Unveiled just in time for Singapore’s 52nd National Day on August 9, the Louis Moinet Singapore Edition depicts the city’s skyline in monochrome detail. Executed as an appliqué in solid gold, the skyline includes the key buildings and structures that render it distinctive, including the hotel towers and lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum, both part of the Marina Bay Sands casino complex, the Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel and the Gardens by the Bay park.
The gold appliqué – in either white or rose gold to match the case – is set against a black hobnail guilloche dial that is also decorated with a crescent and five stars, elements taken from the Singapore flag. An aperture on the left of the dial reveals the balance wheel and gear train, along with the small seconds that is mounted on a tinted sapphire disc.
Based on the Louis Metropolis, the Singapore Edition shares the same case and movement. Available in rose gold or stainless steel, the case is 43.2mm in diameter and 14.8mm high, with the LM31 automatic movement inside. Built by movement specialist Concepto, which supplies all of Louis Moinet’s movements, the LM45 is a large, 13 1/4”’ movement with a 48-hour power reserve, and visible through the display back.
Notably the Singapore Edition is the result of a three-way collaboration between Louis Moinet, the Singapore Watch Club, and Polish luxury goods purveyor Wealth Solutions. The latter firm is best known for supplying high-end vintage spirits and was responsible for the Speake-Marin wristwatch containing a capsule of 200-year old rum.
Price and availability
The Singapore Edition is limited to 19 pieces in rose gold and 65 in steel – formerly a British colony, Singapore became independent in 1965 – priced at S$32,000 in steel and S$71,000 in rose gold. It is available from the Singapore Watch Club.
Correction August 11, 2017: The Singapore Edition is based on the Metropolis, and not the Mecanograph as previously stated.Back to top.
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