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Magistralis

Magistralis is a majestic unique piece and Grande Complication. It boasts a perpetual calendar, a mono-pusher column-wheel chronograph, a moon phase featuring a genuine lunar meteorite and a minute repeater with cathedral gongs which is wonderfully complemented by an accompanying violin-style amplifying case.

Such impressive functions are complemented by an equally impressive movement. Magistralis’ Vallée de Joux calibre was created in Geneva over 100 years ago and duly bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, featuring a flame-blued Breguet balance spring and hand-bevelled, flat-polished moustache lever escapement.

The luxuriant shimmer of the black Côtes du Jura guilloche contrasts neatly with the four recessed sub-dials which are coloured ‘old rose’ ensuring excellent legibility, as gilded and blued steel hands form a rich plethora of indications.

There are central chronograph seconds complemented by a 30-minute chronograph counter incorporated into a month sub-dial at 12 o’clock. A date sub-dial at 3 o’clock is accompanied by a day-of-the-week sub-dial at 9 o’clock.

Meanwhile, the moon phase incorporating small seconds at 6 o’clock contains a fragment of the rare Dhofar 459 lunar meteorite – a real piece of the moon that fell to Earth.

A slider on the case band at 2 o’clock operates the minute-repeater, a function that is audibly enhanced by the accompanying violin-style amplifying case, beautifully hand made by luthier Claude Bouquard.

The stunning timepiece and repeater amplifier are presented together with an original 1856 second edition of master watchmaker Louis Moinet’s great reference work Traité d’Horlogerie in a delicately hand-crafted curly maple and varnished spruce case.

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Technical Specifications

Magistralis is an extraordinary unique piece and Grande Complication. It comes with a unique hand-crafted, violin-style minute repeater amplifier and an original 1856 second edition of master watchmaker Louis Moinet’s great reference work Traité d’Horlogerie. The ensemble is presented in a hand-crafted curly maple and varnished spruce case.

  • Features

    Perpetual calendar

    Mono-pusher column-wheel chronograph

    Minute repeater with cathedral gongs, featuring an all-or-nothing mechanism

    Moon phase featuring genuine lunar meteorite Dhofar 459

    100-year old vintage Vallée de Joux movement made in Geneva and bearing the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

    Four recessed sub-dials coloured ‘old rose’ ensuring excellent legibility

    Hand-crafted curly maple and varnished spruce presentation case containing the Magistralis timepiece, a violin-style repeater amplifying case hand-made by luthier Claude Bouquard, and an original 1856 second edition of Louis Moinet’s reference work, Traité d’Horlogerie

  • Indications

    Central hours and minutes

    Central chronograph seconds; 30-minute chronograph counter incorporated in month sub-dial at 12 o’clock 

    Month sub-dial at 12 o’clock 

    Date sub-dial at 3 o’clock

    Day of the week sub-dial at 9 o’clock

    Moon phase at 6 o’clock 

    Small seconds incorporated in moon-phase sub-dial at 12 o’clock

  • Dial and Hands

    Moon phase featuring Dhofar 459 lunar meteorite 

    Gilded central hour and minute hands

    Blued central chronograph hand 

    Blued day, date and month sub-dial hands

    Gilded 30-minute chronograph sub-dial hand 

    Gilded small seconds hand Black

    Côtes du Jura guilloche

    Facetted applied hour markers

  • Movement and Finishing

    100-year old vintage Vallée de Joux movement made in Geneva and bearing the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark 

    Self-compensating balance

    Flame-blued Breguet balance spring

    Hand bevelled, flat-polished moustache lever escapement

    Oscillations: 2.5Hz/18,000 vph 

    Column-wheel chronograph

    Minute repeater with cathedral gongs, featuring an all-or-nothing mechanism

    Perpetual calendar

    Moon phase featuring genuine lunar meteorite

  • Case and Strap

    Crafted in 18k red gold and 18k yellow gold 

    Over 90 meticulously-assembled elements 

    Louis Moinet signature case, original design

    Sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment

    Louis Moinet crown guard

    Black hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather strap