GEOGRAPH is already proving a great success. Large numbers of the four 60-piece Limited Editions were almost instantly sold at Baselworld, and GEOGRAPH is impatiently awaited on the markets …
GEOGRAPH, a dual-time chronograph embodying a magnificent alliance between style and heritage
“GEOGRAPH” offers a new angle on watchmaking technology by offering an incomparable alliance between style and heritage, drawing as much upon the legendary world of Louis Moinet as on cutting-edge craftsmanship.
A unique brand heritage
Through its rich heritage, Louis Moinet expresses a unique brand identity: the time is indicated by “Gouttes de Rosée” ® (dewdrop) hands in blued steel, on a dial adorned with “Côtes du Jura”®. To ensure a novel and distinctive chronograph read-off, its two counters are set with genuine watch jewels made using the Verneuil process, polished on both sides and featuring a special split-level construction.
The dual-time display is read off by a serpentine hand that makes a perfect match with the sinuous “Côtes du Jura”® motif. Read-off is facilitated by the “24-hour” ring composed of two separate elements featuring a perfect finish ensuring an extremely high-end aesthetic effect. These “24-hour” rings are made to extremely precise tolerances, and only the finest watchmaking artisans are deemed competent to produce them. The design of the minute circle, of the “moon” and the “sun” are inspired by original Louis Moinet creations dating from the 1820, and in particular the “return from Egypt” clock made for Marshal Joachim Murat, as well as the “Egyptian discovery” clock.
The signature features of the Louis Moinet case consist in its upper bezel secured with six screws; its unique interchangeable crown tube system for which a patent has been filed; the “champagne-cork” style chronograph pushers adorned with the atlas motif symbolising travel.
In order to ensure the harmony and balance of the functions of this chronograph associated with a dual-time display, the date appears not at 3 o’clock, but instead at 9 o’clock. It is complemented by a “sun”-shaped running seconds indication of which the longer arm indicates the seconds.
Concern for details
In keeping with the principle that a Louis Moinet watch must be beautiful from all angles, the case-back is inspired by the themes of travel and discovery. It pays tribute to Louis Moinet’s contemporaries: the Montgolfier brothers, authors of the first human flight; and James Cook, famous explorer and cartographer of Australia and the Pacific. These incredibly accurate engravings enable Louis Moinet to embark upon a unique horological odyssey, associating extreme technical sophistication with the fascinating world of explorations.
The rotor, featuring a style inspired by the sextant, is entirely in tune with the engravings of the Montgolfier brothers and James Cook, of which it seems to mark a cartographic reference point while winding the mechanism.
The self-winding mechanical movement with its 8 vibrations per second (meaning 28,800 vibrations per hour) drives a variety of indications including the hours, minutes and seconds; the 60-second chronograph function with 30-minute and 12-hour counters; as well as a dual-time display adjustable via the crown.
“GEOGRAPH” is a unique creation issued in various 60-piece limited editions and intended for the wrists of modern-day adventurers.
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