Louis Moinet has proudly released its new Geograph Rainforest watch, created specially for the Malaysian king. The model was presented to his Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin within the course of the Baselworld 2011.
The new Louis Moinet watch is offered in a limited edition of 120 pieces. A substantial part of the proceeds raised from selling these timepieces will be donated the “Pulau Banding Foundation”. Its goal is to preserve the Malaysian tropical forest of Belum-Temengor - one of the oldest in the world.
The novelty is available in a 45.50 mm case, crafted from 5N 18-carat rose gold and 316L stainless steel. It boasts polished and matt finishes. The case carries an elegant bezel secured with six screws. The model is equipped with the interchangeable crown tube system. At 2 and 4 o’clock the user can see the “champagne-cork” style chronograph pushers, embellished with the atlas motif.
The new Louis Moinet Geograph Rainforest watch is also equipped with an engraved case-back. It reveals an orangutan and a rhinoceros hornbill against the background of the tropical forest and starry sky. The orangutan is threatened with extinction and therefore these engravings refer to efforts that should be made to save the tropical forest for future generations.
Bolted down with 7 screws, the case-back is also marked with an individual number and Louis Moinet symbol. The model is assembled with two sapphire crystals, glare-proofed on both sides. The water-resistance of the case is assured down to 50 meters.
The new Louis Moinet Geograph Rainforest watch boasts a black dial, which portrays a Cotes du Jura design. The 24-hour display is composed of two applied midnight blue and gold-toned zones. The dial is completed with facetted hour-markers and Gouttes de Rosee-styled hour and minute hands. The small seconds tick away in the sun-motif counter at 9 o’clock.
The originality of the watch face lies in the 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters, made from genuine petrified palm wood. The dual-time display is read off from the central blued serpentine hand.
Animating the functions is a self-winding mechanical movement. Adorned with 25 jewels, it beats to the rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour and supplies a 48-hour power reserve.
The new Louis Moinet watch is worn on a hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather strap with a crocodile leather lining. It is finalized by a double folding clasp in 316L stainless steel. Accompanied by the Louis Moinet book and hand-written guarantee, the model is delivered in a presentation box.