inventor of the chronograph, was born into a prosperous family of farmers in Bourges, France, was a French horologist

Louis Moinet Watches – The Truth Behind the New York Mecanograph

By Gordon Henderson New York is awesome. Its history and diversity allow it to stand out amongst metropolises all over the world. The city boasts a population of 8 million residents and 50 million visitors a year – not to mention some of the greatest restaurants known to man.  The city is at the epicenter…

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Storage Wars II: Top 4 Creative USB’s from BaselWorld 2014

We always come back from BaselWorld talking about all the great timepieces we saw – and we should. But, as we all know- the info about those watches has to be somewhere – and that is usually on a USB. Indeed, storage is one of the most important aspects when it comes to offering journalists…

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Louis Moinet Historic Clock in The White House

In honor of Fourth of July – a true American Holiday – and as we celebrate this long weekend,  we bring you a little history about clocks and the White House. The Louis Moinet clock purchased by Monroe strikes the hours and quarter hours and features Minerva – the Roman goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom,…

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Louis Moinet Releases the Derrick Tourbillon – The World’s First watch Equipped with a Derrick

Part of the Treasures of the World collection, the new Derrick Tourbillon from Louis Moinet is an unprecedented piece – complete with a moving, replicated oil derrick on its dial. Essentially, above the tourbillon at 6:00, is an animated pumping oil derrick – made of aluminum to reduce the weight. The derrick is strictly decorative…

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Introducing the Louis Moinet Jules Verne Instrument III

Louis Moinet releases its Jules Verne Instrument III monopusher chronograph, inspired by Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The new piece features a patent-pending for the chronograph function indicator. According to Jules Verne descendent, Jean-Michel Verne, “The distinctive chronograph indicator signals which function has been selected: start, stop or reset. Its design is inspired by…

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NEWS: The Chronograph was really created first by Louis Moinet in 1816

Today, we wrote about Swiss watch history (here), but today, history is being re-written.  Heretofore it was believed that Nicolas Rieussec invented the chronograph in 1822, but the discovery of a watch made by Louis Moinet in 1815 and 1816 – which he called the Compteur de Tierces – has been confirmed by experts as…

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