Tempograph Spirit Alaska Blue

Reference# LM-85.20.20
Manufacturer's retail price: $29,900
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Availability: see the Tempograph Spirit at Cellini Jewelers, 430 Park Avenue, NYC

  • Limited Edition: 60 pieces
  • Case: Grade 5 titanium, polished and satin-finished
  • Size: 40.7 mm
  • Movement: Louis Moinet LM85 self-winding; Oscillating weight Bi-material | 6 ball bearings | Adorned with concentric "Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern and "Fleur de Lys”; Upper bridge: snailed, diamond-polished chamfers Circular satin-finished wheels ; Circular “Côtes de Genève” hobnail pattern Self-winding bridge: diamond-cut chamfers, engraved and gilded Louis Moinet symbols Diamond-polished sinks
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Retrograde 20 seconds
  • Power Reserve: approximately 48 hrs
  • Water Resistance: 50 m
  • Dial: Alaska Blue
  • Strap/Bracelet: Alligator Strap, triple-blade folding buckle

TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT, the new animated creation

Clearly dictated by the decision to highlight a dominant visual concept, TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT presents two distinct graphic zones. The right-hand side is devoted to time indications, with its twenty-second retrograde hand and hours & minutes sub dial. The left-hand side displays the mechanism required to drive this watchmaking creation. In particular, the spectacular interaction between the cam and the jewel-tipped rack is clearly visible.

As for the 18-screw balance, its oscillations remind us that the timepiece operates at a rate of 480 vibrations per minute, corresponding to 28,800 per hour.

TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT combines power with a modern touch. The raised, rhodium-plated, chamfered and snailed bridges have been created to create a retrograde reading zone rising towards a curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal.  The design of the upper bridges, the retrograde zone and the hours dial, all emerge from the mechanism to bring it closer to the gaze.  The anti-reflective sapphire crystal is designed to complete the show by enabling technical details to be admired from the front as well as from the side.

The care devoted to the aerodynamic treatment of the TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT’s design began with the integration of a new, more fluid crown guard. The flanks have been given a facelift, with openwork lugs topped by a subtle satin-finish camber accentuating the integration of the bracelet. The lugs are tipped with Louis Moinet’s emblematic signature, four black zircons featuring chatons held by screws.

The case is only 40 mm and is made of grade 5 titanium which is extremely light on the wrist at only 18 grams, or of 18-carat gold. The bracelet is perfectly integrated to ensure maximum comfort.

The calibre is designed and developed by Ateliers Louis Moinet, it comprises over 250 components. Its single-piece construction forgoes the use of an additional module for the complication, which is therefore fully integrated so as to demonstrate the full force of its mechanical beauty.

Through the caseback, TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT with its 48-hour power reserve reveals circular Côtes de Genève, diamond-polished recesses and circular satin-brushed gears with a 5N-coloured finish. The rotor features a reinterpreted version of the Clous de Paris hobnail pattern, with a concentric decoration that lights up the entire timepiece.

The Tempograh Spirit in Rose Gold is limited to 28 pieces and the Titanium is limited to 60 pieces.