The Tourbillon Asteroid dial features a hand-crafted fragment of the mysterious Itqiy meteorite which formed close to the Sun thousands of years ago before making its way to Earth.
Its spectacular black and white pattern throws into stark relief the central silvered hour and minute hands as well as the main spring and tourbillon escapement that are revealed by the dazzling open-work dial architecture.
The escapement at 6 o’clock is mounted in a rotating tourbillon cage that helps to maximise timekeeping precision by averaging the effects of positional variations caused by gravity, while the state of wind revealed by the visible main spring at 12 o’clock provides an organic indication of the available power.
The exceptional case of this Meteoris Tourbillon comprises 50 components including the signature Louis Moinet crown guard and the display-back is just as spectacular as the dial-side, with the ‘octopus spring’ of the winding and setting mechanism taking centre stage.
The latter is effectively three springs in one – pull-out piece spring, lever spring and click spring, impressively radiating from the centre like the swirling legs of an octopus.
Tourbillon Asteroid is a unique piece and is showcased as part of the Meteoris Solar System.
Features and Indications
Dial and Hands
Movement and Finishing
Case and Strap