Louis Moinet

Louis Moinet Looks to the Stars for Its Latest Model

Louis Moinet received a lot of attention in 2010 for its $4.5 Million Meteoris series, which featured slices of meteorites on four limited-edition watches. Now the boutique watchmaker is at it again with a second celestial timepiece, the Stardance, which features on the moon phase (positioned at 12 o’clock) a fragment of an EH3 enstatite […]

Louis Moinet Creates the Perfect Automaton for an Oilman

Louis Moinet’s Derrick Tourbillon, a limited edition of 12 watches ($280,000), seems expressly designed for a specific customer who owes his fortune to the blessings of petroleum. The automaton on the dial, a moving oil derrick, is driven by a simple tie rod and wheel attached to the movement. The straightforward mechanical nature of the […]

FrontRunners: Still Life

Instead of adorning its timepieces with precious stones, Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet uses dials made of polished stone for its Treasures of the World Collection (www.louismoinet.com). Australian opal and brown Biggs jasper are among the stones that specialist Daniel Haas cuts to form the dials. The collection also includes a one-of-a-kind Vertalis Tourbillon with […]

Louis Moinet Expands the Definition of Original Mechanics

While many collectors have been impressed by the innovative cases and dials from Louis Moinet, most associate the boutique watchmaker with the use of very fine but largely supplied movements. Company founder Jean-Marie Schaller, however, has been quietly expanding his longtime association with movement maker Concepto, builder of one of the most widely respected tourbillon […]