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LM-31.20.NY

Mecanograph New York

Limited Edition of 60 pieces

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Mecanograph New York

New York is often considered to be “the capital of the world”. It has a significant impact in all fields, whether world trade, the media, the arts, fashion, showbiz, technology, research or education.

It is the biggest city in the United States of America with more than 8 million inhabitants and is also one of the most cosmopolitan metropolises in the world: nearly half of its inhabitants speak a language other than English at home, 150 different languages are spoken there and it receives 50 million visitors a year.

Hand engraving

Hand engraving combines line engraving with a special, secret technique to produce clearly pronounced embossing. This is important for recreating the atmosphere of New York, with its distinctive urban landscape. The central element is the One World Trade Center, the country’s biggest skyscraper at 541 metres high, spire included. It was chosen because it symbolises New York’s revival. Other emblematic skyscrapers are easy to recognise like the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, which were both the tallest in the world when built in 1930. The famous Brooklyn Bridge, which dates back to 1883 and spans the East River, is also represented.

Hand engraving takes more than twenty hours of work, with attention particularly devoted to the finishing touches: the depth of the satiny lines, the use of light between matt and shine in harmony with the darker patina once inlaid, which gives the whole a metallic look inspired by the city.

Extraordinary New York meteorite

Bolstered by working with Luc Labenne, the famous meteorite hunter, Louis Moinet presents a watchmaking exclusive with these fragments of the legendary New York meteorite, carefully set into the glossy-blue, star-studded New York City skyline.

This ferrous meteorite was bought in 1965 in the port of New York from the captain of a fishing boat, who we can suppose obtained it from an Inuit. The meteorite is the only one to have been officially given the name New York, as confirmed by the Meteoritical Society.

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Technical Specifications

Mecanograph New York is available in two limited editions of 60 pieces each: Grade 5 titanium or 18K rose gold.

  • Features and indications

    Central hour and minutes

    Small seconds

    Half-dial with highly visible movement

    COSC-certified calibre conceived by Louis Moinet and produced by Concepto

  • Dial and Hands

    12 – 6 o’clock : New York hand engravings, New York meteorite carefully set into the glossy-blue, star-studded New York City skyline.

    6 – 12 o’clock : visible mechanism

    “Gouttes de Rosée”® (dewdrop) design, rhodium or gold-plated

  • Movement and Finishing

    Calibre LM31, an exclusive, automatic, COSC-certified, 182-component movement, conceived by Louis Moinet and produced by Concepto

    Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4Hz

    Lines: 13 ¼

    Power reserve: 48 hours

    Jewels: 26

    Balance: Glucydur, screwed

    Rotor : Bi-directional mounted on high-tech ceramic ball bearing and featuring Côte du Jura motif

  • Case and strap

    Case: Louis Moinet design featuring six-screw bezel

    Material: Grade 5 titanium or 18K rose gold

    Case diameter: 44.5mm (Titanium) / 44mm (Gold) 

    Case height: 15.60mm

    Water resistance: 50m

    Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment

    Caseback: Secured with seven screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet symbol

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

    Buckle: Double folding clasp in 316L stainless steel

Hand-engraved dial
Line engraving combined with a secret technique to produce clearly pronounced embossing
New-York Meteorite
This ferrous meteorite was bought in 1965 in the port of New York from the captain of a fishing boat
Highly-visible movement
Calibre LM31, COSC-certified and conceived by Louis Moinet and produced by Concepto
Small seconds subdial
Gouttes de Rosée hand
Gouttes de Rosée hands
Signature Louis Moinet hands marking hours and minutes