Louis Moinet, a brand we write about frequently here, was recently honored with an international Good Design Award. for its Memoris watch. The Good Design Awards have been assessing and awarding creative designs for 67 years now. In 2016, approximately 1,000 applications from 46 countries were submitted by companies and independent designers — so a win by Louis Moinet is huge. It also attests to Louis Moinet’s creative and artistic sprit.
Indeed, while a watchmaker ahead of his time, Louis Moinet was also an artist and pioneer. He is credited for inventing the chronograph in 1816. The Memoris watch pays tribute to that invention — with the chronograph function as the key focal point in terms of aesthetics and technique. In this watch, the entire actions of the chronograph timer can be viewed on the dial side of the watch when activated by the pusher. The column wheel orchestrates the graceful ballet of the gears, passing information to the hands — for the wearer to witness.
We have written about the Louis Moinet Memoris chronograph watch several times here because it is such an exceptional timepiece. Its brass plate is coated in a translucent blue and a host of stunning stars glimmer on it thanks to an all-new fixed graver process that renders each star as unique, with different angles and depths. The case horns feature black zircons and the flange and counter bridge are made of a revolutionary translucent material that is a composite of multiple materials all vacuum molded via high temperatures. In short, the watch is a veritable master piece on the wrist – a work of art worthy of the Good Design Award.