Luxury watch house Louis Moinet has revealed a timepiece inspired by the late Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, founder and leader of the UAE, in line with the Year of Zayed.
The watch, named after the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque commixed by the leader in the capital, celebrates the founder’s development of the UAE and its resources.
According to the Swiss brand, it took three years of work to manufacture, as it features a 100 year old movement that was first created at the time of Sheikh Zayed’s birth.
It was also manufactured in Joux Valley, just several kilometres away from where Sheikh Zayed spent his holidays in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“The chronograph marks out the massage of time, calling to mind the Sheikh’s race to build his country as fast as possible,” according to the brand.
Its mother-of-pearl dial represents the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque hand-painted by a miniature artist, and boasting 30 baguette-cut diamonds. Its case is made of 18-carat gold with 68 baguette-cut diamonds.
The one of its kind watch has already been purchased by an Omani sheikh for $2 million.
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