You Haven’t Been to Singapore? Now You Don’t Need To Go: Introducing Louis Moinet Singapore Edition Limited Edition Watch

Louis Moinet Singapore Edition watch created in partnership with Wealth Solutions.

Louis Moinet Singapore Edition watch created in partnership with Wealth Solutions.

Yesterday was the National Day of the country of Singapore, sometimes called the Lion City. To honor the history and beauty of the city, Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet, in partnership with Wealth Solutions, unveiled an exclusive limited edition Singapore watch. Offered in an edition of 19 pieces in rose gold and 65 pieces in stainless steel Neo cases  (19 and 65 signify the year of Singapore’s independence) — for a total of 84 watches — the new Swiss-made mechanical watch is fully decorated to the highest standards with a host of references to the city and symbols of Singapore.

Powered by an in-house made LM45 automatic movement beating at 4Hz, the first piece — unveiled yesterday in Singapore in cooperation with the Singapore Watch Club — offers a stunning view of the Singapore skyline. Among the characteristic buildings that are meticuloulsy engraved on the dial are the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Gardens by the Bay an the Singapore Flyer. Above the skyline, the moon and five small stars is depicted as a reference to the Singapore flag. Via a dial aperture on the left side of the dial, a portion of the movement is visible. The subsidiary seconds dial at 9:00 features a smoky sapphire dial for viewing of the movement, as well. The rotor of the watch is decorated with a concentric emulation of the Clou de Paris motif. The 18-karat rose gold version retails for CHF 48,000; the steel watch retails  for CHF 22,000.

There are 65 pieces of the stainless steel Louis Moinet Singapore Edition watch being made.

There are 65 pieces of the stainless steel Louis Moinet Singapore Edition watch being made.

This is not the first time the fully independent Swiss watch brand has partnered with Wealth Solutions, a Polish company that specializes in procuring, creating and delivery unique collector items. The two teamed up earlier this year to unveil the Whiskey Watch — a Louis Moinet timepiece with rare Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 sealed inside. Wealth Solutions has created several other “spirit” watches, as well. 

A study of the dial of the Louis Moinet Singapore Edition watch depicts the moon and five stars (to emulate the flag of the Lion City), engraved buildings and a concentric motif on the dial.

A study of the dial of the Louis Moinet Singapore Edition watch depicts the moon and five stars (to emulate the flag of the Lion City), engraved buildings and the water below.

Louis Moinet is based in Neufchatel and was founded in 2004 to honor esteemed 18th century watchmaker Louis Moinet (1768-1853) — who was the inventor of the chronograph in 1816. That chronograph distinction is certified by the Guinness World Records(TM). The brand continues to create timepieces that honor Louis Moinet’s life, and in addition to superb chronographs and complications, Louis Moinet offers an elevated level of artistic elegance in its timepieces, paying tribute to the fact that the founding gather was also a painter, sculptor and teacher of Fine Arts.

Technical Details of the Louis Moinet Singapore Edition

Features and functions

Hours and Minutes

Seconds (at 9 o’clock)

 Dial and hands

Hour & Minute “Goutte de Rosée”® hands with luminous coating

Small seconds sapphire subdial with “Goutte de Rosée” ® hand at 9 o’clock

Hand-engravings of Singapore skyline

Concentric Clou de Paris dial featuring the moon and five brilliant stars, which are references to the flag of Singapore.

Movement and finish

LM45 caliber, designed and manufactured by Louis Moinet

Winding: Automatic

Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations per hour

Frequency: 4Hz

Lines: 13 ¼

Power reserve: 48 hours

Jewels: 22

Diameter: 30.40 mm

Height: 6.70 mm

Oscillating weight: concentric Clou de Paris

Decoration: Côtes de Genève, diamond-polished facets, circular-grained wheels. Louis Moinet symbols engravings

Case and strap

Case: Original Louis Moinet®, composed of 55 pieces, design with two-part bezel and 6 screws

Material: 316L Stainless Steel or 18K rose gold

Diameter: 43.20 mm

Thickness: 14.80 mm

Water resistance: 50 meters

Lugs: Openwork, set with black zircon jewel

Crystals: Sapphire crystals with non-reflective coating on both faces

Distance between lugs: 22 mm

Strap: Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather with alligator lining

Buckle: Folding clasp with “Fleur-de-lys” motif

Limited edition

LM-45.50.SI in rose gold – 19 pieces

LM-45.10.SI in steel – 65 pieces

(19 in gold cases and 65 in stainless steel cases, standing for “1965”, year of Singapore’s Independence)

 

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