Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet has revealed a new timepiece inspired by space.
“Space Mystery” features the marquee’s signature meteorite fragments showcased on a blue dial, a shade that is meant to represent the cosmos.
The meteorite used in the watch is dubbed a “mystery” thanks to its containment of non-terrestrial amino acids, which could indicate that it originated outside our solar system over 4.5 billion years ago, according to company chief executive Jean-Marie Schaller.
The 46mm diameter watch also boasts an outsize tourbillion located at 12 o’clock, while the tourbillion case boasts a diameter of 13.59mm and hangs suspended in mid-hair, 1.8mm above the dial.
Furthermore, the satellite tourbillion rotates on its own axis and revolved every 60 seconds.
“Space Mystery is much more than a journey; it’s a quest for meaning: where did we come from? [It] contains a tiny glimpse of an answer to a question that transcends humankind,” says Schaller.
The watch’s case is hand-graved and hand-polished. On either side of its crown, each caseband will include two authentic pieces: one from Mars and one from the moon.
The limited edition of eight will come in 18k white gold and rose gold. The number is a visual reminder of the infinity symbol.
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