Sunday, May 7, 2017

Louis Moinet Sideralis EVO

Sideralis, Louis Moinet’s interstellar double tourbillon, is now available in a new edition, the Sideralis EVO.

The Sideralis is a highly technical piece, featuring a world first, and protected by two patents. It beautifully combines astral theme with an exclusive complication, thus enhancing a dial full of life. The lightness of the Sideralis EVO, and more particularly of its new outsize tourbillon cages, embodies this sense of space. The deep blue echoing the astral micro-painting reinforces an overall sense of coherence, illuminated by the new rose gold case – as if by sunlight itself.

EVO is the name of this new, very limited-edition version of Sideralis. It takes up the general concept of Sideralis in a skeletonised, openwork offering, made available here in rose gold.
To date, Sideralisis quite simply unparalleled anywhere else in the world of watchmaking, and is protected by two patent applications. Over and above purely technical considerations, Sideralis makes an unequivocal statement: Louis Moinet is perhaps the last fully-independent firm to be investing in new movements with the sole aim of inspiring awe among lovers of fine watches. This unique approach is based on three special features that are the essence of Sideralis:-
  1. Two outsize tourbillons, with cages measuring 14.9 mm – half as big again as the average. This is the largest assembly of two tourbillons ever to have existed. 
  2. The tourbillons rotate in opposite directions, driving the Sideralis complication: two discs, one atop the other, which also rotate in opposite directions, orchestrating the ballet of the stars on the time dial, and revealing a succession of tiny hand-painted vignettes. The discs depict the planet Mars, the Moon, and Mercury, one after the other. These three bodies have not been chosen at random.  Each of the micro-paintings includes genuine dust from the heavenly body in question: a fragment of Mars, moon dust, and extremely rare fragments of the Rosetta Stone, whose scientific name is Sahara 99555. 
  3. The two raised cages are large as life and wholly visible, revealing balance wheels with beautifully styled screws – and an absolutely incomparable aesthetic appearance.
Sideralis EVO comes in a 47.4-mm rose gold case – and in a limited edition of just 12 pieces.

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