In 2013, Louis Moinet shocked the watch world when the brand uncovered that its authentic namesake was truth be told the innovator of the chronograph.
The Compteur de Tierces pocket watch by Louis Moinet tracing all the way back to 1816 was evidence positive. For the full story on that if it’s not too much trouble, see Discovery, Firsts, And The Louis Moinet Compteur De Tierces and History Rebooted: The Chronograph’s Inventor Is… Louis Moinet!
Then in 2015, the brand commended the amazing find with the coming of the Memoris, a chronograph with the whole chronograph component obvious dial side. If it’s not too much trouble, see Memoris By Louis Moinet: Paying Homage To Historical Chronographic Ingenuity for more.
I don’t actually become tied up with Louis Moinet’s trademark for this piece as being “the principal chronograph-watch,” however I do get the point the brand is attempting to make: the Memoris is tied in with putting the chronograph usefulness, including the pinion wheels and switches that make it tick, on middle of everyone’s attention, consigning time-advising to second place.
And now, on the 200th anniversary
And now in 2016, Louis Moinet commemorates the bicentennial of the main chronograph with a progression of commemorative pieces. This Memoris 200th Anniversary release being the first.
For a chronograph, the Louis Moinet Memoris has a ton making it work, and not simply precisely. Here’s a gander at a portion of the better decorative components that make the new Memoris 200th Anniversary a solitary contribution among claim to fame chronographs.
While the design is put together all around with respect to traditional watchmaking codes, Louis Moinet pieces stand separated for their unusual, resplendent, and marginally peculiar accents that unite modernity and inventiveness in an interesting package.
The 200th Anniversary version of the Memoris takes this fun loving nature higher than ever in its fine details.
Fanciful case work. Comprising no under 52 components, there’s something else entirely to the Memoris case than a speedy impression uncovers. Aside from the tightened profile and the multi-part bezel affixed by screws, it’s the screwed chatons on the drags and the clous de Paris (hobnail) finish on the chronograph’s single pusher that give the case that extra oomph.
Blue matter. Slightly domed, semi-clear and totally lively, the little subdial showing the hours and minutes at 6 o’clock is in blue polish with differentiating white markings and much Super-LuminNova tips on the small hands.
What truly strikes me is the utilization of finish here rather than veneer, which you would ordinarily discover in different watches (counting different variants of the Memoris) with little dials.
The utilization of veneer guarantees extra-dynamic tone, yet additionally that the shading will continue as before lively tone for essentially an eternity.
Clearly, Louis Moinet took no alternate routes with this commemorative piece.
Dark translucency. I’m not discussing the chronograph registers, which are unmistakably made of straightforward sapphire gem, but instead the rib ring. On the off chance that you look carefully, you’ll notice it’s really a semi-clear dull blue created by a special cycle combining various composite materials by methods for high-temperature vacuum molding.
This detail is actually very interesting.
A heavenly base plate. Perhaps the single most prominent component of this exceptional Memoris is its extraordinarily decorated base plate looking out from underneath the chronograph gathering, which inspires the night sky.
The metal plate is first painted clear blue with fluctuating degrees of depth and power. Be that as it may, what’s truly fascinating are the metallic stars, made by one of Louis Moinet’s specialists utilizing another and select fixed etching process.
A uncommonly made machine is connected to a conventional rose motor regularly utilized for guillochage. Each star requires a few etching meetings and is done in a manner that guarantees that the entirety of the stars have various points and depths, causing them to glimmer as opposed to simply shine.
Regal rotor. While the programmed development is finely decorated and includes a productive pawl winding system, what truly grabs the attention is the swaying rotor with a golden concentric clous de Paris (hobnail) design embellished with a fleur de lys, which is a focal figure in the emblem of Bourges, the French city where Louis Moinet was born.
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Case: 46 mm, white gold
Development: programmed Caliber LM54 with dial-side obvious chronograph get together, 48 hours power save
Dial: blue lacquer
Capacities: off kilter hours and minutes, monopusher chronograph
Limit: 20 models
Cost: 69,000 Swiss francs