LM-14.44.02
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LM-14.44.02

Labradorite

The Louis Moinet crown guard

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Labradorite

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

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

Central hour and minute hands as well as hour markers are thrown into sharp relief by the striking, blue-green labradorite that surrounds the tourbillon at 6 o’clock and the open-worked mainspring at 12 o’clock.

The name Labradorite is derived from Labrador in eastern Canada, the region where this feldspar mineral was first identified. However, spectrolite, the type of high-quality labradorite used in this unique piece, originates from Finland. Spectrolite is a less common form of labradorite exhibiting a richer range of colours (a full spectrum, hence its name) and a vivid iridescence: A lustrous play of colour that changes as the dial is viewed at different angles.

The opalescent dial is complemented by the highly-polished, hand-bevelled three-armed bridge supporting the tourbillon which extends vertically to the open mainspring.

Turning over this Treasures of the World timepiece reveals the intricate ‘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 – as well as the Côtes du Jura engraved movement plate.

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Technical Specifications

Treasures of the World: Labradorite features a stunning, iridescent labradorite dial 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 labradorite

    Highly visible main spring 

    Highly-polished and hand-bevelled vertical bridge

    60-second tourbillon

    Display-back octopus spring

    Côtes du Jura engraved movement plate

  • Dial and Hands

    Dial crafted from labradorite

    Golden or silvered hour and minute hands

    Golden or 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 rose gold or 18k white gold

    Case diameter: 47mm  

    Water resistance: 30m 

    Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment 

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

    Strap: Black and blue Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn, 24 mm width between lugs

    Buckle: 18K rose gold and titanium or 18k white gold and titanium folding clasp bearing Louis Moinet symbol

Labradorite 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