Louis Moinet has made a name itself as a creator of celestial timepieces. Their latest, the Sideralis is no difference with a design and mechanism that are out of this world. Powered by patent-pending two exclusive tourbillons it features an exquisitely handcrafted lacquered dial with Clou de Paris pattern that displays Mars, the Moon, Mercury, and meteorites.
Sideralis according to Louis Moinet has three special features. First is the oversized tourbillons, Including cages they measure 14.9 mm. They report no other manufacturer ever made tourbillons anything close to this size. Second special feature – they sits above the movement but give the impression of sitting above the dial. The entire mechanism is visible including balance wheels and its styled screws. The third special feature is the rotation of tourbillons – they are designed to rotate in opposite directions. Not just for aesthetics, it is the power behind providing motive muscle for the entire mechanism.
The time dial located at 12 o’clock is created with two discs, one on top of the other. The one on top is a handcrafted image that shows the universe including stars and planets. The animation mechanism rotate clock-wise every 60 seconds to offer a marvelous viewing of the universe. Planets Mars, the Moon and Mercury are painted on the lower part of the disc. Dial painting is dusted with actual fragments of Mars, moon dust and rare fragments of Rosetta Stone. So you are in every sense of the word getting an out of this world experience.
Housed in a 47.4 mm 18 karat grey gold case with open-work lugs, it features a Caliber LM46 movement, “Gouttes de Rosée” drew-drop hands on the sub dial and a black alligator strap with folding clasp. Sideralis is a limited edition with only 28 units released to the market. This is just a brief description of the unique timepiece. For more information visit Louis Moinet’s website.
Source: Louis Moinet