In 2001 Jean-Marie Schaller encountered the genius of an eighteenth-century watchmaker who would become the focus of all his energy. Twenty years on, Louis Moinet is very much one of the small group of independent brands that are shaping watchmaking's "new wave".
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Percival Lowell thought that the dark marks he had observed on Mars were a series of lakes and canals. This romantic vision of astronomy is the first thing that draws the gaze on the case of the new “Mars” limited edition piece created by Ateliers Louis Moinet.
The technology of a flying satellite double tourbillon gives life to the interstellar world of this first space object from Louis Moinet.
Geneva Watch Days helped make up for the absence of the industry's traditional fairs, albeit on a much smaller scale. The 16 exhibiting brands showed watches for men of taste and men of action.
Every cloud has a silver lining. The disastrous impact of Covid-19 on the economy in general and the watch segment in particular is forcing brands to embrace the virtual world.
The eighth Only Watch is on November 9th in Geneva, with fifty watches crossing the block. The sale has grown beyond its original purpose as a fundraiser to become a worldwide reference for collectors.
Louis Moinet is marking the 150th anniversary of the very first rail link between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States with the opportunity to pre-order limited editions of 18 or 69 commemorative Transcontinental watches.
If there could only be one, chances are this would be it. Among the smaller crop of complications at Baselworld, the tourbillon still reigns supreme. A delight to observe, technical, scientific even, this type of regulator continues to offer brands an excellent means to demonstrate their expertise.
Watchmaking has many registers and so does the chronograph. Performance-focused or a lesson in elegance, innovative or traditional, a record-breaker or a design delight, chronographs were all over Baselworld 2019.