PublicationsTimepiece Extravaganza Louis Moinet introduces a “Satellite Tourbillon”, dedicated to UAE space mission The independent watchmaker unveils its Hope Probe Tourbillon timepiece, a new one-of-a-kind creation dedicated to the United Arab Emirates’ space mission. Share

Based on a technology exclusive to Louis Moinet, this satellite tourbillon contains an authentic meteorite fragment from the Moon and genuine Martian meteorite dust. The United Arab Emirates’ “Hope Probe” is the first Arab space mission. Known as “Al-Amal” in Arabic, it will orbit the red planet for at least one Martian year (687 days). It is the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere while evaluating its seasonal and daily changes.

Louis Moinet introduces a “Satellite Tourbillon”, dedicated to UAE space mission

At this occasion, Louis Moinet unveils its Hope Probe Tourbillon timepiece, a new one-of-a-kind creation dedicated to the United Arab Emirates’ space mission. Based on a technology exclusive to Louis Moinet, this satellite tourbillon contains an authentic meteorite fragment from the Moon and genuine Martian meteorite dust.

Louis Moinet introduces a “Satellite Tourbillon”, dedicated to UAE space mission

Equipping this timepiece, Caliber LM48 is a “satellite tourbillon”: the green tourbillon carriage, measuring an exceptional 13.59 mm in diameter, is balanced by means of a Mars planet rotating around it and incrusted with genuine Mars meteorite dust.

Beautifully depicted on a blue dial, the map of the Northern hemisphere constellations is crafted using a special miniature painting on mother-of-pearl technique.

Louis Moinet introduces a “Satellite Tourbillon”, dedicated to UAE space mission

A hand-painted depiction of the Hope Probe appears on the black aventurine front plate, inlaid with a genuine lunar meteorite fragment – as too is the black rear plate featuring a hand-painted UAE astronaut.

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