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Exclusive limited edition of 60 pieces

“Architecture features many of the same attributes as fine watchmaking: a combination of perspective and space, art and technique. Louis Moinet has now blended these components into a timepiece that’s contemporary, modernistic even: Metropolis, the inaugural piece in a new collection from the Ateliers. It’s taken us almost two years of technical and stylistic research to bring Metropolis into being.”

Metropolis – a new concept
“The aim is to capture the spirit of Louis Moinet himself (1768-1853) and embody it in an urban, modernistic rendition. Simply put, it’s a union of the
visionary talent of the inventor of the chronograph and high frequency with a contemporary work of architecture. Metropolis is a city watch”, explains
Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO Ateliers Louis Moinet.

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. In a rare feat of craftsmanship, each marker is linked to a central ring and a dark grey flange made from neoralithe, an innovative material chosen by Louis Moinet for its transparency and purity. This produces an effect of depth, with the numerals raised above a sand-blasted black base.

The dial features the second openwork aspect of the Metropolis, between 8 o’clock and 12 o’clock, revealing each and every beat of its exclusive caliber. The escapement (beating at a rhythm of 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.

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.

 

Reference number LM-45.50.55
Listing number 41yf01
Brand Louis Moinet
Model Metropolis
Movement Automatic
Case material Rose gold
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year 2017
Condition New (Brand new, without any signs of wear)
Fresh from the manufacturer
Scope of delivery Original box, original papers
Gender Men’s watch/Unisex

 

 

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