Introducing the Louis Moinet Memoris 200th Anniversary Basel
In 1816, the French clockmaker and painter Louis Moinet (1768-1853) created the first chronograph, naming it the compteur de tierces (“thirds counter”). To celebrate this two-hundredth anniversary, the Ateliers Louis Moinet, which were founded in 2004 and perpetuate the memory of the horologist through exceptional stopwatches, have unveiled a mono-pusher chronograph in a limited edition of 20 watches: the Memoris 200th Anniversary Basel.
On the dial, tiny painted phosphorescent stars made using a fixed graver process form a starry backdrop to the passing of time. The hours and minutes, displayed with two “Goutte de Rosée“® (“dew drop-shaped”) hands, have been moved to a lacquered dial at 6 o’clock, while the seconds tick away at 9 o’clock, and the stopwatch functions are shared between the seconds, in the centre, with a golden hand, and a minute counter at 3 o’clock.
The rose gold case measures 46mm in diameter. It contains the LM54 automatic calibre, taking care of the various features, and provides a power reserve of 48 hours.
Price: 69,000 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin