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Tourbillon Asteroid

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.

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Technical Specifications

Tourbillon Asteroid is a unique piece and is showcased as part of the Meteoris Solar System.

  • Features and Indications

    Dial crafted in the mysterious Itqiy meteorite which formed close to the Sun thousands of years ago before making its way to Earth

    Bezel and lugs set with 56 Top Wesselton VVS baguette diamonds (3.46 cts)

    Central hours and minutes

    Highly visible main spring

    Superbly-polished and hand-bevelled vertical bridge

    Tourbillon

    Display-back octopus spring

  • Dial and Hands

    Dial crafted in the mysterious Itqiy meteorite which formed close to the Sun thousands of years ago before making its way to Earth

    Central silvered hour and minute hands

  • Movement and Finishing

    Exclusive tourbillon movement

    Winding: Hand-winding 

    Oscillations: 21,600 vph

    Frequency: 3 Hz

    Lines: 14 ½

    Power reserve: 72 hours

    Tourbillon cage: 1 rotation per minute

    Jewels: 19

    Escapement: Side lever 

    Blued-steel screws

  • Case and Strap

    Case: Original design by Louis Moinet, made up of 50 parts

    Material: 18k white gold

    Bezel and lugs: Set with 56 Top Wesselton VVS baguette diamonds (3.46 cts)

    Diameter: 47mm 

    Water-resistance: 30m

    Caseback secured with six screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings

    Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment

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

    Buckle: 18k red gold folding clasp with Louis Moinet symbol