With this variation unveiled during the last Watches & Wonders Geneva show, the independent brand invites us to discover a one-of-a-kind display illustrating time passing by.
How can we breathe life into the unstoppable passing of seconds? The 360° revolution of a direct-drive has become a must on our dials, yet alternatives exist. One of these is showcased in Louis Moinet’s Tempograph Spirit watch. So, what’s the idea then? To remind us that every second counts! In a nutshell, on the dial, a slimline red hand hovers over a semi-circular segment featuring a 0 to 20 scale. 4,320 times a day, it runs to and fro using a retrograde mechanism. This expert ballet is magically performed thanks to the existence of an ingenious geartrain. A silicon-crafted return spring takes pride of place ensuring constant force and accuracy over time. A counter boasting three colors, black, red and blue, compiles the three 20-second periods making up a minute. The scenography is complemented by a subdial offset at 4 o’clock displaying the hours and minutes.
The exquisitely-elegant-looking ensemble is hosted in a 40.7 mm-diameter rose gold case enhanced with polished and satin-brushed finishes. This precious capsule protects the caliber embellished with traditional adornments such as circular Côtes de Genève. Its oscillating weight is decorated with a highly-attractive concentric Clous de Paris design. This selfwinding movement delivers a power reserve of 48 hours to the captivating complication. To exalt this timepiece’s exclusive personality, the Tempograph Spirit attached by a black rubber strap is produced in only 28 pieces.
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