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Jules Verne Instrument 3

Louis Moinet design rotor


Jules Verne Instrument 3

Jules Verne Instrument III is an original and decidedly technological chronograph inspired by Captain Nemo, the protagonist of Verne’s 1869 novel Twenty thousand leagues under the sea in which Nemo chooses voluntary exile from human society to sail the oceans aboard his Nautilus submarine.
Louis Moinet has created Jules Verne Instrument III especially for the Captain, a high-precision instrument and loyal companion to accompany him alongside his various locomotive devices in his many confrontations with worlds known and unknown.

With a central 60-second counter and 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, the chronograph is operated by a subaquatic-looking monopusher at 2 o'clock, and features an astonishing function indicator – start, stop, or reset – at 5 o'clock, inspired by the famous Chadburn telegraph transmitters on historical ships.
Meanwhile, central hours and minutes are complemented by small seconds at 9 o'clock, with a date window at 7 o'clock.
The dial boasts signature Louis Moinet Côtes du Jura guilloche, with the visibility of the chronograph function indicator and the chronograph counters enhanced by milled appliques and hex screws in addition to blue and white Super-LumiNova coatings.
Jules Verne Instrument III sits on the wrist extremely comfortably thanks to the strong yet light Grade 5 titanium case; the blackened lower bezel contrasts neatly with the upper bezel in 18k rose gold, while a supple natural rubber strap is the perfect choice for such an aquatically-inspired timepiece.
Turning over Jules Verne Instrument III, the display-back reveals plates and bridges beautifully engraved with a Côtes du Jura motif as well as a distinctive open-worked, ballbearing-mounted rotor.

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Technical specifications

Jules Verne Instrument III is a monopusher chronograph inspired by Captain Nemo, the protagonist in the eponymous author’s acclaimed novel Twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Jules Verne Instrument III is available in two limited editions of 365 pieces each: 18k rose gold and grade 5 titanium; and grade 5 titanium and 316L stainless steel.

  • Features and Indications

    • Monopusher chronograph
    • Start-Stop-Reset function indicator
    • Function indicator inspired by Chadburn telegraph transmitter
    • Central 60-second chronograph seconds
    • 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock
    • Central hours and minutes
    • Small seconds at 9 o’clock
    • Date window at 7 o’clock
  • Dial and Hands

    • Côtes du Jura guilloche
    • Milled appliques with hex screws
    • Blue and white Super-LumiNova
  • Movement and Finishing

    • Exclusive, mechanical self-winding Louis Moinet caliber, LM30
    • Oscillations: 28,800 vph
    • Frequency: 4Hz
    • Lines: 13 ¼
    • Power reserve: 48 hours
    • Jewels: 27
    • Open-worked rotor mounted on ceramic ball bearings
  • Case and Strap

    • Case: Original Louis Moinet design, bezel secured with 6 hex screws
    • Crafted in either 18k rose gold and grade 5 titanium or grade 5 titanium & 316L stainless steel
    • Diameter: 46.50mm
    • Height: 16.65mm
    • The Louis Moinet crown guard
    • Water resistance: 100m
    • Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment
    • Case-back secured with 7 screws and engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings
    • Width between lugs: 24mm
    • Strap: Natural black rubber
    • Buckle: Double folding clasp in 316L stainless steel
Plates and bridges
Engraved with a Côtes du Jura motif
Louis Moinet design rotor
Distinctive open-worked, ballbearing-mounted rotor