GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Lifestyle

 
  Share
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2017:  Hollywood superstar and martial arts supremo Steven Seagal is known for his dedication to excellence and perfection. As a connoisseur of haute horology, Seagal knows exactly what to look for in a fine watch. It was no surprise therefore, that Seagal was recently seen proudly displaying the Jules Verne Instrument II from Louis Moinet.
 
Made for the wrist of the man who knows what he is looking for, the Jules Verne Instrument II is a superb retro futurist split-second automatic chronograph, that features central hours and minute, small seconds at 9 o'clock and a date sub dial at 3 o'clock. Complementing the central chronograph second hand and rattrapante (split-second hand adjusted by a pusher at 10 o'clock on the case band) are 30-minute and 12-hour counters at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock respectively.
Particularly striking are the innovative chronograph pushers in the form of curved levers – start/stop at 2 o'clock and reset at 4 o'clock.The levers smartly fold out to prime the chronograph; they fold back to wrap around the bezel elegantly and securely when the chronograph function is no longer needed.
 
While this stunning timepiece was created as a one-of-a-kind model, Mr. Seagal agreed for a second one to be produced and auctioned by Antiquorum, Geneva. The entire proceeds of the auction went to the 123 Action charity, to fund wells in Togo and provide drinking water for over  1,400 households.
 
Verne's understanding of science was such that his vivid descriptions of space, air and underwater travel were ahead of their time. In his 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon he predicted with extraordinary accuracy details of the real-life moon-landing missions that would take place over a century later.
 
To celebrate such visionary instincts, Jules Verne Instrument No.1 features a steampunk porthole in the case band at 9 o'clock containing a fragment of the rare Dhofar 459 lunar meteorite – a real piece of the moon that fell to Earth.
 
Technical Specifications
  • Jules Verne Instrument 2 is a retro futurist automatic split-second chronograph with date, available in three limited editions: Silver dial (60 pieces), black dial (60 pieces) and midnight blue dial (12 pieces).
  • Central hours and minutes
  • Split-second chronograph: Central seconds, 30-minute counter (at 12 o'clock), 12-hour counter (at 6 o'clock); split second adjusted by a pusher at 10 o'clock
  • Small seconds (at 9 o'clock)
  • Date sub dial (at 3 o'clock)
  • Côtes du Jura guilloche
  • Hands: Rhodium-plated or blued steel
  • Hands and sub-dials evoke industrial gauges of the steam era
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Oscillations: 28,800 vph
  • Frequency: 4 Hz
  • Power reserve: 48 hours
  • Jewels: 25
  • Silver and Black dial models have Côtes du Jura engraved rotor
  • Midnight blue model has special ‘crater' hand-engraved rotor
  • Materials: Grade 5 Titanium & 316L stainless steel & 18K rose gold
  • Porthole containing a genuine fragment of the Dhofar 459 lunar meteorite
  • Split second adjusted by a pusher at 10 o'clock on the case band
  • Case diameter: 52mm X 46mm
  • Case height: 14.5mm
  • Crown guard: Patent pending
  • Water-resistance: 50m
  • Case-back: Secured with 4 screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet symbols
  • Crystals: Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment
  • Strap: Crocodile leather, hand-sewn, ‘carbon' finish
  • Buckle: 316L stainless steel folding clasp, Louis Moinet design



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 23589 times
Posted on : Monday, October 16, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Partnership between Roger Dubuis and Emirates Airline Foundation
Next Story : Reinventing Raymond Weil's Emblematic Chronograph - The Refined Swiss Watchmaking Expertise
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Global brands with lowest cost at Karama Ware house sale from this Thursday
Glam's Makeup Launches in the Middle East
Review: Facial with Dr Renaud's range at Nazih
Glasshouse Collection from Olivia Burton
CFB T3 000 Manufacture Movement Pioneering Peripheral Technology
CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN: The first CALVIN KLEIN fragrance developed under the vision...
Mr. Burberry Indigo Eau De Toilette
Hour Choice presents Coach New York Collection
Prevention, Not Cure: Kaya's ‘Hair Strength Therapies' Set to Rid the Gulf of it...
Tommy Hilfiger Iconic Sport collection
Matthew Fitzpatrick Wins the 2018 Omega European Masters
Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel
Introducing New Make-up From Rodial That You Need In Your Kit
Australia's Number No.1 Natural Skincare Brand* Partners With Jessica Kahawaty
Rado reimagines a bold 1960s classic for the 21st Century
Scuderia Ferrari presents Fall winter collection
Kate Spade New York Presents Debut Collection From Creative Director Nicola Gla...
Introducing VK Beauty Lounge & Bar
Alina Anwar Couture Launches in UAE
Introducing Home Fragrance at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City
Tata Communications Strengthens Cyber Defence in the Middle East with the Launch...
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Takes the Luxury of Privacy to a New Level
Facebook Launches Community Help on Facebook Lite
British Classics Make a Comeback in Jack Wills AW18 Collections
Bring a Touch of Sophistication to Your Home with The Exclusive SmegXDolce&Gabba...
Dubai Culture Organises ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scri...
Up Your Health and Lifestyle Game with the Huawei TalkBand B5
Roberto Cavalli's Exclusive Duo of Fragrances
du and Holidays by flydubai partnership takes flight to bring great experiences ...
‘Unseen Potential' - Art from Scrap and Discarded Parts
CNN's Inside the Middle East explores the region's evolving photography scene
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi invites guests to enjoy the spectacular Friends & Family...
Majid Al Futtaim and UNICEF Partner to Help Send 1 Million Children to School by 2020
New Google Search feature launches for job-seekers in Arab world
Defying Age With Skin Republic's Gold and Platinum Face Masks
Honda voted “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year” for the fourth year in a row
NARS Erdem SS19 Beauty Report
Audi headed for the future with Formula E and DTM
Al-Futtaim Toyota's Upgrade campaign brings back the hottest car deals
Sheikh Zayed, the First Falconer and Nature Protector
Diana Arno Expands Online Shopping to Middle East
Your skin needs more than just sunscreen
Al-Futtaim Toyota swoops another win at the Filipino Times Awards
Lacoste.12.12 Collection
PAN Emirates bedroom festival with discount up to 70%
UHOA goes live with #YouBeUganda at Expo 2018
Trevor Sorbie Range Relaunches in the UAE
William Collection by Hugo Boss
Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor fu...
Why the Modern-Day Oil and Gas Industry Needs Millennials to Survive?