Mars Mission

Mars Mission

316L stainless steel

Limited edition of 100 watches

LM-75.10.MA-B

Mars Mission

316L stainless steel

Limited edition of 100 watches

LM-75.10.MA-C

Mars Mission

316L stainless steel
Limited edition of 100 watches

LM-75.10.MA-C

This modern MARS MISSION timepiece aims to combine the visionary talent of the inventor of the chronograph and high frequency with contemporary architectural work. An authentic Martian meteorite fragment is suspended above the void. This is an extremely rare and precious material, as only 277 Martian meteorites are known to exist worldwide.

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Caliber LM45

High precision automatic movement.

Automatic

28800 VPH (4 Hz)

48 hours

Jewels: 22

45.4mm

Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Hours, Minutes, Seconds

50 meters

Alligator

24 mm

Folding clasp

316L stainless steel
Mars dial

Swiss made

The backstory

Mars Mission, a character-filled creation

This modern timepiece aims to combine the visionary talent of the inventor of the chronograph and high frequency with contemporary architectural work.

Louis Moinet was a trailblazer and wanted to develop a better knowledge of the universe through his astronomical observations. The same can be said of the programmes aimed at Mars, which are probably the next step in the conquest of space.

The dial

A witness to the conquest of space

The dial pays tribute to the first detailed photos of Mars taken in 1965 by the first Mars flyby probe: Mariner 4. The engraving results from hand-crafted hammering creating pleasing contrasts on the surface of the planet. The finish features two light and dark tones resulting from a light black patina achieved after the dial was copper-plated.

It has an opening between 8 o'clock and 12 o'clock, revealing each beat of its exclusive calibre including the escapement operating at a rate of 28,800 vibrations/hour, as well as the off-centre seconds hand. Everything is arranged to ensure that the eye loses nothing of intricate workings of this MARS MISSION watch.

Mars

An authentic Martian meteorite fragment

Louis Moinet offers exclusive real fragments of Mars. This is an extremely rare and precious material, as only 277 Martian meteorites are known to exist worldwide.

After being torn from the Martian crust probably millions of years ago, this meteorite drifted through interplanetary space, travelling millions of kilometres, before finally being captured by the Earth's gravity and landing in the Jiddat al Harasis Desert in Oman.

It has now been transformed into an objet d’art, sculpted by the expert hands of Daniel Haas and suspended above the void, protected by an anodised aluminium capsule with a shiny black base to make the red planet stand out.

The hour-markers

Light and radiance

Representing an essential stylistic element in this creation, the hour-markers involve an extremely sophisticated manufacture process. Each features three variously shaped facets designed to make the light dance over them. The flank features a diamond and satin-finished part to endow the dial with a deep radiance. The colour contrast is accentuated by its black PVD base and the lacquer in its centre.

The real accomplishment was to keep them suspended above the void, with the clear intention of creating a strong perspective. This virtuoso craftsmanship enables them to be linked to a central ring and to the inner bezel ring.

The self-winding calibre

The finishing of the movement is based on the noble traditions of fine watchmaking: Côtes de Genève, diamond-polished chamfers, circular satin-finished wheels, circular graining. The sapphire caseback reveals the movements of the rotor mounted on ball bearings. The Clous de Paris motif dear to Louis Moinet in the 19th century has been reinterpreted in a concentric version, giving an impression of movement.

The Neo case

A watch industry trailblazer

The MARS MISSION case has been christened Neo, as its novel technical solutions have created a silhouette that is unprecedented in watchmaking. Everything is built around two vertical bridges that cross the piece to accommodate the strap at each end of their openworked lugs. These bridges enclose the movement container, which is dominated by the six-screw bezel, one of Louis Moinet's trademarks.

Its alligator leather strap is secured by a folding clasp adorned with the curved Fleur de Lys, the symbol of Louis Moinet.

Mars Mission

316L stainless steel

Limited edition of 100 watches

LM-75.10.MA-B

Mars Mission

316L stainless steel

Limited edition of 100 watches

LM-75.10.MA-C

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