Moon race

Around the Moon

Episode 3 | 1970

Apollo 13 is the third mission in the space programme to take a crew to the Moon.

When landing at the Fra Mauro crater, a site heavily impacted by asteroids, a serious accident damaged the spacecraft. The mission was abandoned, and the return journey required going around the Moon before returning to Earth.

So was Apollo 13 a success or a failure? The objective was of course not achieved, yet this highly dangerous mission can be considered as one of the most spectacular rescues ever carried out. The return to Earth was due to the unfailing will and tenacity of human beings, from the crew to the control centre in Houston.

Sky & Earth

The sky is made of black Aventurine.

The blue Pietersite from Namibia was chosen to evoke the beauty of the Earth.


45.4mm 18K Red Gold.

Unique Piece, Number 01/01

The Moon

The Moon is made of black Onyx and Granite from the Bernese Oberland.


The spacecraft is hand-engraved and then enhanced with a fragment of the polyimide film that protected it on its return journey.

This material travelled from the Earth to the orbit of the Moon and then back to Earth. In total, it travelled more than a million kilometres through interplanetary space aboard Apollo 13.


Hand-engravings representing the Odyssey service and command module.

Authentic spacecraft fragment
Black Aventurine

Caliber LM35

High-precision tourbillon movement, awarded First Prize in the International Chronometry Competition.


21600 VPH (3 Hz)

72 hours

Jewels: 19

45.4 mm

Hours, Minutes

Hours, Minutes

30 meters
24 mm
Folding Clasp
18K Gold
Swiss made

Moon Race

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First on the Moon

Episode 1 | 1966
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Man on the Moon

Episode 2 | 1969
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Last on the Moon

Episode 4 | 1976
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Travel trunk

4 one-of-a-kind creations

The Louis Moinet travel trunk housing four works of art and technology.

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