Louis Moinet’s Astrolabe Tourbillon Brings History to the Forefront

 |  April 19th, 2016

The old adage “Everything old is new again” couldn’t be more to the point than with the latest release from Louis Moinet, the Astrolabe Tourbillon. Invented by the Greek scientist Hipparchus, the word astrolabe comes from the Greek astrolabos, which means “an instrument to measure the height of the stars.” The tool can be used to measure both the movement of the stars and the passage of time in both the day and night. In the day by observing the sun, and at night by the movement of the stars. To construct an astrolabe, as one would expect, is no small task. It is made up of a disk graduated in degrees, with a rotating arm attached to the center called…

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