Top three timepieces by Louis Moinet

Widely considered one of horology’s most important names, Louis Moinet was a well-read man of several interests. He was a passionate artist, architect and watchmaker, but it was the latter occupation that became his life’s undertaking from the beginning of the 1800s. Moinet invented the chronograph, played personal adviser to Abraham Louis Breguet and headed the Chronometry Society of Paris. Upon his passing in 1853, he left a legacy of outstanding works now displayed in major museums in Europe, including the Louvre and Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and Palazzo Pitti in Florence.

Today, Moinet’s spirit lives on through the Louis Moinet brand, which is based in Saint-Blaise, Switzerland. Its creations, designed with a certain experimental flair reminiscent of Moinet’s inventiveness, are unique or limited-edition pieces.

Louis Moinet

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