Louis Moinet, Inventor of the Chronograph, Gets His Own Street, Unveils Ultravox Hour Strike Watch

 |  July 11th, 2018

It isn’t every day that a watch brand can boast that it has a street named after it, or its founder. However, on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Louis Moinet, the inventor of the chronograph, this Swiss independent brand has garnered its own street, named after the founder of the brand in Bourges, Switzeralnd. An unveiling of the street sign took place just a couple of weeks ago in the City of Bourges, with Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO  of the brand   and…

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Louis Moinet Creates Watches With Billion-Year-Old Meteorites, Fossils: Dhofar; Acasta

 |  April 5th, 2018

Einstein’s theory of relativity states that space and time are connected. As far as horology is concerned, the incorporation of extraterrestrial materials into the manufacturing of time pieces is a match made in heaven. Louis Moinet has tapped into that natural synergy and created the Acasta and Dhofar watches. The manufacture is touting the two pieces as an opportunity to wear 4 billion years on your wrist, and after learning more about the creations, it is easy to understand why.…

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Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys From Baselworld 2018, And Why We Love Them

 |  April 2nd, 2018

As mentioned when we reviewed the best  and worst USB keys of SIHH 2018 earlier this year, we are in our sixth year of reviewing the storage devices that watch brands use to pass their precious information and images on to journalists and bloggers. This much-loved story has sparked a lot of attention over the years, and we have had some amazing response even from brands, who sometimes hand me the USB stick with great anticipation to see my reaction.…

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Three Watch Brands We Expect Great Things From This January 2018

 |  January 2nd, 2018

With the new year here, it means show season will begin. In the watch world, that predominantly means — SIHH 2018, here we come. However, as we know, many other brands capitalize on the fact that so many retailers and press are in Geneva for SIHH and so they, too, exhibit their newest inventions — some of which have taken years upon years to build.  While we know that the brands at SIHH have a lot to offer, we expect…

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Louis Moinet Unveils Limited Editions for Opening of Moscow Boutique

 |  November 17th, 2017

Atelier Louis Moinet — one of our favorite independent watch brands — seems to exist  to perpetuate the legacy of Louis Moinet himself, master watchmaker and inventor of the chronograph in 1816. In a decisive step to further establish the firm, Louis Moinet recently opened its first ever boutique in Moscow. This development bears witness to real growth for Louis Moinet in a time when the watch-making market is struggling to regain ground. Additionally, in honor of this brand first, Louis…

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

 |  August 10th, 2017

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…

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Only Watch 2017 Part 2: Meet the Rest of the 49 Unique Watches Being Auctioned (Slide Show)

 |  July 13th, 2017

Earlier this week, we brought you news about OnlyWatch 2017, and showed half of the 49 (thus far) unique watches that are going up for auction in November for the seventh annual OnlyWatch event.   OnlyWatch is a charity auction with all proceeds going toward finding a cure for  t Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  As mentioned yesterday, these are all unique watches being donated by the brands for this event only. To heighten the attention, a  world tour of these watches begins in September…

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