The prestigious watchmaker released new limited editions of its extraordinary Mecanograph timepiece that seems like a perfect representative of both, the high-end Swiss technology and the brand’s highly distinctive aesthetics. While the right half of its dial features the brand’s signature Côte du Jura guilloche, the left side reveals the beauty of its inner parts – an escapement, a screwed balance, a lever, an anthracite-coated mainplate and bridges, as well as a gear train. Louis Moinet Mecanograph comes in two limited series made of Grade 5 titanium, two limited editions in rose gold, and finally, in three limited series that combine both rose gold and titanium materials.
Louis Moinet Mecanograph watch presents all aesthetic elements that highly distinguish the Swiss independent watchmaker from other brands. There is an upper six-screw bezel, as well as a patented interchangeable crown tube system. Beside, you can notice stylish central hands, either in rhodium or gold-plated, called Gouttes de Rosée after their dewdrop design. Just like the right half of the dial, the external minute track is also decorated with the emblematic “Côtes du Jura” pattern. Not just that the interesting small seconds sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position gives a great aesthetic impression, but it also testifies about extraordinary expertise of the brand’s craftsmen. In order to insert the small seconds hand within the mechanical parts, they needed to use a distinctively shaped applique and a double read-off hand.
Revealed partially on a front side and completely through a sapphire crystal case-back, there is a COSC-certified mechanism that powers this masterpiece. It is a Calibre LM31 self-winding movement, developed and manufactured by Louis Moinet and Concepto. Built of 182 components, including 26 jewels, it oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and ensures 48 hours of power-reserve. On the back-side, you can see a stunning bi-directional winding rotor, mounted on high-tech ceramic ball bearings and decorated with “Côtes du Jura” motif. You can also see a balance with screws, fitted within a set of anthracite-colored bridges, also beautified by “Côtes du Jura” motif.
The case is pretty robust, with the diameter of 43.50 mm and the thickness of 15.60 mm. It is paired with a black, hand-sewn Louisiana alligator strap with leather lining and a double folding clasp in 316L stainless steel. There are seven variations of the watch. Versions with the case made of Grade 5 titanium come either with black or silver dial. Each of them is limited to 365 pieces. Three models that combine Grade 5 titanium with 18 karat rose gold feature either silver, black or Havana dial. They are also limited to 365 pieces. Finally, there are two models, crafted in 18 karat red gold, offering a choice of black or silver dial. Each of them comes in the Limited Edition of 60 pieces.