Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mecanograph wins 3rd place in the 2013 International Chronometry Competition

Louis Moinet is pleased to announce that Mecanograph has claimed third place in the classic watch category of the 2013 International chronometry competition. This result bears testimony to Louis Moinet’s success in creating ultra-precise, superlative timepieces capable of resisting a battery of tests without compromise. 
Courtesy of Louis Moinet

The competition is organised biennially by the International chronometry competition association under the supervision of the Musée d’horlogerie in Le Locle and in partnership with the Swiss chronometer control office (coSc), the Besançon observatory (France) and the haute École arc engineering college in Le Locle (Switzerland). 

Courtesy of Louis Moinet  

The classic category featured 18 watches with a non-tourbillon escapement. over four months, Mecanograph demonstrated superb reliability and time-keeping performance for three 15-day periods of rigorous timing tests, between which the watches were subjected to magnetic fields,  wide temperature variations and repeated shocks.

Claude-Henri Chabloz, president of the International chronometry competition, said: “The competition tests are extremely demanding. You have to pass all three 15-day tests just to finish. To use Formula one as an analogy, we can say that the watches have to take part in three grand prix races in a row without a pit stop! Under such conditions, a podium finish is an even more remarkable feat.” 

Courtesy of Louis Moinet

Of all the 25 participants in both the classic and tourbillon categories, Louis Moinet was the only independent brand to gain a top-three placing. What is more, the Mecanograph timepiece submitted to the International chronometry competition was a standard production piece.

Mecanograph reflects the synergy between an exclusive Louis Moinet chronometer-certified movement and the brand’s incomparable aesthetics. conceived by Louis Moinet and produced by concepto to Louis Moinet’s specifications, Mecanograph’s remarkable calibre LM31 can be appreciated both dial side and through the display back, making this timepiece as spectacularly eye-catching as it is
technically innovative. 

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