Straight out of another era, the Louis Moinet Jurassic Watch was presented this summer. The timepiece incorporates a dial made of 150 million year old fossilized dinosaur bone. Presented in one of the brand’s most renowned models, the Mecanograph, the Jurassic Watch is limited to just 12 pieces. The case is forged from rose gold and measures 43.5 millimeters in diameter. Its functions include hours, minutes and seconds, located on a subdial at 9 o’clock. Finishing the timepiece, a black alligator leather strap with matching buckle.
This type of masterpiece is highly charged with emotion, CEO of Ateliers Louis Moinet Jean-Marie Schaller said. For one thing, together with our craftsman Mr Daniel Haas, we’re working on an extremely rare material – fossilized dinosaur! In addition, just like the meteorites we already work with, this legacy from millions of years ago has come down to us today in excellent condition. Even though it’s 150 million years old, this fossilized dinosaur looks quite contemporary. Its texture recalls that of an abstract canvas; it’s a real honour to be able to work with a material like this.
Check out the Louis Moinet Jurassic Watch in action.
Ateliers Louis Moinet was founded in Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, in 2004. The fully-independent firm was established to honour the memory of Louis Moinet (1768-1853): master watchmaker, certified inventor of the chronograph (1816), and pioneer in the use of very high frequencies (216,000 vibrations per hour). Louis Moinet was a watchmaker, scholar, painter, sculptor and teacher at the School of Fine Arts – as well as the author of Traité d’Horlogerie, a watchmaking treatise published in 1848 that remained a definitive work of reference for almost a century. Ateliers Louis Moinet is perpetuating this legacy. Discover more.