World Premiere of The First Ever Louis Moinet Singapore Edition Watch Combining Swiss Precision and Singapore Soul

Singapore, 9 August 2017 – Today, renowned Swiss watch atelier Louis Moinet unveils an exclusive Singapore Edition luxury watch as a tribute to the history and culture of Singapore on her 52nd birthday. This monumental timepiece was created 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 leading association of timepiece aficionados in Singapore.

  1. This mechanical timepiece is a marriage between Swiss artisanal craftsmanship and Singaporean soul, merging the expertise of Singapore and Switzerland and representing the strong bilateral relations between them. To honour this bond, Louis Moinet has come up with an authentic and uniquely Singaporean timepiece as a gift for the nation’s 52nd birthday.

    This special edition is limited to only 84 pieces (19 in rose gold and 65 in steel) and is endowed with decorative elements constituting references to iconic symbols of Singapore – The Lion City.

    I first came to Singapore on her National Day a few years back, as I was working on another special edition watch at that time. The project was a tribute to Polish freedom fighting in the 19th century, which led me to consider Singapore’s path to independence. That’s how the idea for this collaboration was conceived,” said Mr. Pawel Morozowicz, founder and Chief Officer of Wealth Solutions Singapore.

    The black guilloche dial of the watch showcases 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 on the bottom part of the dial and illustrates the vitality and creativity of contemporary Singaporean genius. Over the skyline, you will find a crescent moon accompanied by five brilliant stars, which is in reference to key elements of the Singapore Flag.

    The dial is partially open, allowing one to observe each and every beat of the calibre. This represents the passing of time, allowing us to reflect unto every second of Singapore’s independence and the tremendous perseverance and effort it has taken to get us this far. Equally beautiful on the back is the rotor decorated with a concentric version of the Clou de Paris pattern.

    This collaboration is unique as it brings together two nations who share similar traits in technological and financial advancements. This watch tells the story of two nations who couldn’t be further apart geographically, but yet have bridged the gap by bringing forth the best of their talents into one fine piece of art. With National Day coming up, we were thinking of ways to incorporate our identity as Singaporeans into what we love most. It’s an honour to have assisted in the conception of this timepiece and see it be brought to life by such highly skilled master craftsmen,” said Mr. Tom Chng, founder of Singapore Watch Club.

    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, also designed and manufactured by Louis Moinet. The frequency of the balance is 28,800 vph (4Hz) and the movement contains 22 jewels.

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  3. About Louis Moinet

  4. Ateliers Louis Moinet was founded in Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, in 2004. The fully-independent firm was established to honour the memory of Louis Moinet (1768-1853): master watchmaker, inventor of the chronograph in 1816 (certified by Guinness World Records™), and pioneer in the use of very high frequencies (216,000 vibrations per hour). Louis Moinet was a watchmaker, scholar, painter, sculptor, and teacher at the School of Fine Arts – as well as the author of Traité d’Horlogerie. Today, Ateliers Louis Moinet is perpetuating this legacy. The firm’s timepieces, produced in limited editions only, have won some of the most coveted honours, including a Red Dot Design Award, gold and bronze medals in the Chronometry Competition, a Robb Report “Best of the Best” award, and a recent UNESCO Award of Merit.

  5. About Wealth Solutions

  6. Wealth Solutions was established in 2007 with a mission to provide unique products for collectors. The company was created by real enthusiasts of exceptional goods such as fine Bordeaux wines, top quality whisky, cognacs, watches and art. Over the past 10 years, more than 8,000 clients have trusted Wealth Solutions by purchasing top quality collectibles and using the company’s expertise. Wealth Solutions managed place on the market one of the oldest whiskies ever and cognac originating from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Wealth Solutions was the originator behind the idea of creating the Spirit Watch line, featuring watches with capsules filled with special and old alcoholic beverages: the Cognac Watch (with 1762 Gautier cognac inside the oldest Cognac in the world), Rum Watch (with the 1780 Harewood Rum – the oldest rum in the world) and Whisky Watch (with Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 – the oldest whisky in the world). The company also launched in cooperation with Czapek & Cie a limited edition of the Warszawianka Watch, which was a tribute to Poles fighting for independence in the 19th century.

  7. The Singapore Watch Club

  8. The Singapore Watch Club was founded on 31st October 2015, banding together Singaporean watch connoisseurs with shared appreciation for luxury timepieces from its Singapore headquarters. Since then, SWC has blossomed into a fully-fledged horological community: a convivial fraternity of passionate members coming together to further their watch collecting journeys. It is the club’s fervent belief that watch collecting is the most rewarding when done in esteemed company, as members develop their personal collections, knowledge and camaraderie synchronously. Members hail from all walks of life, connected by a single common denominator: their love for the art of watchmaking. SWC was created to be an affable fellowship, adhering to the trio core values of Passion, Sincerity and Humility. The doors of SWC are always open to earnest and modest horology enthusiasts. Additionally, the Club provides its private members with unrivalled access to a unique collection of the world’s premier luxury timepieces, lavish hospitality, and private events.