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Louis Moinet introduces a “Satellite Tourbillon”

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June 2021


Louis Moinet introduces a “Satellite Tourbillon”

The independent watchmaker unveils its Hope Probe Tourbillon timepiece, a new one-of-a-kind creation dedicated to the United Arab Emirates’ space mission. Based on a technology exclusive to Louis Moinet, this satellite tourbillon contains an authentic meteorite fragment from the Moon and genuine Martian meteorite dust.

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he United Arab Emirates’ “Hope Probe” is the first Arab space mission. Known as “Al-Amal” in Arabic, it will orbit the red planet for at least one Martian year (687 days). It is the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere while evaluating its seasonal and daily changes.

At this occasion, Louis Moinet unveils its Hope Probe Tourbillon timepiece, a new one-of-a-kind creation dedicated to the United Arab Emirates’ space mission. Based on a technology exclusive to Louis Moinet, this satellite tourbillon contains an authentic meteorite fragment from the Moon and genuine Martian meteorite dust.

Equipping this timepiece, Caliber LM48 is a “satellite tourbillon”: the green tourbillon carriage, measuring an exceptional 13.59 mm in diameter, is balanced by means of a Mars planet rotating around it and incrusted with genuine Mars meteorite dust.

Louis Moinet introduces a “Satellite Tourbillon”

Beautifully depicted on a blue dial, the map of the Northern hemisphere constellations is crafted using a special miniature painting on mother-of-pearl technique.

A hand-painted depiction of the Hope Probe appears on the black aventurine front plate, inlaid with a genuine lunar meteorite fragment – as too is the black rear plate featuring a hand-painted UAE astronaut.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Calibre LM 48: The World’s First “Satellite Tourbillon”. The cage is balanced by means of a Mars planet that rotates around it.
  • Manual
  • 21,600 VPH
  • 72 hours
  • Jewels 20
  • 47,4 mm
  • Hours, minutes, seconds
  • 30 metres
  • Strap: alligator
  • Folding clasp
  • Grade 5 titanium
Louis Moinet introduces a “Satellite Tourbillon”

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