Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition

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Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition
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After the last year’s success, the hyper-creative independent Louis Moinet launches a new Space Revolution. We are delighted to share with you the story tell just as the brand describes it. 

Spirit of creation

The two Louis Moinet pillars are “Mechanical Wonders” and “Cosmic Art”.
The idea is to push existing limits, like Louis Moinet back in his time.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition

The mechanism required over three years of research. In light of its extraordinary characteristics, its construction was initially deemed impossible and is now one of the most sophisticated of its kind, making the Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition one of the most important super watches of the decade.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition features a new technology: two tourbillons whirling at high speed in opposite directions.

Two tourbillons are rotating at high speed in opposite directions.
The first one revolves around the dial in five minutes (clockwise), and the other in ten minutes (counter-clockwise).

Technology enables a true feat

A captivating animation unfolds before your eyes. Six elements are in motion: two spaceships and two satellite tourbillons rotating around the dial, as well as the two tourbillon cages – each spinning on its own axis.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition

Two tourbillons are rotating at high speed in opposite directions. They cross paths 18 times/hour (i.e. every three minutes and twenty seconds) and are built on two levels.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition

What technique was used to push existing limits?

More accurate than a tourbillon.
Two oscillators with a differential gear mechanism

Perfect rotation and poising of the rotating elements.
5 ball-bearings with 7 ceramic balls
1 ball-bearing with 9 ceramic balls

Two barrels.
Each supplying energy to a tourbillon

Ultra-complex mechanism.
470 components

Virtuoso assembly process.
Only one movement per month

Mysterious mechanism

The mechanism is hidden in the base of the chassis, measuring a mere 3.75 mm thick.
The central column transmits orders to the tourbillons, spaceships and hands.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition

The advantage of this construction is to leave plenty of space so as to highlight the magic of the show being staged.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition
JMS et Space Revolution par Robin Nyfeler en Octobre 2021

Aventurine

Aventurine brilliantly evokes the starlit sky. Its origin dates back to the 17th century, in Murano.

Its secret? Particles resembling gold flakes are inserted into molten blown glass.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition features an aventurine dial of exceptional quality. It was acquired more than 50 years ago by the father of Daniel Haas, our partner in extraordinary gems.
From the original block to final polishing, more than eight handcrafted steps are required to prepare it for appearing at its best advantage.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition
Each cage performs one rotation per minute and requires perfect poising.

The tourbillon cages are hexagonal and geometrically shaped.
Each cage weighs only 0.24 grams, in order to guarantee suitable speed through fine poising.

Intergalactic spaceships

The science-fiction inspired spaceships are made of high-tech titanium.

Titanium is ultra-light. This lightness is essential for a very high-speed revolution: a complete turn of the dial takes five minutes for BLACK FORCE, and ten minutes for RED FORCE.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition
Red Force

Why such a fast speed? It gives life to a playful show, in perpetual motion.

The spaceship serves a technical function, acting as a counterweight to the opposite tourbillon.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition
Black Force

The finishing is hand-crafted and the vibrancy of the red and black colours stems from an applied lacquer.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition
A lighter case: 9.33 grams of sapphire and 60.11 grams of gold

Feel Light

Maximal transparency enables one to admire a unique show.

The technical construction of the case is unusual:
> a sapphire container mounted on an 18K gold chassis
> openworked lugs and case middle
> a sapphire dome and welded inner bezel ring

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition

Original time setting

A selector placed on the case-back features two distinct positions for time-setting and winding.
The crown is no longer pulled out and is used to either set the hands or to wind the mechanism.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition

A themed presentation box

A themed presentation box for an original creation.

The fastening system faithfully reproduces BLACK FORCE and stems from complex modelling and a painstaking production process.

Louis Moinet Space Revolution 2021 Edition

The sphere is coated with a material immersing us into the graphic universe of meteorites.

Space Revolution 2021 Edition – a few figures

  • 0.24 grams. The weight of a tourbillon cage
  • 0.5 grams. The weight of a spaceship
  • 2 oscillators with a differential gear mechanism
  • 3 years of development
  • 8 limited-edition watches
  • 18. The number of times per hour that the spaceships cross paths
  • 43 mm. Case diameter
  • 44 ceramic balls
  • 470 components: the mechanism
  • 300,000 km/sec. The speed of light, indicated instead of the minutes.
    In 5 minutes, it travels 90 million kilometres.
    In 10 minutes, it travels 180 million kilometres …
    At this speed, a journey from the Earth to the Moon would take just over a second, and Mars would be 3 to 22 minutes away, depending on its orbital position.

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