Mobilis in Mobile – kindly welcome the Louis Moinet Mobilis – The ‘outside the box’ watchmaking brand regarding the memory of the incomparable Louis Moinet reveals a sculptural, hyper-dynamic and mesmerizing watch. On the dial of this Louis Moinet Mobilis, no not exactly a double tourbillon fueling an entrancing kaleidoscope machine. We should take a nearer look.
Louis Moinet (and Jean-Marie Schaller, who established the brand by resuscitating this renowned name) has a preference for the breathtaking. The brand’s most recent creation is no special case. The name says everything. Mobilis – dynamic/portable in latin – is a staggering piece of designing, its energized internal operations on full showcase so anyone might see for themselves and appreciate. Its captivating expressive dance depends on two tourbillons, curiously turning in inverse headings, which power a hypnotic kaleidoscopic complication at 12 o’clock (right beneath the hour and moment hands).
The two huge flying tourbillons are mounted on artistic metal rollers and appear to be skimming in mid-air. The shortfall of any upper extensions permits for an continuous perspective on the heap of mechanical measures occurring. In spite of their huge widths (14.9mm), each enclosure weighs just 0.4 grams. The wizardry of the kaleidoscope dial at 12 is enlivened by two covering cut-out circles and driven by an altered stuff framework. Hours and minutes are appeared on this vivified off kilter dial with rich “Gouttes de Rosée” (dew-drop in French) hands.
The development is outlined by an internal rib, beautified with a “Clous de Paris” design and engraved with the brand’s name; an ideal match with the skeleton-work and the blend of current and conventional completing, which we’ve come to expect from the brand. The play of light inside this moving 3D engineering is truly eye-getting. The watch most certainly deserves its “Mobilis” name.
The elite type LM-53 is produced with Tec-Ebauches in Vallorbe. It runs at 21’600 vibrations/hour and offers a power hold of 52 hours. Housed in a round case made from white gold, the modern configuration incorporates open-worked carries and a bezel with 6 scores and screws. Its huge fluted crown is embellished with a heraldic lily, an image of French Kings and the logo of the brand. The sapphire precious stone is marginally domed.
Despite its huge breadth (47.4 mm), the Louis Moinet Mobilis wears well, on account of its haul plan and its delicate croc tie that embraces the wrist cozily. It is shut by a cool collapsing clasp which additionally includes the brand’s lily logo.
An development of the Sideralis, the Louis Moinet Mobilis is a dazzling watch, simultaneously current, specialized and compositional. The visual effect of the two directing organs one next to the other, along with the kaleidoscope, is staggering. Accessible in a selective restricted version of 12 pieces in white gold, it retails at 245,000 CHF. For more data on Louis Moinet you can visit its website at www.louismoinet.com .
Technical details –Louis Moinet Mobilis
- Case: 47.4 mm – 18k white gold – sapphire gem on the front and on the back – water impervious to 30m
- Movement: Caliber LM53 – mechanical with manual winding – 52h force save – 21,600 vibrations/h – 36 gems – hours, minutes, ‘kaleidoscope’ machine and double one-minute flying tourbillon.
- Strap: gator cowhide with crocodile lining on 18k gold collapsing buckle
- Limited release of 12 pieces dressed in white gold
- Retail price : 245’000 CHF