There’s a new star in the Louis Moinet galaxy! For this timepiece, technique and aesthetics working in harmony result in a unique personality.
When you see a starry sky, you are looking into the past. This is the premise underlying the Sideralis Red Aventurine model by Louis Moinet. True to the original, launched in 2016, this version includes the complication of the same name at 12 o’clock and depicts the rotation of Mars, the Moon and Mercury. An ingenious architecture, consisting of two superimposed discs made of red aventurine, shows the three heavenly bodies painted on the lower disc, while the upper disc turns anticlockwise once every 60 seconds. Each of these reproductions includes real dust from the spheres on display. The dust from Mercury is thought to date back some 4.5 billion years…
This performance is guided by a hand-wound movement providing the watch with 72 hours of power reserve. The calibre stands out through the presence of two oversized tourbillons. The rotating cages measure 14.9mm and are 50% bigger than usual. They are both placed above the calibre, and their opposing gyratory movements provide an artistic watchmaking ballet. They are there to cancel out the effects of gravity on the movement, but the visual result is visually gripping!
This technical approach is matched with an aesthetic result that is magnificently enhanced by the red-brown tone on the aventurine dial and a refined pink-gold case measuring 47.7mm in diameter. The Sideralis Red Aventurine is a limited edition that is almost as rare as stardust… just 8 pieces.
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By Dan Diaconu