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.