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Louis Moinet 20-Second Tempograph Chrome

Marina Milojević | 07.26.18 | 10:20 PM

One of the greatest successes of the house of Louis Moinet is certainly its 20-second Tempograph. This exclusive model that beautifully embodies all Louis Moinet’s values, consists of a series of limited editions and unique pieces, of which several versions have sold out and are now collectors’ items. This year, following up on the success of the original Tempograph, Louis Moinet introduces the Tempograph Chrome, which includes two major firsts: a completely black or blue exterior, and the first stainless steel case for the blue version.

The Louis Moinet 20-Second Tempograph is a technically complex timepiece distinguished by its daring display –a balance is clearly visible from the watch face, a 20-second retrograde hand, and a charmingly offset time dial.

The hours and minutes are shifted on a separate dial at 5 o’clock, swept by a pair of dewdrop-hands and adorned with the Maison’s hallmark concentric Clou de Paris pattern (blue version). The large central retrograde seconds hand, powered by a mechanism that is visible on the left side of the dial, advances in 20 seconds increments before it jumps back to its starting position. The wheel at 9 o’clock features a disc with 3 segments, allowing to measure each minute.

Louis Moinet 20-Second Tempograph Chrome

The watch is powered by a highly complex movement assembled from no less than 261 individual parts. The caliber LM50, which can be admired through the exhibition case-back, operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, providing a minimum of 48 hours of power reserve. Its surface is delicately finished with circular Geneva stripes, diamond-cut sinks for jewels and circular satin-finished wheels.

The new Tempograph Chrome, available in black or blue version, features a new case, borrowed from Louis Moinet’s Memoris collection. Assembled from 52 components, the case has been decreased in size from 46 to 44 millimeters, and then fully reworked to accommodate the 20-Seconds’ Tempograph retrograde movement.

The new generation Tempograph, Tempograph Chrome is presented on an alligator strap and secured with a stainless steel or 18k gold folding buckle. The watch is water resistant to 50-meters. Limited edition of 60 watches. More information at louismoinet.com.

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