Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 13, 2010

LOT 622

Louis Moinrt Jurassic Tourbillon ? Limited Edition No. 2/12 Louis Moinet, Switzerland, "Jurassic Tourbillon ? Limited Edition", No. 2/12. Sold in 2010. Exceptional and extremely fine, 18K white gold, water-resistant wristwatch with fossilized dinosaur bone dial, visible one-minute tourbillon, 72-hour power-reserve and set with 56 Top Wesselton VVS baguette diamonds (3.46 carats), Louis Moinet galuchat strap with 18K white gold and black titanium deployant clasp. Accompanied by the Louis Moinet "Time Exporator" cabinet, Louis Moinet box, Certificate of Origin and booklet.

CHF 140,000 - 200,000

USD 140,000 - 200,000 / EUR 105,000 - 150,000

Sold: CHF 170,500

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, made up of 50 parts, massive, polished and brushed, inclined and stepped bezel with eight screws and set with white baguette diamonds, white gold flanges with four screws, curved lugs set with baguette diamonds, screwed white gold bars, transparent back with six screws, anti-glare sapphire crystals. D. Fossilized dinosaur bone, applied white gold dot hour markers and Louis Moinet symbol, apertures for the tourbillon and spring barrel for power-reserve engraved ?Authentic Dinosaur Bone?. White gold feuille hands. M. 14 ½???, rhodium-plated, "Cotes du Jura" decoration, 19 jewels, some in gold chatons, special "octopus" spring for pull-out piece, lever and click, 21,600 vph, skeletonized spring barrel, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator, one-minute tourbillon regulator with polished steel three equidistant-arm carriage, brushed and polished bridge extending vertically to secure the barrel above. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 47 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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The fossilized dinosaur bone used in the dial of this watch comes from the family of large herbivorous dinosaurs such as the Diplodocus.
TIME EXPLORATOR is a ?time-travelling machine? measuring three metres long and two metres high. It is made in mahogany wood and its ?engine-room? features counters, controls, levers, gear trains, as well as copper and brass pipes. This ?journey through time? enables visitors to make unexpected discoveries through nine different portholes presenting as many major historical milestones. A genuine treasure chest of human history, TIME EXPLORATOR offers a fascinating opportunity to embark upon a poetic and initiatory exploration of origins.
The nine objects contained within are: ?Origin? ? fragments from the meteorite ?Sahara 99555?, the oldest known rock in the Universe. ?Legacy? ? fossilized dinosaur egg, 65,000,000 years old. ?Vision? ? reproduction astrolabe of circa 1500. ?Excellency? ? two volumes of Louis Moinet's 1848 watchmaking treatise. ?Change? ? stereoscope from 1900. ?Freedom? ? fragments of the Berlin Wall, which fell in 1989. ?Passion? ? the Jurassic Tourbillon Watch. ?Life? ? a mirror from 2010 ?Hope? ? a sculpture ?Planet Earth 3010? by Jean-Eve Kérveva