The Louis Moinet JULES VERNE tourbillons come in three families composed of eight distinct timepieces that take you on an exquisite and distinct artistic journey. The eight timepieces of the MYSTERY ISLAND feature a unique slice of celestial blue lapis lazuli on each dial. The TO THE MOON features a lunar meteorite of outstanding rarity. The eight timepieces of the “UNDER THE SEA” feature a unique slice of opal with rainbow hues on each dial.
“The future owners can personalise their watch by choosing from one of eight striking lapis lazuli stones. This will make that watch absolutely unique. For the JULES VERNE “MYSTERY ISLAND” tourbillon, the dial becomes a canvas upon which the mesmerising blue of the lapis lazuli merges with the harmonious and regular lines of a traditional guilloché.”Jean-Marie Schaller, Owner and Creative Director
“The future owners can personalise their watch by choosing from an exclusive selection of rare materials for the dial. This will make that watch absolutely unique. For the JULES VERNE “TO THE MOON” tourbillon, the dial becomes a canvas upon which the organic patterns of the lunar meteorite merge with the harmonious and regular lines of a traditional guilloché.”Jean-Marie Schaller, Owner and Creative Director
One of a kind
The Louis Moinet JULES VERNE tourbillons were designed to be personalised. At the centre of the dial is a space that allows the future owner to select a unique stone disc cut from either a lunar meteorite, an opal, or a lapis lazuli. Only eight discs of each material, handcrafted and revealing a unique pattern, will be offered.
Guilloché, an age-old mechanical art
The central disc of these JULES VERNE tourbillons will be set in a peripheral guilloché. This rigorous craft involves carefully producing enchanting motifs by engraving gentle grooves on a metallic surface. The guillocheur then applies a translucid varnish to the surface, which adds depth and brilliance to the decoration.
Lapis lazuli’s infinite blue
Louis Moinet JULES VERNE TOURBILLON « MYSTERY ISLAND ferries us to foreign shores using lapis lazuli. This stone, which has mystical overtones, is of an intense ultramarine blue and spangled with gold specks. It is an invitation to elope to some distant place.
The guilloché on the dial suggests rolling waves. It is coated with translucid orange varnish. It’s a colour combination that evokes the mystery and exoticism of a distant isle.
The priceless lunar meteorite
The JULES VERNE “TO THE MOON” tourbillon connects us to outer space thanks to its dial featuring the lunar meteorite. Eight individual fragments of this very rare material originating from the moon provide a unique option for making the watch one of a kind.
Gadamis 005, which specialists agree is one of the most beautiful meteorites ever to come from the moon, originated in a region explored by the crew of the Apollo 16 mission. Following a lunar impact, this fascinating bit of moon was propelled on a great cosmic adventure, ultimately landing in the Sahara Desert. The heart of the meteorite is very special, a marbled greyish white that recalls the mysterious beauty of the moon when seen with the naked eye on a clear night.
The guilloché pattern surrounding the meteorite draws the eye by subtly playing with ambient light. It consists of regular arches coated in a green, translucid varnish.
The UNDER THE SEA model, with its opal dial flashing rainbow hues, invites us to immerse ourselves into pelagic depths. This legendary stone is known for its mysterious, shimmering reflections that will inevitably fascinate the beholder.
Personalisation comes with the choice of eight dazzling opals that exhibit a range of colours, Caribbean blue, enchanting green, seductive red, and spiritual violet. The oceanic feel of the JULES VERNE tourbillon UNDER THE SEA is enhanced by the peripheral barleycorn guilloché coated with a royal blue translucid varnish.
HAUTE HORLOGERIE | The flying tourbillon
The JULES VERNE tourbillons feature an off-centre flying tourbillon that defies gravity in a startling and fascinating manner. The hand-wound mechanism has a double barrel spring. The system, known as volte-face, has one barrel mounted upside down over the other. They discharge their energy simultaneously, delivering a power reserve of ninety-six hours.
A red-gold case as the crowning glory
These outstanding works of art are framed by a 5N, 18-ct, red-gold case with a diameter of 40 millimetres and exhibiting flowing and taut lines. The domed sapphire crystal, itself an impressive technical feat, gives a full view of the tourbillon and many other fascinating details of the dial. As for the openworked lugs, they underscore the integration of the strap.
Louis Moinet Jules Verne Tourbillons: Mystery Island, To The Moon, Under The Sea Technical Specifications
- Calibre LM35
- Manual wound
- Frequency: 21600 vph (3 Hz)
- Power reserve: 72 hours
- Jewels: 19
- 18K rose gold
- Diameter: 40.7 mm
- Water resistance: 30 m
- Lapiz Lazuli
- Lunar meteorite
Strap and Buckle
- Alligator strap
- Interhorn space: 20 mm
- 18k gold folding clasp