The rod-like structures within the fossilised palm wood’s silicified grain produce amazing ochre and sorrel speckles on an amber background, throwing into stark relief the blued-steel hands of the 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock and the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.
The chronograph also includes a central golden seconds hand.
It is not only the fossilised palm wood counters that make this timepiece a true advocate of the Rainforest.
For each watch sold, Louis Moinet will make a substantial donation to the Pulau Banding Foundation, an organisation aiming to preserve the Malaysian tropical forest of Belum-Temengor, one of the oldest in the world.
Completing the Geograph Rainforest’s dial are central hour and minute hands; a sun-shaped small seconds with date window at 9 o’clock; and a second time zone indicated by a central serpentine heat-blued steel hand.
Meanwhile, the superb display-back engravings of two endangered species – an orang-utan and a rhinoceros hornbill – remind us of the concerted efforts needed to preserve the tropical rainforest for future generations.
Geograph Rainforest was officially launched in a ceremony graced by the exceptional presence of His Majesty, the King of Malaysia.