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Louis Moinet unveils Metropolis and Mobilis for the first time in Doha

It’s taken almost two years of technical and stylistic research to bring Metropolis into being.

The aim is to capture the spirit of Louis Moinet himself (1768-1853) and embody it in an urban, modernistic rendition. Simply put, it’s a union of the visionary talent of the inventor of the chronograph and high frequency with a contemporary work of architecture.

The Metropolis features three different sets of openwork – on the hour markers, on the dial, and on the lugs and vertical bridges – giving the timepiece a uniquely three-dimensional aspect.

The first openwork feature is on the Roman numeral hour markers, themselves a first for a Louis Moinet timepiece.

While Mobilis is the first and only Double Tourbillon whose function is to power a watch complication – the first patent application of its kind.

To achieve this, two huge tourbillon cages, each with a diameter of 14.9 mm, have had to be designed.