Louis Moinet is a brand known not only for its high watchmaking prowess, but also for its unusual dials — rare meteors, million-year-old woods and fossils. Now, on the heels of its recent Geograph Rainforest watch introduction just a few months ago (wherein the brand announced that a portion of the proceeds of the sales would benefit the Pulau Banding Foundation dedicated to preserving the sustainable development of the tropical forest ecosystem), Louis Moinet has created a one-0f-a-kind Tourbillon Palm Tree watch that we got a behind-the-scenes viewing of this week in Vegas.
The stunning fossilized Palm Tourbillon watch features a dial made entirely of the fossilized palm tree from the Malaysian rainforest. The rare dial is a stunning work of nature – colors, shapes and forms join together for a beautiful appeal. The watch is crafted in 18-karat rose gold with steel screws and houses an amazing tourbillon. It retails for $275,000 – but then a piece of the rare 130-million-year-old palm tree could be worth close to that all by itself.