Since my youth, steampunk timepieces have fascinated me with the transparency of their inner workings. Surfacing in a sea of stylish adornments, Louis Moinet's Memoris catches my attention. Conceptually progressive, 300+ components comprise the newest addition to the Louis Moinet lineup. Functionally elite and structurally complex, Memoris is a masterpiece 3 years in the making. In celebration of the brand's 10th anniversary and in memory of founder Louis Moinet, 60 pieces of 3 limited editions--in pink gold or white gold--have been released.
Memoris Sketch [source]
Up close, the glistening gears of the watch's architecture astonishes in skeletal delight. Underneath, the chronograph's balance oscillates at 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides 48 hours' worth of power. The "Energie Plus" pawl winding system allows the piece to be wound in both directions, optimizing the recovery of movement and energy. Where art and discovery meet, Louis Moinet inspires confidence and Memoris embraces uniqueness, creative horology, exclusivity and art + design.
Timepiece assembly [photo: source]
For some, a watch is merely an accessory; a platform where practicality trumps extravagance. To me, the Memoris is the stuff 21st century fairy tales are made of--a timeless treasure to be shared through generations...
Memoris front face [photo: source]