“Memoris Red Eclipse” has become Louis Moinet’s anthology timepiece, celebrating the bicentenary of the invention of the chronograph – a very limited edition of twelve fully hand-engraved watches. This top prestige version features a bespoke case, fully hand-engraved and depicting the theme of the lunar eclipse. All the movement’s finishes are also hand-crafted using authentic, traditional Fine Watchmaking processes.
The bevelling brings the mechanism to life, on a mysterious starry background. This is crafted using a traditional rose engine – a tool which, despite being all of two hundred years old, has just found a new application, thanks to Memoris. The unique process creates a spectacular effect that makes the stars twinkle in myriad ways, depending on the angle at which they are viewed.
2016 marks the bicentenary of the invention of the chronograph. An event entitled “200 years in 24 hours” will be organised at the Neuchâtel Observatory on September 16, 2016 to observe the eclipse of the moon. And as a tribute to the astronomical observations of Louis Moinet, the “Red Eclipse” model presented here will be officially unveiled.