Time to Race – BlueReference# LM-96.20.8B
Availability: see the Time to Race at Cellini Jewelers, 430 Park Avenue, NYC
- Limited Edition: 99 pieces
- Case: titanium
- Size: 40.7 mm
- Movement: Louis Moinet LM96, self winding
- Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Single-pusher column-wheel chronograph
- Power Reserve: approximately 48 hours
- Water Resistance: 52 m
- Dial: White open dial
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Strap/Bracelet: blue rubber strap with folding buckle
TIME TO RACE is a chronograph with a decidedly contemporary character, its design is inspired by the world’s first chronograph produced by Louis Moinet in 1816, inventor of the chronograph and high frequency (Guinness World Records™).
TIME TO RACE is a set of one-of-a-kind creations. Collectors will be able to personalize their model by selecting a one or two-digit “lucky number” that will appear on the front of the timepiece, along with a dedicated color code: Rosso Corsa, Racing Green or French blue. No two watches will thus be alike.
The hours and minutes are read off a sub dial at 6 o’clock. This central design element bears the wearer’s “Lucky Number”, painted in black on a white background with a glossy polished finish, and surrounded by a metal ring reminiscent of the bores used in racing cars.
Its case weighs only 18 grams, cut from grade 5 titanium, then polished and satin-brushed. The sides feature a new crown base. The lugs are openworked and feature a subtle satin-brushed camber that highlights the integration of the bracelet. They are tipped with the emblematic Louis Moinet signature in the shape of four black zircons with chatons held by screws.
The chronograph offers the most interaction with its wearer. All it takes is one smooth press on the single pusher to make a unique choreography unfolds before your eyes. The various elements – levers, clutch, hammers, column wheel, springs and wheels – are set into motion and interact with the ultimate goal of activating the chronograph and measuring time.