In Time: Space Time

Louis moinet promises an out-of-this-world experience with its latest mechanical art


Published in the December 2013 issue

THERE’s something unquestionably fascinating about the great beyond and its mysteries. (For instance, did you know scientists believe it actually rains diamonds on Saturn?)

Boutique brand Louis Moinet puts a little piece of the heavens into its limited edition women’s watch, Stardance. Each has a moon phase indicator crafted from a rare Enstatite EH3 meteorite believed to have formed during the Big Bang, when our solar system was formed. Not only is the meteorite believed to have originated from Mercury’s orbit, it contains star-struck “nano-diamonds.” Midnight blue aventurine used on the subdial resembles the Milky Way.

The astronomical theme of the watch continues throughout. The small seconds dial has a sun-shaped indicator and the automatic winding rotor visible through the caseback is decorated with a new moon surrounded by the rays of the sun. Even the housespecific guilloche treatment on the mother-of-pearl dial presents the twin universes of the day (sun) and night (moon). Louis Moinet watchmakers refer to the Stardance and the house’s other styles as “mechanical art in limited edition.” In this case, it’s like having a piece of the sky right on your wrist.

In Time: Space Time

Retailer Picks

Morgan L. Bartel , Collins Diamonds, Liberal, KS

Collins chooses to deal solely with Citizen Eco-Drive because the collection “ranges so vastly not only in price point, but in style, too.”

“Citizen Ec o-Drive watches are easy to maintain, which means they are a no-brainer for gift ideas. I foresee us needing to reorder watches a lot!” — Morgan L. Bartel