Flash News: Louis Moinet Jurassic Watch

By Thierry Ané on June 8, 2015

Through several email teasers, the member of the press were promised “a very special watch” by Swiss luxury brand Louis Moinet last week and today the Mecanograph Jurassic was finally revealed! And as always with this exceptional brand, the end result does not disappoint…

The new timepiece is part of the Mecanograph line that has been presented in several renditions since 2012, all of them stunning with Côtes du Jura guilloché dial and rose gold and/or titanium cases. This elegant 43.5 mm model houses the chronometer-certified LM31 automatic movement entirely developed in the brand’s workshops. For the new Mecanograph Jurassic, it features a date window for the first time and uses the exclusive “Energy Plus” winding process introduced by the brand at Baselworld this year. This new configuration has been called the LM34 calibre.

Last year, the brand selected this timeless creation with the iconic dewdrop-shaped hands to express their creative side and introduced the splendid Mecanograph City Doha or New York with fragments of lunar meteorites and magnificent hand-engraved renderings of these mythical cities. Decorative pieces have indeed always been part of this brand’s DNA and the inclusion on the dial of unusual and rare materials like meteorites and fossilised stones of mineral or plant origin stands out as their favourite decorative approach.

After the magnificent "Treasures of the World" collection offering Australian Opal, Biggs Jasper, and Red Stromatolite versions of the Vertalis Tourbillon in 2012, the Ateliers Louis Moinet are now placing a genuine fossilised 150-million-year-old dinosaur bone on the dial of the new Mecanograph Jurassic!

The dinosaur bone used is from the family of large herbivores like the Diplodocus and has been described as exceptional by the experts. Discovered in North America, this priceless material offers a stunning red colour adorned with a magnificent pattern of veins. It looks amazing with the complex rose gold case, sober silver flange and beautifully hand-guilloché seconds counter. The three rose gold hands bring the perfect finishing touch to this exceptional model mounted on black alligator strap secured by a pin buckle.

Considering the obvious rarity of the fossilised bone, only 12 units of the Mecanograph Jurassic will be produced making this timepiece all the more appealing. We have no information on the price yet but one thing is certain: this is a model that would enhance your watch collection, however precious this one already is…

For more information please visit the Louis Moinet web site.

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