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Tempograph Chrome

Limited Edition of 60 watches


Tempograph Chrome

«The Tempograph has become one of our greatest successes, to the point that several versions have sold out and are now collectors’ items. A full black or blue finish and an imposing new case now comprise the foundation of a whole new Tempograph generation: Chrome. Its compelling appeal will doubtless lead to it quickly becoming a watchmaking icon in its own right.»

The success of the 20-Second Tempograph is no doubt due to the fact that it’s the embodiment of all Louis Moinet’s values. For one thing, it consists of a series of very limited editions and unique pieces that many collectors have patiently sought to acquire. Then too, it is a timepiece that boasts technology and aesthetics in equal measure – a balance that is clearly visible on the dial. And lastly, the piece features an exclusive animation, epitomising the creative aspirations with which Ateliers Louis Moinet has always been imbued. The 20-second retrograde hand is powered by workings that are visible on the left side of the dial. 

A new-generation

The new-generation 20-Second Tempograph, Tempograph Chrome, includes two major firsts. It features a completely black or blue surround. This extends from the bridges that structure the movement to the flange, itself engraved with a concentric Clou de Paris pattern. The time dial is located at 4 o’clock; it too is decorated with the concentric Clou de Paris pattern, a Louis Moinet hallmark. Fully lacquered in black or blue, it sets off the Louis Moinet’s signature “Dewdrop” hands perfectly.

The timepiece also features a new case, borrowed from Louis Moinet’s Memoris collection, the first chronograph watch in history. Packed with 52 components, the case has been decreased in size from 46 to 44 millimetres, and then fully reworked to accommodate the 20-Seconds’ Tempograph retrograde movement. This is also the first time this prestigious case has been made in steel for the blue version. 

These two changes mark a turning-point in the Tempograph saga, so much so that Louis Moinet sees this as constituting the second generation of the timepiece, Tempograph Chrome. More modern, more powerful, and even more characterful, the piece is now entering a new, more contemporary era.

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Technical Specifications

  • Features and functions

    Hours and Minutes

    20-second retrograde mechanism

  • Movement and finishing

    Automatic movement
    LM50 caliber, designed and manufactured by Louis Moinet
    Winding: Automatic
    Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations per hour
    Frequency: 4Hz
    Lines: 14 ½
    Power reserve: 48 hours
    Jewels: 36
    Diameter: 30.40 mm
    Height: 8,29 mm
    Decoration: Circular Côtes de Genève pattern, jewels with diamond- cut chamfers and circular satin-finish gears with a 5N gold-toned finish

  • Case and strap

    Case: Original Louis Moinet®, composed of 59 pieces, design with two-part bezel and 6 screws
    Material: 316L Stainless Steel or 18K gold
    Diameter: 44 mm
    Thickness: 14.75 mm
    Water resistance: 50 meters
    Lugs: Screwed settings (1 black zircon jewel and 3 screws per lug)
    Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
    Distance between lugs: 24 mm
    Strap: Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather with alligator lining
    Buckle: Folding clasp with “Fleur-de-lys” motif

  • Dial and hands

    Hour & Minute “Goutte de Rosée”® dew-drop hands
    Domed lacquered dial, diamond-polished decorative filet
    Inner bezel ring adorned with guilloché “Clou de Paris” hobnail motif

Retrograde Mechanism
The large central retrograde second hand, with its continuous twenty-second sweep, brings the dial to life.
Hour & Minute
Signature “Gouttes de Rosée” hands marking hours and minutes.
Openwork disc
The openwork disc, in subtle shades of red, grey and black marks out the three twenty-second sequences.