AIMING FOR THE MOON
Outer space continues to inspire the independent brand. This limited series with its structured design masterfully highlights the earth’s satellite with a captivating setting.
A very rare phenomenon, the Super Moon usually refers to an event during which the celestial body is at its closest distance to the Earth. While the next rendezvous will not occur until 2034, Louis Moinet is not waiting for this unavoidable date, proposing already the Super Moon model to celebrate it.
As with the Metropolis Moon watch unveiled in 2019, this new creation features an authentic fragment of lunar meteorite on its openworked dial, here in intense black, sculpted and encapsulated, displayed at 3 o’clock. The earth’s satellite also comes to life with the help of a depiction obtained by means of delicate hand hammering. This is inspired by photos taken during the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, during which the first manned spacecraft orbited around the Moon. The result? The pair of hour and minute hands along with the off-center small seconds at 9 o’clock are set against a textured background of harmonious tones.
The ensemble integrates a steel case of 45.4mm in diameter. The time information is powered by the LM45 caliber delivering 48 hours of autonomy.
This self-winding movement is further characterized by its oscillating weight embellished with a concentric Clou de Paris pattern and decorated with a fleur-de-lis, the brand’s symbol. Its sapphire caseback provides an opportunity to admire the multiple finishing touches to the mechanism. Please note! The Super Moon watch is as rare as the phenomenal event it is associated with. Only 100 timepieces are available…