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Jurassic Watch - A 150-Million Year Heritage on Your Wrist
 
Jurassic Watch - A 150-Million Year Heritage on Your Wrist
As every fan of Ateliers Louis Moinet knows, the firm loves all things beautiful, unusual and exceptional. On its Mecanograph City watches, it was the first to include fragments of lunar meteorites and other rocks from the far-flung corners of the universe. 
 
 
Meanwhile, the Treasures of the World collection has opened up another creative path: that of dials made from rare, fossilized stones of mineral or plant origin, includingpetrified exotic wood. 
 
 
These two unique approaches have now been combined in the Jurassic Watch, derived from the Mecanograph family, is the first to feature a dial made from Jurassic-era dinosaur bone –between 145 and 200 million years old. 
 
 
The mechanical heart of the Jurassic Watch is the certified Mecanograph chronometer. This proprietary movement has been exclusively developed by Ateliers Louis Moinet. This unique timepiece comes with a  43.5mm case made from rose gold. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds hand at 9 o’clock on the dial with a concentric Clou de Paris pattern, limited edition of 12 watches. 
 
 
It boasts not only extraordinary precision, but also a dial made from a genuine fossilized 150-million-year-old dinosaur bone. In another first, the caliber features a date window located at 3 o’clock. It also uses the exclusive Energie Plus (*) process, unveiled by Louis Moinet at Baselworld. 
 
 
Specific craftsmanship is vital for the production of each dial. It begins with the choice of the right stone; this needs to be sufficiently dense to be worked on, taking into account its final size and texture. The ensuing handiwork takes over a week – and results in a dial thickness of just 0.65mm. 
 
 
The dinosaur bone in question, discovered in North America, has been authenticated by renowned geologist Dr Andreas Stucki in association with the Aathal Dinosaur Museum in Switzerland. The dinosaur bone is from the family of large herbivores, which also includes the Diplodocus. 
 
 
Technical data sheet
 
 
Features and functions
Central hours & minutes
Small seconds
Date
Chronometer certified movement conceived by Louis Moinet 
 
 
Dial and hands
Fossilized 150-million-year-old dinosaur bone dial
Central Gouttes de Rosée hour and minute hands, gold-treated
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clockon the dial with a concentric Clou de Paris pattern 
Date at 3 o’clock
Fleur-de-lis applique
 
 
 
Movement and finish
Calibre LM34, an exclusive, automatic, COSC-certified, 182-component movement, conceived by Louis Moinet
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4Hz
Lines: 13 ¼
Power reserve: 48 hours
Jewels: 26
Balance: Glucydur, screwed
 
 
 
“Energie Plus” system
Pawl winding mechanism
Pawl winding system: comprises a baseplate and two jewelled pawls
‘Crab claw’ spring mechanism
Gearing: automatic wolf-teeth gear
Ball bearing: 7 Myrox balls (ceramic), diameter: 0.397 mm
Oscillating weight: Bi-directional featuring Côte du Jura motif
 
 
 
Case and strap
Case: Louis Moinet design featuring six-screw bezel
Material: 18K rose gold 
Diameter: 43.50mm 
Thickness: 15.60mm
Water resistance: 50 metres
Case back:Secured with seven screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet symbol
Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment
Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn, 24mm width between lugs
Buckle: 18-carat pin buckle 
 
 
 
Presentation box
Louis Moinet book
 
 
 
Limited editions
LM-34.50.01 12 watches 5N 18K rose gold Fossilized dinosaur bone

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PR Category : Lifestyle
Posted on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017  12:57:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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