Louis Moinet Tempograph Spirit
The new Louis Moinet TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT delivers an uncompromisingly modern break with tradition, combining ancestral expertise with incisive styling. The large central retrograde hand dominates the dial. Its running 20-second sequences are displayed on a dedicated segment, creating a unique animation.
This first choreography is completed by another subtler animation at 9 o’clock. A counter with a red, black and blue gradient marks the three 20-second sequences composing each minute, complemented by an hours & minutes subdial at 4 o’clock. Clearly dictated by the decision to highlight a dominant visual concept, Louis Moinet TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT presents two distinct graphic zones. The right-hand side is devoted to time indications, with its twenty-second retrograde hand and hours & minutes subdial. The left-hand side displays the mechanism required to drive this watchmaking creation. In particular, the spectacular interaction between the cam and the jewel-tipped rack is clearly visible.
As for the 18-screw balance, its oscillations remind us that the timepiece operates at a rate of 480 vibrations per minute, corresponding to 28,800 per hour. Louis Moinet TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT combines power with a modern touch. It unites two major firsts while taking an unprecedented contemporary turn. On the other hand, the production of the anti-reflective sapphire crystal is designed to complete the show by enabling technical details to be admired from the front as well as from the side, while at the same time slimming the silhouette and guaranteeing optimal ergonomics.
The care devoted to the aerodynamic treatment of the Louis Moinet TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT’s design began with the integration of a new, more fluid crown guard. The flanks have been given a facelift, with openworked lugs topped by a subtle satin-finish camber accentuating the integration of the bracelet. The lugs are tipped with Louis Moinet’s emblematic signature, four black zircons featuring chatons held by screws. The case is made of grade 5 titanium which is extremely light on the wrist at only 18 grams, or of 18-carat gold. The bracelet is perfectly integrated to ensure maximum comfort.
The magic play of light across the finishes underlines the strong character of this model and feature a seamlessly integrated whole composed of a unique mechanism whose functions are enhanced by a highly original exterior. Among the exclusive features of this model is the calibre itself. Designed and developed by Ateliers Louis Moinet, it comprises over 250 components. Its single-piece construction forgoes the use of an additional module for the complication, which is therefore fully integrated so as to demonstrate the full force of its mechanical beauty.