Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Luxury Goods, Jewellery & Watches
New watch takes on Jurassic theme

Louis Moinet’s new limited edition Jurassic Watch from the Mecanograph family features a dial made from a Jurassic-era dinosaur bone between 145 and 200 million years old. 

Driven by the Mecanograph chronometer developed by the atlier, the timepiece comes with a 43.5-mm case made from rose gold, the date at 3 o’clock, seconds hand at 9 o’clock on the dial with a concentric clou de Paris pattern

The watch boasts not only extraordinary precision, but also a dial made from a genuine fossilizsed 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 Swiss brand 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 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 Jurassic Watch is limited to 12 pieces.

Ateliers Louis Moinet was founded in Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, in 2004. The independent firm was established to honour the memory of Louis Moinet (1768-1853), certified inventor of the chronograph (1816), and pioneer in the use of very high frequencies.

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