The Chinese dragon has undergone several metamorphoses over the last three millennia. After a thousand years, the dragon's egg hatched and produced a marine reptile resembling a giant lizard, the mosasaurus. Now extinct, it cruised the ocean depths during the Mesozoïc era, measuring up to 18 metres. Authentic fossilised mosasaurus teeth, like those first discovered in Maastricht in 1764, now decorate the body of the dragon engraved on the dial of this Louis Moinet Tourbillon, offered in a limited series of 12 pieces.
Hand-wound tourbillon movement. Pink gold case. Hours, minutes. Hand-engraved dial with fossilised mosasaurus teeth fragments and black jade elements. Hand-stitched Louisiana alligator strap. Retail prices: CHF 260,000 USD 260,000 € 229,000
Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive tourbillon, winding mechanism with octopus spring visible through the back, lateral lever escapement, 21,600 vib/h, Côtes du Jura motif, blued steel screws, 72-hour power-reserve
Hours, minutes, tourbillon
18K pink gold, original Louis Moinet® design, 59 elements, 47 mm Anti-reflective sapphire crystal Numbered, engraved sapphire back Water-resistant to 30 metres
Hand-engraved dragon Body of dragon decorated with fossilised mosasaurus teeth fragments Black jade elements Tourbillon cage (1 r.p.m.) at 6 o'clock
Hand-stitched Louisiana alligator with 18k pink gold folding clasp