Louis Moinet Metropolis, pink gold

Louis Moinet Metropolis

Metropolis by Louis Moinet, presented in Geneva in January 2017, expresses a move by the company headed by Jean-Marie Schaller to create something more contemporary, at a lower price point than their previous watches. Schaller calls Metropolis an “urban watch,” with a very architectural structure. The case frames a series of levels, with the dial…

Louis Moinet Derrick Gaz

Who is going to buy a watch costing 280,000 Swiss francs with a depiction of an oil rig on the dial? People who measure time not in hours and minutes, but in barrels. Like the Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Oil Pump , this piece is specifically designed for the markets of Russia, the Middle East and…

Louis Moinet

Company profile: Ateliers Louis Moinet is an independent watchmaking company that was founded in Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, in 2004. The name comes from artist, writer and watchmaker Louis Moinet (1768-1853), who was born in Bourges, France, and worked in Paris, a friend of Abraham-Louis Breguet. Moinet’s clocks include timepieces with automations, and an 1816 pocket watch…

Memoris, a chronograph by Louis Moinet

Louis Moinet is at its tenth anniversary, while also celebrating the 200th anniversary of a remarkable chronograph invented by Louis Moinet in 1815. The historical piece was an incredible watch far ahead of its time, running at a frequency of 216,000 vibrations per hour (most watches today run at 28,800 vph) and capable of measuring 1/60…