LOUIS MOINET Vertalis Tourbillon
September 3, 2008
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Louis Moinet is proud to present what many experts already consider to be one of the world's finest tourbillons. The unique VERTALIS model features an innovative aesthetic concept distinguished by a modern and original blend of technology and design. As its name implies, the difference here is all about verticality: VERTALIS intensifies the magic of the tourbillon by connecting its carriage to the barrel by means of a hand-drawn and bevelled vertical bar. To add to the fascinating vision of the tourbillon carriage in motion, VERTALIS offers an openworked version of the barrel. The latter's cover performs an average rotation in 6 hours and enables one to keep visual check on the power reserve according to the state of wind of the barrel spring.
Louis Moinet displays its determination to combine aesthetic and technical aspects, particularly through the vertical bar that showcases the technology of the watch, while extending over onto the case. This original and modern way of uniting displays, technology and casing is directly inspired by the historical world of Louis Moinet, and especially by some of the drawings published in his famous Traité d'Horlogerie in 1848.
LIMITED EDITION OF 12
Crafted in a limited edition of 12, the exclusive VERTALIS tourbillon movement is hand-wound and beats at a cadence of 21,600 vibrations per hour. One particularly striking technical characteristic is the spectacular visibility of the winding mechanism through the case-back. The "octopus" spring plays three roles by acting as pull-out piece spring, lever spring and click spring.
VERTALIS is presented in an exceptional new case composed of 50 different parts. It highlights the union of two gold colours: the warm shade of 5N rose gold, and the white gold that accentuates and pursues the geometrical effect of the vertical bar. The dial features "Côtes du Jura"® against a black background enhanced with rose gold hour-markers. The case is also equipped with the Louis Moinet crown guard, incorporating the stem in such a way as to enable easy replacement if required (patent pending).
Movement Exclusive tourbillon movement Decoration "Côtes du Jura" ® engraving, blued steel screws Functions Hour. Minute Winding Hand-winding Oscillations 21,600 vph Frequency 3 Hz Lines 14 ½ Power reserve 72 hours Tourbillon carriage 1 turn/minute Jewels 19 Escapement Side lever Winding Mechanism visible through the case-back with "octopus" spring Case Original design by Louis Moinet®, made up of 50 parts Material Two 18K gold colours (5N rose gold & white gold) Case diameter 47 mm Water-resistance 30 meters Caseback Secured with 4 screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings Crystals Two anti-glare sapphire crystals Dial Black, decorated with "Côtes du Jura" ® Hands Rose gold-plated Bracelet Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn, width between lugs : 24 mm Buckle 18K rose gold folding clasp with Louis Moinet symbol Watch box Extra large Louis Moinet Book, hand-written warranty Edition Limited Edition of 12 watches.
LM-14.70.50/50 Two 18K gold colours (5N rose gold & white gold) Black dial CHF 215,000.00
Unique Items - 8 unique watches with different dials CHF 220,000.00