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Louis Moinet introduces Space Revolution

Louis Moinet recently released a limited edition of 8 pieces called the Space Revolution – and it is already a contender at the GPHG 2021 for best Tourbillon

Jean-Marie Shaller, the owner of the brand described this release as Art: “Space Revolution is art.” Several techniques have been used to push the limits in this creation.  Moinet claims the Space Revolution is more accurate than a tourbillon using two oscillators with a differential gear mechanism. Perfect rotation and poising of the rotating elements using 5 ball-bearings with 7 ceramic balls and 1 ball-bearing with 9 ceramic balls.

The movements relied on two barrels, each supplying energy to a tourbillon – Ultra-complex mechanism with 470 components. The mechanism is hidden in the base of the chassis, measuring a mere 3.75 mm thick. The central column transmits orders to the tourbillons, spaceships and hands.

Space Revolution features an aventurine dial of exceptional quality. It was acquired more than 50 years ago by the father of Daniel Haas, the brand partner in extraordinary gems. From the original block to final polishing, more than eight handcrafted steps are required to prepare it for appearing at its best advantage.

The tourbillon cages are hexagonal and geometrically shaped – each cage weighs only 0.24 grams, in order to guarantee suitable speed through fine poising. The two tourbillons are both one minute flying tourbillon, mounted on a rotating satellite arms- we call them orbital flying tourbillon.

The science-fiction inspired spaceships are made of high-tech titanium. Titanium is ultra light. This lightness is essential for a very high-speed revolution: a complete turn of the dial takes five minutes for BLACK FORCE, and ten minutes for RED FORCE.

Why such a fast speed? It gives life to a playful show, in perpetual motion.

The spaceship serves a technical function, acting as a counterweight to the opposite tourbillon. The finishing is hand-crafted and the vibrancy of the red and black colours stems from an applied lacquer.

A selector placed on the case-back features two distinct positions for time-setting and winding. The crown is no longer pulled out and is used to either set the hands or to wind the mechanism.

A themed presentation box for an original creation. The fastening system faithfully reproduces BLACK FORCE and stems from complex modelling and a painstaking production process. The sphere is coated with a material immersing us into the graphic universe of meteorites.

The Retail price is at CHF 360,000 before taxes  for the 8 watches with aventurine & golden spaceships

Check it out on their website:

Space Revolution Edition 2021 LM.104.50.52

 

 

 

 

Technical Specifications - Louis Moinet Space Revolution

Case:   Case: 18-carat rose gold case (diameter 43.5mm) / sapphire case (41.6mm); water resistance 1ATM (10 metres); sapphire crystal to front; sapphire caseback. Functions: hours; minutes

Movement:   Movement: Caliber LM104; hand-wound movement; frequency 21,600 vph (3Hz); 56 jewels; power reserve 48 hours.

Strap:   Strap: Alligator leather strap paired with an 18-carat rose gold folding clasp.

Reference:   Reference: LM-104.50.50 Limited Edition: 8 pieces

Price:   CHF 360,000

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