the back of the case enabled a gain in volume and this device plays two distinct roles: time-setting or winding. The crown is no longer pulled out; it is used to set the hands or to wind the mechanism.

The LM105 manual winding movement beats at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz) and provides a power reserve of up to 48 hours.

Louis Moinet ASTRONEF Limited Edition

A presentation box is specially made for each ASTRONEF. Finely crafted by an artisan, it notably features a straw marquetry motif in various shades and the buyer can choose from several different graphic design alternatives.

ASTRONEF is limited to only eight pieces.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre LM105
Manufacture Calibre with flying satellite double tourbillon
Manual winding
Double tourbillon for enhanced accuracy
Perfect rotation and poising of the rotating elements
– Five ball-bearing mechanisms with seven ceramic bearings
– One ball-bearing mechanism with nine ceramic bearings
Two barrels, each supplies its energy to the tourbillon
471components
Frequency: 3 Hz
Jewels: 56
Power reserve: 48 hours

Display
Hours and minutes

Case
18K rose gold frame, diameter: 43.5mm
Sapphire container, diameter: 41.6mm
Lug width: 24mm
Water resistance: 10 meters

Strap
Alligator strap with folding clasp

Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Feng and Excalibur Long

To celebrate the new Chinese year, Roger Dubuis has created two special editions of its Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon watch. These two exciting new timepieces reinterpret powerful symbols through unmatched craftsmanship: Excalibur Long, representing the majestic Dragon and Excalibur Feng, embodying the gracious Phoenix.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Feng and Excalibur Long

First in the world to introduce a double flying tourbillon, this contemporary architectural caliber is the extreme expression of the brand’s passion for recreating the codes of hyper horology.  Above and beyond its hypnotic aesthetic appeal, this calibre ensures an enhanced precision thanks to its differential system serving to average out the rate of the two tourbillons.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Feng and Excalibur Long

Brought to life in a 45mm masterpiece, the iconic Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon is this time interpreted with an unbridled artistic creativity where 18K rose gold reigns supreme. With its head placed at 12 o’clock and its body and limbs intertwining with mechanical parts of the dial, the majestic dragon seems to be playing with this grand complication in a very daring way.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Feng and Excalibur LongThe Yin counterpart of the Dragon is here represented by the wise soul of the graceful phoenix, embracing the caliber with its wings and tail. Rarity and wisdom the Excalibur Feng is simply singular. Featuring one of the most complex of all Haute Horlogerie complications, the Excalibur Feng single flying tourbillon, with its plates and bridges pared down to extremes to only leave the essential, is a spectacular demonstration of radical watchmaking expertise.

As a flamboyant stage-setting to the highly technical nature of this tourbillon caliber, a 36mm case is here engraved with 18K rose gold. The already extraordinary allure of the Exclabur Feng is then completed with a bezel set with 48 brilliant-cut white diamonds.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Feng and Excalibur Long

Every part of the Feng, from the feathers to its body movement, has been fastidiously refined. Only by striking an obsessively balance in proportion and layout can the fascinating, vivid image of the Feng be brought to life, allowing it to spread its wings, with its plumage swirling around the tourbillon placed at the 7 o’clock mark.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Feng and Excalibur Long

These contemporary sculpted masterpieces feature a microscopic gold engraving technique – a delicate yet highly demanding craftsmanship skill highlighting their every detail: hairs, feathers, scales, and eyelids – giving life to this duo of sacred symbols in a deliberate way. A display of unparalleled expertise and craftsmanship, the Excalibur Long and Excalibur Feng are limited to eight pieces worldwide.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Superbia

The Excalibur Superbia by Roger Dubuis is an ultimate contemporary mechanical watch created exclusively for elite clientele who follow larger than life attitude. This high complication watch is crafted in palladium-enriched white gold and set with exactly 600 precious white diamonds and blue sapphires.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Superbia

This extraordinary hyperwatch offers a truly extravagant housing for Roger Dubuis iconic signature calibre: a brand-new double flying tourbillon movement, the RD108SQ, inspired by its legendary version launched in 2005, the first double-regulator calibre connected with a differential, built up in volume and adorned with a diamond-set star.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Superbia

For the RD108SQ, paying tribute to Roger Dubuis’ status as a forerunner in the field of this extreme complication mastered by few other watchmakers, in the RD108SQ, the double flying tourbillon is transformed into the ultimate iconic signature.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Superbia

Adorned with 600 white diamonds and 238 blue sapphire stones, this timepiece with a massive 45mm white gold case showcases the expertise of the Maison’s  Gem-setters. However, the exclusiveness of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Superbia watch comes neither from its alloy nor its number of stones. What makes it truly bold is that every stone set on the flange, the bezel, the case and the crown is tetrahedron shaped and assembled with an invisible setting on curved surfaces.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Superbia

In the grand tradition of memento mori pocket watches, the movement of the Excalibur Superbia is secretly inscribed with the words Memento mori, a detail that will henceforth feature on each Hyperwatch created by the Maison.

Technical details

Model: Excalibur Superbia
Reference: RDDBEX0821

Case
Ø45 mm, white gold case, bezel and crown set with tetrahedron-cut gems
Case back in white gold set with brilliant cut diamonds.
Thickness: 14.4 mm
Water resistance: 10 BAR (100 m)

Dial
Double section flange with set with tetrahedron-cut gems

Movement
Calibre: RD108SQ caliber, double flying tourbillon linked with a differential
Production: Unique series 1 of 1
Functions: Hours, Minutes, double tourbillon at 4 and 8 o’clock
Decorations: Shot-blasted, trued-up and circular-grained plate and bridges with NAC coating
Number of parts: 319 components
Jewels: 32 rubis
Diameter: 16 ¾’’’
Thickness: 7.3 mm
Frequency: 2×3 Hz (2×21’600 vph)
Power-reserve: 72 hours
Poinçon de Genève certified

Strap
Calf leather strap, easily interchangeable with quick release system
Buckle: white gold cover set with diamonds, with titanium blades, triple folding, easily interchangeable with quick release system

Louis Moinet Space Revolution Limited Edition

Independent Swiss luxury watch brand Louis Moinet presents Space Revolution, its latest haute-horlogerie creation inspired by the interstellar world.

The Space Revolution is a flying satellite double tourbillon watch that recreates an extraterrestrial sight comprising of space stations and spaceships on its dial.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution Limited Edition

Two spaceships battle it out beneath a sapphire crystal dome, facing off eighteen times an hour: the upper spacecraft completes a clockwise rotation every five minutes, whilst the lower vessel turns in the opposite direction, completing a counter-clockwise revolution every ten minutes. Meanwhile, two constantly revolving space stations stage a powerful defense against the effects of gravity.

To ensure they can float freely in space, the craft weigh barely 0.5 grammes each and are made entirely from titanium, with a hybrid ceramic colour finish applied by hand. Their movement can be measured in terms of the speed of light – almost 300,000,000 metres per second. The depths of space have been reproduced by inserting a floating flange between the cylinder and the sapphire crystal dome.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution Limited Edition

The Space Revolution features an 18 carat rose gold case topped with an imposing sapphire crystal dome. The watch case measures 43.50 mm diameter and the sapphire dome has a diameter of 41.60 mm. The case has been fully redesigned. Made from polished, satin-finish gold, the base supports the sapphire crystal dome, allowing the magic to be admired from the side as well as from above.

The mechanism is wholly unprecedented. Initially deemed to be impossible, the design required more than three years of research. Today, construction of this supremely sophisticated architecture requires painstaking work by a handful of outstanding watchmakers.

The movement comprises two oscillators, each equipped with a differential mechanism to provide greater precision. Each watch has over 470 components and six ceramic ball bearings to ensure perfect rotation and balance of all revolving parts (the spaceships, the tourbillon cages, and the centre of the titanium gold frame).

Even the winding and time-setting mechanisms stand apart from other timepieces: a function selector integrated in the caseback toggles between the two.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution Limited Edition

To complement the deep space effect, cutting-edge technology endows the dial with light-absorbing properties, achieved by laser nano-structuring on a titanium base that creates wells to capture the light.

The individual nature of each watch offers an opportunity for Louis Moinet to reassert its identity as a specialist in extra-terrestrial materials. Each timepiece in this limited edition of eight is truly unique, thanks to the meteorite fragment placed beneath the centre of the hands on the watch. One is from the Moon, another from Mars, another again from the oldest known rock in the solar system; still another is a fragment containing amino acids…

Technical details

Model: SPACE REVOLUTION
Reference: LM-104.50.50

Case
18 Carat Rose gold
Diameter: 43.50 mm
Diameter of the sapphire dome: 41.60 mm

Movement
Calibre LM104
Manufacture Calibre
Flying satellite double tourbillon
Manual winding
Frequency: 21,600 VPH (3Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours
Jewels: 56

Display
Hours and minutes

Strap
Alligator strap
Width: 24mm
Folding clasp

Edition
Limited edition of 8 watches

 

Le Rhöne Double-Tourbillon DT-01 Home Time/ DT-02 Home Time

These high complication wristwatches from luxury Swiss watch brand Le Rhöne proudly house two 60 seconds tourbillons on the lower side of its meticulously decorated dial. Centrally positioned minute and hour hands display basic time indication. It also has a 24 hour sub dial placed just below 12ó clock.

Presently there are two models are available: DT-01 Home Time/ DT-02 Home Time. Both timepieces have identical exteriors: White gold case, white gold bezel and Brown gummy Alligator leather strap with Gold deployant buckle.

Le Rhöne DOUBLE-TOURBILLON DT-01 HOME TIME
Le Rhöne DOUBLE-TOURBILLON DT-01 HOME TIME

The watch case measures 45mm diameter and has water resistance up to 30 meters. Silver vertical guilloché dial with Cotes de Geneve decoration features 5N gold indexes for 1, 2, 10 & 11 hour markers and Arabic numerals for 3H and 9H. Both the front and caseback of the watch is protected with sapphire crystal glass.

One major difference between the two models is the type of tourbillon: DT-01 has two tourbillons placed on bridge whereas DT-02 has two flying tourbillons. Another difference is the type of hand placed at 24 hours counter. The manual winding double tourbillon movement can deliver a power reserve of 3 days, approximately 72 hours.

Le Rhöne DOUBLE-TOURBILLON DT-02 HOME TIME
Le Rhöne DOUBLE-TOURBILLON DT-02 HOME TIME

These haute-horlogerie time-pieces are unique pieces, each watch is personalized by the clients by possibilities to change materials, colors, etc.

Technical details

Model: DOUBLE-TOURBILLON DT-01 HOME TIME

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds / 24 Hours Home Time

Movement
DT-01 HOME TIME
2 Tourbillons 60 seconds, Over 3 days of power reserve (>72h)
Frequency: 3 HZ (21’600 Alt/h)
Thickness: 7.45 mm
Manual winding
Tourbillon Bridge of 0.7 mm

Case
White Gold
Dimensions: 45 mm Diameter
Water resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet
Bezel: White gold

Dial
Silver vertical guilloché with Cotes de Geneve / 5N gold indexes

Strap
Brown gummy alligator leather with gold deployant buckle

Model: DOUBLE-TOURBILLON DT-02 HOME TIME

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds / 24 Hours Home Time

Movement
DT-02 HOME TIME
2 Tourbillons 60 seconds, Over 3 days of power reserve (>72h)
Frequency: 3 HZ (21’600 Alt/h)
Thickness: 7.45 mm
Manual winding
Flying tourbillon

Case
White Gold
45 mm diameter
Water resistant: 30 meters / 100 feet
Bezel: White Gold
Sapphire crystal front and case back

Dial
Silver vertical guilloché with Cotes de Geneve / 5N gold indexes

Strap
Brown gummy alligator leather with gold deployant buckle

Manufacture Royale 1770 ‘Micromegas’ Révolution – New Editions

The Manufacture Royale 1770 ‘Micromegas’ Révolution is an invitation to travel into a spectacular mechanical world regulated by two flying tourbillons running at different rotation speeds.

True to the brand philosophy of offering rare, creative and authentic luxury, this watchmaking feat is now available in three highly exclusive editions of three watches, playing with contrasting materials and colours.

Manufacture Royale 1770 ‘Micromegas’ Révolution - New Editions (blue and silver)

The Manufacture Royale 1770 Micromégas Révolution proposes innovative and spectacular watch kinetics. Although a few rare multiple tourbillon watches do exist, it is the first to combine two cages with different rotation speeds.

One completes an exceptionally rapid rotation in just 6 seconds whereas the other opts for the traditional minute. A torque stabiliser averages out the two for enhanced precision. This hypnotic ballet is completed by the oscillations of a micro-rotor. The hours are indicated on an off-centred dial, like a regulator, whereas the minutes are indicated by a skeleton wheel.

Manufacture Royale 1770 ‘Micromegas’ Révolution - New Editions with khaki green decore and silvered dial

The sculptural 45mm case remains true to the style of the 1770 collection. Two sidebars, held by hexagonal screws, surround the middle case, forming elegant, slender horns. Its strong features are highlighted by a fluted bezel.

The sapphire crystal caseback is closed by four screws and reveals the splendid hand finishing of the MR08 calibre.

The model is now available in three exclusive limited editions of only three pieces – a rare luxury, where each version expresses a different and assertive personality. The first two elegant and original editions are available with a titanium case and intense purple décor with black dial or silvered blue dial. The third, in pink gold with khaki décor and silvered dial, plays with warmer tones.

Manufacture Royale 1770 ‘Micromegas’ Révolution - New Editions with purple decor and silvered dial

Each finish has been meticulously chosen and developed to optimise its depth and radiance. The bridges and mainplate are covered in a fine transparent metal oxide layer (CVD treatment) to obtain an even shade while maintaining the material’s texture.

The contrasting colours and materials are striking, bringing out the architectural and kinetic character of the movement.

The individual number of each watch is visible on a cartridge inserted in the mainplate at 6 o’clock. The 1770 Micromégas Révolution watch is worn on a matching coloured alligator strap with off-white hand-stitching.

Technical details

Model: Manufacture Royale 1770 ‘Micromegas’ Révolution

Models

  • Titanium version with intense purple décor and black dial
  • Titanium version with  blue décor and silvered dial
  • Pink gold version with khaki décor and silvered dial

Edition
3 numbered limited editions of 3 pieces

Movement
Calibre MR08
Type: Self-winding mechanical movement – Micro-rotor
Diameter: 36mm / Thickness: 8.7mm
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: Micro: 4Hz, 28,800 vibrations per hour (10 RPM); Mega: 3Hz, 21,600 vibrations per hour (1 RPM)

Mainplate and bridges
Entirely hand-decorated
PVD purple, royal blue, khaki green finish
Bridges with Côtes de Genève finishing, 5N or 1N engraving

Double flying Tourbillon
One rotation in 6 seconds
Titanium cage – brass balance wheel with adjusting screws
One rotation in 60 seconds
Brass cage – brass balance wheel with adjusting screws
Escapement wheel and pallet in silicon

Functions
Hours and minutes
Hours, regulator-type display
Minutes, display on skeletonised wheel

Case
Titanium or Gold
Diameter: 45 mm / Thickness: 11.8 mm
Crystal: Double-sided anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: MR logo, sanded caseback, hand-polished surface
Caseback: With sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 ATM

Dial
Dial with hour hand
Skeletonised minute wheel

Strap
Alligator, hand-stitched
Buckle: Titanium or gold folding buckle

deLacour Calibre bi-tourbillon

Introduced by deLacour in 2005, this Grande Complication watch, each of which is unique, was developed in association with world renowned watchmaker Christophe Claret. This mechanism represents a genuine technical feat and incorporates two world premières. In addition to its flying bi-tourbillon mechanisms, this watch features an original dual time-zone display, a moon-phase indication, as well as an exclusive module that sends a shooting star gliding swiftly over the moonphase.

deLacour Calibre bi-tourbillon

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical, DC Calibre 297, shaped plate, 40 x 33 mm
Flying bi-tourbillons (one turning to the left, the other to the right), driven by a differential gearing system, 21’600 vph, central ball-bearing mechanism, 78 jewels
Personalised motifs

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT (with instant date jump device), moon phase,
100-hour power reserve

Case
750 (18K) gold or platinum
Sapphire crystal and back

Dial
750 (18K) gold or platinum
2 gold cartouches”with built-in loupes for the hours
Seconds on the tourbillons at 5 and 7 o’clock
Moon phase at 12 o’clock
“Shooting star” passing by the moon-phase display every 6 minutes

Strap
Hand-sewn crocodile leather