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FANTASTIC TIME MACHINE

The workshops in Saint-Blaise pay tribute to the roots of Mexican culture with a piece which is unique in many ways. On the agenda: mythological engraving and meteorites!

The Sun Stone, discovered in Mexico in 1790, is considered as the most iconic work of Aztec art. This stone, comprising 8 concentric circles, is illustrated with a host of references to this long-lost civilization’s mythology. The fine engravings portrayed on the 3.6 m disc inspired the dial of the Only Mexico watch created by Louis Moinet and hosted in a 45.5 mm-diameter case. This meticulous skeletonized miniaturization work is enhanced even more so through the use of two rather surprising materials discovered in Mexico and set underneath. A black-colored piece of the largest meteorite ever to fall to Earth, Allende, sits under the edge of the dial. This witness of time could actually be older than our planet. In the center of the dial, the blue hue comes from another stone which dropped from the sky, the Toluca iron meteorite.

louis moinet only mexico casebackThis creation is protected by a rose gold case covered with engravings inspired by the characteristic architecture of the geometric friezes found on buildings in the Pre-Columbian city of Mitla, occupied by the Zapotecs. On the lugs, a depiction of the Mayan deity Chaak adds to the timepiece’s highly-original style. This unique piece is complemented by an alligator strap clasped by an ardillon buckle.

louis moinet only mexico dial closeupThe LM35 caliber, a hand-wound movement equipped with a tourbillon beating at a rhythm of 21,600 vibrations per hour, drives the blued hour and minute hands. When fully wound, it also delivers a power reserve of 72 hours.

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By Dan Diaconu

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