Geograph Rainforest

Louis Moinet has created another pioneering timepiece with this two-pusher automatic chronograph with second time zone featuring genuine fossilised palm wood.

Forming two beautiful chronograph counter dials, the fossilised palm wood has its origins in an emblematic tree from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, believed to be 70 million years old. 

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.

Golden hands marking hours and minutes

 

One of Louis Moinet’s inventions for which a patent has been filed

Chronograph counters are crafted from tropical fossilised palm wood, believed to be 70 million years old

Dew-drop “Gouttes de Rosée”® hours and minutes hands with luminous coating 

The valve handle turns when the watch is wound with the crown. The manometer serves as Power Reserve indicator.

LM-24.30.56

Technical Specifications

  • Tourbillon

    Hours & Minutes: central hands

    Power reserve: ‘manometer’ display at 2 o’clock

  • 18-carat gold gas drill derrick

    Continuously revolving drill bit (1 revolution / 2.5 secs)

    Winding handle (1 revolution of the crown corresponds to approximately 1 revolution of the handle)

    316L steel storage tank

    ‘Pipeline’-style tourbillon bridge connecting the drill tower to the storage tank

Dew-drop “Gouttes de Rosée”® hours and minutes hands with luminous coating

Lacquered “Clous de Paris” concentric pattern dial

Fleur-de-lis applique

  • Manual tourbillon movement with gas drill derrick automaton

    255-part LM42 caliber, designed and manufactured by Louis Moinet

    Winding: Manual

    Tourbillon cage: 1 rotation/minute

    Oscillations: 21,600 vibrations per hour

    Frequency: 3Hz

    Lines: 14½

    Power reserve: 72 hours

    Jewels: 39

    Diameter: 36.45 mm

    Height: 6.60 mm

    Decoration: wave-pattern Geneva Stripes, sunray-brushing, pearled

Case: Original Louis Moinet® design comprising 59 different elements

Material: 18-carat gold

Diameter: 47 mm

Thickness: 14.10 mm

Water resistance: 30 metres

Case back: Fitted with 6 screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet symbols

Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with non-reflective coating on both faces

Crown protection: Patent pending 

Distance between lugs: 24 mm

Strap: Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather with alligator lining

Buckle: 18-carat gold folding clasp with “Fleur-de-lis” motif