The ASTRONEF hits a new high
The ASTRONEF, a revolutionary timepiece featuring two unique satellite tourbillons, has just added a new feat to its considerable list of awards. Having already picked up three prestigious global prizes, namely the A’Design Award (Gold Prize), the Middle East Watch of the Year (Best Tourbillon Watch) and the Muse Design Award (Platinum Award), the ASTRONEF has once again taking a well-deserved bow on the international stage.
The world-famous German Design Award recognised the ASTRONEF for its innovative concept and futuristic design. This remarkable timepiece received a special mention in the “Excellent Product Design” category (Luxury Goods) by a jury made up of eminent international experts in design. Among past prizewinners, one finds esteemed figures from the world of design such as Jasper Morrison and Konstantin Grcic.
This was the sixth German Design Award granted to a Louis Moinet creation and it attests to the brand’s continuing inventiveness and capacity for innovation in the field of watch design.
Animating a work of art
The distinctive element of the ASTRONEF are two satellite tourbillons that move in a harmonious mechanical ballet. They are inside cages that turn at two different speeds, one in five minutes, the other in ten. This spectacular feat is controlled by a central differential mechanism that synchronises the rhythm of the tourbillons, endowing the ASTRONEF with a genuine superpower, namely exceptional precision.
The case is a masterpiece of engineering with a resolutely avant-garde spirit. It features a sapphire crystal container placed on top of the undercarriage.
The ASTRONEF is available in two limited editions of eight pieces each, one in 18-ct red gold, the other, released more recently, in grade-5 titanium.