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Louis Moinet Metropolis Magic Green: Poetry all in green
 
Louis Moinet Metropolis Magic Green: Poetry all in green
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Metropolis created quite a stir at the last edition of Baselworld. The timepiece was – and still is – the one and only creation by Louis Moinet to feature Roman numeral hour markers. The architecture of these Roman numerals is so unique and special that they mark the high point of the product. Firstly, there is their design – taken straight from the legendary Compteur de Tierces, certified by Guinness World Records as the first chronograph in history. Then too, there is their structure: each hour marker has three faces, with the light dancing off each. Their sides feature a diamond-cut, satin-finish section that reflects light deep, deep into the dial, setting the timepiece sparkling with life. The colour contrast is enhanced by the white lacquer coating on each hour marker. Rarer still, the hour markers are arranged around a highly structured dial, in a shade of blue creating unprecedented levels of contrast and brightness in watchmaking: Magic Blue. This particular blue is unlike anything achieved using enamel, lacquer, or galvanisation, providing a unique sense of depth and power, and evocative of the immensity of the galaxy whose mysteries Louis Moinet himself investigated through astronomy. 
 
Now, Ateliers Louis Moinet have achieved the equivalent depth of colour for another hue: the resplendent Magic Green. It took almost a year of development to find a Magic Green that could rival the intensity and power of Magic Blue. 
 
This alternative colour gives the Metropolis a new splendour, highlighting its modernistic inspiration. The timepiece blends the visionary talent of the inventor of the chronograph and high-frequency horology with a profoundly architectural work. Breaking free of neoclassical convention, Ateliers Louis Moinet have adopted a distinctive, contemporary approach unlike anything they have ever done before.
 
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Metropolis created quite a stir at the last edition of Baselworld. The timepiece was – and still is – the one and only creation by Louis Moinet to feature Roman numeral hour markers. The architecture of these Roman numerals is so unique and special that they mark the high point of the product. Firstly, there is their design – taken straight from the legendary Compteur de Tierces, certified by Guinness World Records as the first chronograph in history. Then too, there is their structure: each hour marker has three faces, with the light dancing off each. Their sides feature a diamond-cut, satin-finish section that reflects light deep, deep into the dial, setting the timepiece sparkling with life. The colour contrast is enhanced by the white lacquer coating on each hour marker. Rarer still, the hour markers are arranged around a highly structured dial, in a shade of blue creating unprecedented levels of contrast and brightness in watchmaking: Magic Blue.
 
This particular blue is unlike anything achieved using enamel, lacquer, or galvanisation, providing a unique sense of depth and power, and evocative of the immensity of the galaxy whose mysteries Louis Moinet himself investigated through astronomy. 
Now, Ateliers Louis Moinet have achieved the equivalent depth of colour for another hue: the resplendent Magic Green. It took almost a year of development to find a Magic Green that could rival the intensity and power of Magic Blue. 
 
This alternative colour gives the Metropolis a new splendour, highlighting its modernistic inspiration. The timepiece blends the visionary talent of the inventor of the chronograph and high-frequency horology with a profoundly architectural work. Breaking free of neoclassical convention, Ateliers Louis Moinet have adopted a distinctive, contemporary approach unlike anything they have ever done before.
 
Three different sets of audacious openwork
 
The Metropolis features three different sets of openwork – on the hour markers, on the dial, and on the lugs and vertical bridges – giving the timepiece a uniquely three-dimensional aspect. The first openwork feature is on the Roman numeral hour markers, themselves a first for a Louis Moinet timepiece. The Ateliers have therefore taken extra special care with them, so as to ensure a completely new, ultra-modern result. Light dances off each hour marker’s three differently-shaped faces. Each side sports a diamond-cut, satin-finish section that reflects light deep into the dial, setting the timepiece sparkling with life. The colour contrast is enhanced by the white lacquer coating on each hour marker. 
 
The hour markers themselves are suspended in mid-air, adding a further sense of depth. In a rare feat of craftsmanship, each marker is linked to a black central ring and a flange made from neoralithe, an innovative material chosen by Louis Moinet for its purity. 
 
A Louis Moinet through and through
 
The Metropolis still has all the distinctive features of a Louis Moinet. The LM45 caliber, boasting a 48-hour power reserve, is completely new. It was designed and assembled in accordance with the firm’s most stringent chronometric requirements, and bears the Louis Moinet hallmarks that embody the firm’s values: a fleur de lys, recalling the unique history of the original creator, two keys symbolising creative watchmaking, a lion representing art and design, and a star, denoting rarity.
 
The dial features the second openwork aspect of the Metropolis: located between 8 o’clock and 12 o’clock, this reveals each and every beat of its exclusive caliber. The escapement (generating 28,800 vibrations per hour) and the offset seconds hand are displayed in all their glory – and carefully arranged to ensure an unobstructed view of every detail of the Metropolis’ workings.
 
The movement’s finishes embody all the noble traditions of fine watchmaking: Côtes de Genève, diamond-cut angles, circular-grained wheels, and pearling. The sapphire caseback, meanwhile, reveals the movement of the rotor, mounted on a ball bearing. There’s also a new, concentric version of the Clou de Paris pattern, much beloved of Louis Moinet in the nineteenth century, conveying a striking impression of motion. The hours, minutes, and seconds are read off by Louis Moinet’s iconic double-lined “Gouttes de Rosée” dewdrop hands.
 
Unique watch case architecture: Neo
 
The 43.2 mm-diameter Metropolis case has been dubbed Neo: its new technical solutions have led to the creation of an all-new shape of watch. Everything is built around two vertical bridges running through the timepiece, securing the strap at each end of their lugs – the latter incorporating the third and final openwork finish on the watch. The bridges hold the movement’s housing, topped by the bezel and its six screws – another of Louis Moinet’s hallmarks. 
 
A total of no fewer than 55 different parts all contribute to the creation of a unique visual effect. The crocodile strap comes with a folding clasp decorated with Louis Moinet’s characteristic Fleur de Lys symbol.
 
METROPOLIS
Calibre LM45: High precision automatic movement.
The new concept of a watch with an urban architecture, featuring three pieces of openwork, for the hour markers, the dial, and the lugs and vertical bridges
 
Movement: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours
Jewels: 22
Case diameter: 43.2 mm
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Water resistance: 50 metres
Strap: Alligator
Width between lugs: 22 mm
Buckle: Folding clasp
Case material: 18K Gold or DLC coated Steel or 316L Stainless Steel


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Posted on : Sunday, March 4, 2018  4:10:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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