Louis Moinet presents three Savanna Tourbillons
For each of the unique pieces, a micro-painter flawlessly portrayed an animal. Each Savanna Tourbillon is a work of art that demands special and valuable skills, mastered only by very few craftsmen. The eighty-one pieces of the puzzle interlock on four levels. Because of this complexity, the painter must take apart the puzzle and patiently paint the edge of each piece. After that, the pieces must be meticulously reassembled to form a perfectly harmonious puzzle dial. This demands extreme dexterity and displays the sheer talent and exactitude of the artist at work.
The Savanna Tourbillon’s dial is designed as a canvas that offers space where the emblematic animals of the savanna can be portrayed as a central theme. The micro-painted dials are done with precise strokes, capturing the essence of the magnificent creatures with their imposing silhouette. The intricate details of its rough skin and the sheer power emanating from the dial invite us to marvel at the splendour of the savannah.
The flying tourbillon
The flying tourbillon of the Savanna Tourbillon is in an off-centre cage at 6 o’clock, where it works its magic making corrections for gravity and fascinating the viewer. It is driven by a hand-wound mechanism equipped with twin barrels installed “volte-face,” or head to tail, allowing them to release their energy simultaneously and delivering 96 hours of power reserve.
A pink-gold case as the crowning glory
This outstanding work of art is delicately framed by an 18-carat 5N pink-gold, 40-millimetre case with well-defined, flowing curves. The domed sapphire crystal, a technically challenging element to manufacture, reveals the captivating details of the puzzle and the tourbillon. The open-worked horns perfectly underscore the integration of the bracelet.