This model, presented as an exclusive piece during the last Only Watch charity auction in 2021, now boasts two interpretations that enhance the independent watchmaker’s catalog.
The Memoris monopusher chronograph, keystone of Louis Monet’s collections, was proposed in different variations until now. What do they have in common? All are fashioned around a 46 mm-diameter case. Yet, with this new Memoris Spirit, the brand has achieved an incredible feat: by incorporating a complex mechanism totaling some 311 components into a case that’s only 40.7 mm in diameter yet perpetuating the original style. Basically, when they’re set side by side, apart from this novel size, the two timepieces look identical. The face still features the same elements. The off-centered hour and minute dial still reigns at 6 o’clock. The monopusher dedicated to measuring time periods sits at 2 o’clock. The 30-minute counter and the small seconds pursue their bi-compax position. The column wheel that powers the actions remains highly-visible at 12 o’clock.
Yet, if you look ever-so closely, you’ll perceive a few differences. The openworked architecture uses much less space. The selfwinding LM48 caliber (48 hours of power reserve) stands out here with its great compactness. The flange has also been redesigned. It’s now relief-style and nestles under a domed crystal where it proposes dual reading. The ensemble gifts the piece with a resolutely up-to-the-minute look. The Memoris Spirit is available in two versions. One, issued in 60 pieces, comes with a titanium case, the other, a 28-piece series, is crafted in rose gold. Both editions are complemented by a perfectly-integrated alligator strap. Less is more!