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Australian Opal

Diamond-set bezel and lugs

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Australian Opal

The dial of this Treasures of the World unique piece features eye-catching Australian opal, carefully selected and expertly worked by Daniel Haas, a world specialist in the realm of semi-precious stone craftsmanship.

The natural beauty of the crystal opal is perfectly complemented by the mechanical majesty of a tourbillon escapement.

Central silvered hour and minute hands as well as silvered hour markers are thrown into sharp relief by the resplendent gemstone that surrounds the tourbillon at 6 o’clock and open-worked mainspring at 12 o’clock.

Opal is one of the most spectacular precious stones in gemology and a layer of lacquer has been applied to this one to bring out its spectacular, sparkling blue and turquoise reflections.

The dial is perfectly complemented by the bezel and lugs set with 56 scintillating Top Wesselton VVS baguette cut diamonds that total 3.46 carats, with the case crafted in 18k white gold.

Turning over this Treasures of the World reveals the ‘octopus spring’ of the winding and setting mechanism through the display-back, effectively three springs in one – pull-out piece spring, lever spring and click spring – while the impressive Côtes du Jura engraved movement plate is equally on show.

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Technical Specifications

Treasures of the World: Australian Opal features a stunning dial crafted in Australian Opal and an exclusive tourbillon escapement. Each Treasures of the World is a unique piece in either a natural or diamond-set 18k rose gold or 18k white gold case.

  • Features and Indications

    Central hours and minutes 

    Dial crafted in Australian opal

    Highly visible main spring 

    Superbly-polished and hand-bevelled vertical bridge

    Tourbillon

    Bezel and lugs set with 56 Top Wesselton VVS baguette diamonds (3.46 cts)

    Display-back octopus spring

    Côtes du Jura engraved movement plate

  • Dial and Hands

    Dial crafted from Australian opal

    Silvered hour and minute hands

    Silvered hour markers

  • Movement and Finishing

    Exclusive tourbillon movement 

    Winding: Hand-winding  

    Oscillations: 21,600 vph 

    Frequency: 3 Hz 

    Lines: 14 ½ 

    Power reserve: 72 hours 

    Jewels: 19 

    Tourbillon cage: 1 rotation per minute 

    Escapement: Side lever

  • Case and strap

    Case: Original design by Louis Moinet, made up of 50 parts 

    Material: 18k white gold

    Case diameter: 47mm  

    Water resistance: 30m 

    Bezel and lugs: Set with 56 Top Wesselton VVS baguette diamonds (3.46 cts)

    Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment 

    Caseback: Secured with four screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings 

    Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn, 24 mm width between lugs Buckle: 18K white gold folding clasp bearing Louis Moinet symbol

Australian opal dial
Carefully selected and expertly crafted by semi-precious stone world specialist Daniel Haas
Tourbillon
Rotating tourbillon cage that helps to maximise timekeeping precision by averaging the effects of positional variations
Diamond-set bezel and lugs
Bezel and lugs set with 56 Top Wesselton VVS baguette cut diamonds totalling 3.46 carats