Louis Moinet Jurassic Watch

Louis Moinet continues to explore the world of extraordinary dials. For the first time ever the Mecanograph, winner of an International Chronometry Competition prize for its outstanding precision, now boasts a dial made from 150-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur bone.

Louis Moinet Jurassic Watch

The mechanical heart of the Jurassic Watch is the certified Mecanograph chronometer. This proprietary movement has been exclusively developed by Ateliers Louis Moinet. It boasts not only extraordinary precision, but also a dial made from a genuine fossilized 150-million-year-old dinosaur bone. In another first, the caliber features a date window located at 3 o’clock. It also uses the exclusive Energie Plus (*) process, unveiled by Louis Moinet at Baselworld. Specific craftsmanship is vital for the production of each dial. It begins with the choice of the right stone; this needs to be sufficiently dense to be worked on, taking into account its final size and texture. The ensuing handiwork takes over a week – and results in a dial thickness of just 0.65 mm.

The stylistic approach of the Jurassic Watch is absolutely clear: the beauty of the fossil takes pride of place. “There’s more to it than just aesthetics, though,” cautions Jean-Marie Schaller. “Immediately on release, the Mecanograph won a prize in the International Chronometry Competition, enshrining our desire to achieve ultimate precision: a core value for our Ateliers, whose founder, Mr Louis Moinet, not only invented the chronograph, but was also the pioneer of chronometry, measuring sixtieths of a second in 1816. Another advantage is that this Mecanograph features a broad dial surface; we’ve been able to make the most of that to show off the fossil to maximum effect. That’s how the Jurassic Watch came into being – a combination of chronometric excellence and beautiful craftsmanship.”

Described as being exceptional by experts, the colour and vein of these precious witnesses to the past have benefitted from excellent craftsmanship, in which the cutting and treatment protect the material itself. The dinosaur bone in question, discovered in North America, has been authenticated by renowned geologist Dr Andreas Stucki in association with the Aathal Dinosaur Museum in Switzerland. The dinosaur bone is from the family of large herbivores, which also includes the Diplodocus. The Diplodocus is one of the most easily recognizable dinosaurs thanks to its highly distinctive shape, featuring both a long neck and a long tail. It was one of the longest dinosaurs, measuring up to 50 metres – and had an estimated weight of 50 tonnes!

Technical data

Louis Moinet Jurassic WatchFeatures and functions
Central hours & minutes
Small seconds
Date
Chronometer certified movement conceived by Louis Moinet

Dial and hands
Fossilized 150-million-year-old dinosaur bone dial
Central Gouttes de Rosée hour and minute hands, gold-treated
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock on the dial with a concentric Clou de Paris pattern
Date at 3 o’clock
Fleur-de-lis applique

Movement and finish
Calibre LM34, an exclusive, automatic, COSC-certified, 182-component movement, conceived by Louis Moinet
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4Hz
Lines: 13 ¼
Power reserve: 48 hours
Jewels: 26
Balance: Glucydur, screwed

 “Energie Plus” system
Pawl winding mechanism
Pawl winding system: comprises a baseplate and two jewelled pawls
‘Crab claw’ spring mechanism
Gearing: automatic wolf-teeth gear
Ball bearing: 7 Myrox balls (ceramic), diameter: 0.397 mm
Oscillating weight: Bi-directional featuring Côte du Jura motif

Case and strap
Case: Louis Moinet design featuring six-screw bezel
Material: 18K rose gold
Diameter: 43.50 mm
Thickness: 15.60 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres
Case back: Secured with seven screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet symbol
Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment
Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn, 24mm width between lugs
Buckle: 18-carat pin buckle

Presentation box
Louis Moinet book

Limited editions
12 watches

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