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LMV-18.41.20

Jules Verne Instrument 2

Limited Edition of 12 pieces

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Jules Verne Instrument 2

A superb retro futurist split-second automatic chronograph, Jules Verne Instrument 2 features central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock and a date subdial at 3 o’clock.

Complementing the central chronograph second hand and rattrapante (split-second hand adjusted by a pusher at 10 o’clock on the case band) are 30-minute and 12-hour counters at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively.

Particularly striking are the innovative chronograph pushers in the form of curved levers – start/stop at 2 o’clock and reset at 4 o’clock.

The levers smartly fold out to prime the chronograph; they fold back to wrap around the bezel elegantly and securely when the chronograph function is no longer needed.

Verne’s understanding of science was such that his vivid descriptions of space, air and underwater travel were ahead of their time.

In his 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon he predicted with extraordinary accuracy details of the real-life moon-landing missions that would take place over a century later.

To celebrate such visionary instincts, Jules Verne Instrument No.1 features a steampunk porthole in the case band at 9 o’clock containing a fragment of the rare Dhofar 459 lunar meteorite – a real piece of the moon that fell to Earth.

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Technical Specifications

Jules Verne Instrument 2 is a retro futurist automatic split-second chronograph with date, available in three limited editions: Silver dial (60 pieces), black dial (60 pieces) and midnight blue dial (12 pieces).

  • Features and Indications

    Central hours and minutes

    Split-second chronograph: Central seconds, 30-minute counter (at 12 o’clock), 12-hour counter (at 6 o’clock); split second adjusted by a pusher at 10 o’clock

    Small seconds (at 9 o’clock)

    Date subdial (at 3 o’clock)

  • Dial and Hands

    Côtes du Jura guilloche

    Hands: Rhodium-plated or blued steel

    Hands and sub-dials evoke industrial gauges of the steam era

  • Movement and Finishing

    Winding: Automatic

    Oscillations: 28,800 vph

    Frequency: 4 Hz

    Power reserve: 48 hours

    Jewels: 30

    Silver and Black dial models have Côtes du Jura engraved rotor

    Midnight blue model has special ‘crater’ hand-engraved rotor

  • Case and Strap

    Materials: Grade 5 Titanium & 316L stainless steel & 18K rose gold

    Porthole containing a genuine fragment of the Dhofar 459 lunar meteorite

    Split second adjusted by a pusher at 10 o’clock on the case band

    Case diameter: 52mm X 46mm

    Case height: 14.5mm

    Crown guard: Patent pending

    Water-resistance: 50m

    Case-back: Secured with 4 screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet symbols

    Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment

    Strap: Crocodile leather, hand-sewn, ‘carbon’ finish

    Buckle: 316L stainless steel folding clasp, Louis Moinet design

Porthole in the case band at 9 o'clock
Contains a fragment of the rare Dhofar 459 lunar meteorite – a real piece of the moon that fell to Earth
Hand-engraved rotor
Crater pattern hand-engraved on the automatic winding rotor