“Louis Moinet, watchmaker and man of many arts, was above all a humanist. Early on in life, he set out to travel the world and explore its wonders. Two hundred years later, it is an honour to be pursuing this tradition of openness and sharing – and to be dedicating an original creation to a state as exceptional as Singapore. The piece combines our very best Swiss watchmaking knowhow with the ethos of the man himself, now a beacon for the whole world.” Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO & Creative Director, Ateliers Louis Moinet
Louis Moinet has launched exclusive limited edition watches as a tribute to the history and tradition of Singapore. The first presentation of this unique project has taken place on the National Day of Singapore, on 9th August 2017.
The Louis Moinet Singapore Edition watch is a mechanical timepiece combining Swiss precision with Singaporean soul. Two different continents and cultures were merged in this project as a tribute to Singaporean history. This limited edition of watches includes only 84 pieces (19 in gold cases and 65 in stainless steel cases, standing for "1965", year of Singapore's Independence) and is endowed with decorative elements which constitute references to the past and to symbols of Singapore, The Lion City. The first one is of the Singapore skyline with its most characteristic buildings, such as: Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Gardens By The Bay, ArtScience Museum and the Singapore Flyer. This artistic portrayal of local architecture has been engraved in the bottom part of the dial and shows the vitality and creativity of contemporary Singapore. Over the skyline, you could find the moon facing the five small stars, which is reference to the flag of Singapore.
In addition, the dial is partly open, allowing one to observe each and every beat of the calibre. This also shows the passing of time and powerfully represents and allows us to reflect on each second of Singapore's independence. Moreover, the rotor of the watch is decorated with a concentric version of the Clou de Paris pattern.
Watches will be available in original Louis Moinet stainless steel and 18k rose gold Neo cases. This timepiece will be powered by the LM45 automatic movement, designed and manufactured also by Louis Moinet. The frequency of the balance is 28,800 vph (4Hz) and the movement contains 22 jewels. This unique watch has been created by the famous Swiss watch atelier Louis Moinet, in cooperation with Wealth Solutions Singapore— a local branch of the Polish company specialising in delivery and creation of unique collector items, and The Singapore Watch Club — the most important association of timepiece aficionados in Singapore. The first public presentation of this project will take place at The Fullerton Hotel on Singapore’s National Day this 9th August, 2017.
About Louis Moinet
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, inventor of the chronograph in 1816 (certified by Guinness World RecordsTM), 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. Today, Ateliers Louis Moinet is perpetuating this legacy. The firm’s timepieces, produced in limited editions only, have won some of the most coveted honours, including a Red Dot Design Award (Best of the Best category), gold and bronze medals in the Chronometry Competition, a Robb Report “Best of the Best” award, a “Chronograph of the year” distinction from Begin magazine, Japan, and a recent UNESCO Award of Merit. Louis Moinet creations often make use of unusual materials, such as fossils and meteorites, combined with bespoke fine watchmaking complications in a unique creative approach. The brand’s core values are creativity, exclusivity, art and design.
About Wealth Solutions
Wealth Solutions was established in 2007 with a mission to provide unique products for collectors. The company was created by real enthusiasts of exceptional goods such as fine Bordeaux wines, top quality whisky, cognacs, watches and art. Over the past 10 years, more than 8,000 clients have trusted Wealth Solutions by purchasing top quality collectibles and using the company’s expertise. Wealth Solutions managed place on the market one of the oldest whiskies ever and cognac originating from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. Wealth Solutions was the originator behind the idea of creating the Spirit Watch line, featuring watches with capsules filled with special and old alcoholic beverages: the Cognac Watch (with 1762 Gautier cognac inside the oldest Cognac in the world) , Rum Watch (with the 1780 Harewood Rum - the oldest rum in the world) and Whisky Watch (with Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 – the oldest whisky in the world). Company also launched in cooperation with Czapek & Cie a limited edition of the Warszawianka Watch, which was a tribute to Poles fighting for independence in the 19th century.
The Singapore Watch Club
The Singapore Watch Club was founded on 31st October 2015 when a few watch geeks who met on Instagram got together and bonded over beer, and the rest is history. Since then, SWC has blossomed into a fully-fledged horological community: A friendly fraternity of passionate people coming together to share their appreciation of watches. We believe watch collecting is the most rewarding when done in company. Growing our collection and our knowledge alongside our friendship. Our members come from all walks of life, brought together by one common denominator: our love for the art of watchmaking. SWC was created to be an affable fellowship and we have 3 core values we adhere to: Passion, Sincerity and Humility. The doors of SWC are always open to earnest and modest horology enthusiasts.