For Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO of Ateliers Louis Moinet, the celebration is an opportunity to offer the Emirates not just a timepiece, but a whole world in which each component part really is absolutely unique. At the centre of the set is a unique piece crafted by Louis Moinet in platinum: the UAE Falcon. The Falcon will be hand-delivered by the CEO of watch manufacturers Louis Moinet, holder of the Guinness World Records™ certificate for the first Chronograph ever.
The UAE Falcon will take its place atop a masterwork of cabinetry by “Reuge – The Art of Mechanical music”, a prestigious international manufacture based in Switzerland, justly famed for its customised solutions in the world of government gifts since 1865.
This legendary designer of handmade music boxes has crafted a table featuring the colours and emblems of the Emirates. Indeed, such a unique watch calls for more than a traditional watch box, more than a house even – it deserves a veritable palace. The hand-made table accommodates the watch, spare straps, watch tools, and a custom-built Reuge mechanical musical movement featuring 72 individually fine-tuned notes. The table boasts the finest piano lacquer finish – and the outline of the Emirates’ borders on the top.
- The United Arab Emirates brings together seven Emirates
- Echoing this, the watch dial features the national colours seven times
- There are seven straps on display – one for each day of the week, and one for each Emirate, with the respective name embossed on it
- And to cap it all, seven cylinders play tunes ranging from the National Anthem to classical melodies. One of the cylinders will be produced to play a melody chosen by the client
On the right-hand side of this prestigious mechanical artefact, the timepiece’s certificates and warranty lie alongside a pair of Louis Moinet gloves, together with all the tools required to mount and remove the seven different straps supplied, as the wearer sees fit.