Super Moon

Reference# LM-75.10.MO-A
Manufacturer's retail price: $22,500
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Availability: see the Super Moon at Cellini Jewelers, 430 Park Avenue, NYC

  • Limited Edition: 100 pieces
  • Case: stainless steel
  • Size: 45.4 mm
  • Movement: Louis Moinet LM45, self winding
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Power Reserve: approximately 48 hours
  • Water Resistance: 50 m
  • Dial: Depiction of the lunar surface with an authentic lunar meteorite fragment
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Strap/Bracelet: Louisiana alligator leather, Alligator lining, Triple-blade folding clasp, Curved "Fleur de Lys"

Super Moon combines the cosmic world with that of artistry and techniques” Jean-Marie Schaller

A Super Moon is a full or new moon corresponding to the moment when the orbit of this satellite is closest (perigee) to Earth. This rare phenomenon occurred on 14 November 2016, with the Moon at 356 511 km from the Centre of the Earth, the closest occurrence since 1948. It will not be closer until 2034.

The dial depicts the first extra-terrestrial view of the Moon, as provided by Apollo 8 in 1968. The engraving results from hand-crafted hammering creating pleasing contrasts on the lunar surface. The finish features two light and dark tones resulting from light brushing performed after nickel-plating the dial. It has an opening between 8 o’clock and 12 o’clock, revealing each beat of its exclusive calibre including the escapement operating at a rate of 28,800 vibrations/hour, as well as the off-center seconds hand. 

Louis Moinet offers exclusive real fragments of the Moon. This is an extremely rare and precious material, as only 371 lunar meteorites are known to exist worldwide. This meteorite travelled more than 400,000 kilometers through intersidereal space before being captured by Earth’s gravity and landing in the Dhofar Desert in Oman. It has now been transformed into an objet d’art, sculpted by the expert hands of Daniel Haas and suspended above the void, protected by an anodized aluminum capsule with a shiny black base to strike a contrast with the night star.