Louis Moinet presents its new model, the Jules Verne Instrument III, inspired by the eponymous author’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea novel published in 1869.
In this science fiction adventure novel, Jules Verne imagines a protagonist, Captain Nemo, who no longer has any ties with human society from which he has chosen voluntary exile. He forsakes dry land, surviving by sea alone, and sailing the oceans aboard his Nautilus submarine.
Louis Moinet has created a high-precision instrument for Captain Nemo – a loyal companion to accompany him alongside his various locomotion devices in his many confrontations with known and unknown worlds.
Jules Verne Instrument III is an original and decidedly technological chronograph. It is equipped with an inventive subaquatic-looking monopusher, as well as an astonishing function indicator (patent pending) inspired by the famous Chadburn telegraph transmitters on historical ships. The dial picks up the signature Louis Moinet “Côtes du Jura” decoration, while the visibility of the function indicator and the chronograph counters is highlighted by milled appliques enhanced with hex screws and coated with a blue and white luminescent substance.
The watch is fitted with a high-precision mechanism, a screw-balance “machine” beating at a rate of eight vibrations per second*, and wound by a ballbearing-mounted rotor with an openworked segment. It is engraved with a black-finish “Côtes du Jura” motif, features blued steel screws, and is endowed with a 48-hour power reserve.
Jules Verne Instrument is pleasantly light on the wrist. Its case is made of polished grade 5 titanium. The lower bezel is black PVD-coated, and its upper bezel is in 5N 18-carat rose gold. The crown and pusher are a clever blend of 5N 18-carat rose gold and black PVD, stemming from cutting-edge technology. The design of the watch inspired by the lines of the Nautilus, the famous steel “fish”. A supple and comfortable rubber strap is a natural choice for an aquatic environment.
* Equivalent to 28,800 vibrations per hour