Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Louis Moinet craftsperson working on a unique timepiece [photo source]

Irrespective of taste and talent, time represents one of few common threads binding humanity. Turning 35 only a couple weeks back, I've become increasingly attuned to the movement of time, along with its traceability and tracking. Though technology has simplified the telling of time with digital taxonomy, there is still discernible charm in the design of precision timepieces. This week, I am introduced to Swiss timepiece manufacturer Louis Moinet, maker of the first chronograph-watch. Along with the rich history and substantial sticker price, the fine detail and exquisite craftsmanship of the visionary atelier is unexpectedly impressive. Keep reading for a glimpse into the newly launched Memoris...

 Memoris [source]

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]

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