The second design creation by Emile Chouriet under its Wisdom Collection series is a minute repeater that uses sounds of its gongs to indicate time. The case measures 45 mm in diameter and made out of 18 karat pink gold. The flared lugs give that old vintage look.
The dial is made of of two layers, a pink gold frame over a handmade enameled painting. The painting is a portrait of Francois Dagobert Depery, an 18th century watchmaker from Geneva. The watch is powered by a Calibre EC720 hand-winding movement. There’s information printed on the dial which gives readers immediate information about the watch and its complications.
This watch is definitely designed for the purist. Normal layman will not be able to comprehend the exquisite movement, its capabilities as well as what it represents to the world of horology. Unfortunately, the value is way above the affordability of many watch nerds.
“The Three Apes” with reference CH-6721R-OW2013, is a piece of art dedicated to the traditional crafts of guilloche main, skeletonization and fire enamel.
The casing is a solid 21-part case in red gold (18-karat). It is polished with a width of 44 mm and a height of 11.10 mm. Covering the dial is sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The crown is typical of a number of Chronoswiss previous offerings, solid onion-shaped. Meanwhile, screw-in back with sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating allows you to see the movement in the watch. Water-resistant to 3 atmospheres.
The unique thing about this piece of art is the incorporation of various demanding techniques in one watch. The dial of the watch is lavishly decorated with guilloché main and topped with a transparent fire enamel. The three apes featured on the dial are a symbol of denial.
Using the ETA 6498, manually wound, 17 jewels, 40-hour power reserve as a base, Chronoswiss lavishly decorated and later embellished it with guilloché décor. All this made purely by hand.
The Louis Moinet Meteoris Tourbillon Moon watch has a fragment of the Dhofar 459 meteorite which fell from the moon to the earth thousands of years ago.
It features a 47mm diameter case made of 18k white gold with Bezel and lugs set with 56 diamonds and a highly visible main spring.
It has hand winding movement. Caseback secured with six screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings. It has a power reserve of 72 hours and is water-resistance up to 30m. It has a hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather strap which is the same as the Louis Moinet Meteoris Rosetta Stone watch. The buckle features a 18k red gold folding clasp engraved with the Louis Moinet emblem.
Like other “rock-from-space” material based watches from Louis Moinet, this is the only piece available.