20-SECOND TEMPOGRAPH by Louis Moinet

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March 2015

Louis Moinet merges traditional watchmaking with modern innovation to reveal the magic of its 20-Second Tempograph.

Powered by a new movement composed of more than 260 parts – LM Calibre 39 – this astonishing model stages an unprecedented feat. In a perpetually repeated choreography, the central retrograde hand performs a fascinating dance in 20-second cycles, before returning to its initial position to resume its progress.

Meanwhile, an openworked disc at 9 o’clock in subtly graded shades of white, grey and black marks off three 20-second segments measuring each minute. The hours and minutes appear on an off-centred subdial at 5 o’clock, while the balance wheel, gear wheels and retrograde mechanism are all clearly visible. Testifying to the expertise required to give life to such a sophisticated horological composition, the inner bezel ring is adorned with a clous de Paris hobnail motif in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions.

This model is issued in a 365-piece titanium edition and in 60-piece iterations of the pink and rose gold variations.

Mechanical automatic LM39 calibre, developed and crafted by Louis Moinet and Concepto, 28,800 vph, 261 parts, 36 jewels, Glucydur balance wheel, oscillating weight adorned with côtes du Jura. 48-hour power reserve. 18K 5N pink gold case, original Louis Moinet design, 43.5 mm.

Source: Europa Star March 2015 Magazine Issue