By Lubna Hamdan
Timepiece boasts fragments from Mars and the moon
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.For all the latest fashion trends from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.