Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017: Louis Moinet, in association with Wealth Solutions, unveiled the exclusive Limited Edition Singapore Edition watch, designed as a tribute to the history and tradition of Singapore. The exclusive Limited Edition of only 84 pieces (19 in gold cases and 65 in stainless steel cases, standing for 1965, the year of Singapore's Independence) and is endowed with decorative elements which constitute references to the past and to symbols of Singapore, The Lion City.
“Louis Moinet, watchmaker and man of many arts, was above all a humanist. Early on in life, he set out to travel the world and explore its wonders. Two hundred years later, it is an honour to be pursuing this tradition of openness and sharing – and to be dedicating an original creation to a state as exceptional as Singapore. The piece combines our very best Swiss watchmaking knowhow with the ethos of the man himself, now a beacon for the whole world.” Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO & Creative Director, Ateliers Louis Moinet
The Louis Moinet Singapore Edition watch is a mechanical timepiece combining Swiss precision with Singaporean soul. Two different continents and cultures were merged in this project as a tribute to Singaporean history. The watches are endowed with decorative elements which constitute references to the past and to symbols of Singapore, The Lion City.
The first one is of the Singapore skyline with its most characteristic buildings, such as: Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Gardens By The Bay, ArtScience Museum and the Singapore Flyer. This artistic portrayal of local architecture has been engraved in the bottom part of the dial and shows the vitality and creativity of contemporary Singapore. Over the skyline, you could find the moon facing the five small stars, which is reference to the flag of Singapore.
In addition, the dial is partly open, allowing one to observe each and every beat of the calibre. This also shows the passing of time and powerfully represents and allows us to reflect on each second of Singapore's independence. Moreover, the rotor of the watch is decorated with a concentric version of the Clou de Paris pattern.
Watches will be available in original Louis Moinet stainless steel and 18k rose gold Neo cases. This timepiece will be powered by the LM45 automatic
movement, designed and manufactured also by Louis Moinet. The frequency of the balance is 28,800 vph (4Hz) and the movement contains 22 jewels. This unique watch has been created by the famous Swiss watch atelier Louis Moinet, in cooperation with Wealth Solutions Singapore— a local branch of the Polish company specialising in delivery and creation of unique collector items, and The Singapore Watch Club — the most important association of timepiece aficionados in Singapore. The first public presentation of this project will take place at The Fullerton Hotel on Singapore's National Day this 9th August, 2017.