The Hope Probe Tourbillon from Louis Moinet is a new one-of-a-kind creation dedicated to the extraordinary UAE space mission.
The UAE’s Hope Probe is the first Arab space mission. Known as Al-Amal in Arabic, it will orbit the red planet for at least one Martian year (687 days). And to celebrate this extraordinary mission of hope and inspiration, well-known watchmaker Louis Moinet has created the Hope Probe Tourbillon timepiece, which contains an authentic meteorite fragment from the Moon and genuine Martian meteorite dust.
Louis Moinet is known for its mechanical timepieces that are one-of-a-kind models or limited editions only and comprise two categories: “Cosmic Art” and “Mechanical Wonders”. Louis Moinet creations often make use of unusual and rare components, such as extra-terrestrial meteorites or prehistorical materials.
Based on a technology exclusive to Louis Moinet, satellite tourbillon beautifully depicts on a blue dial, the map of the Northern hemisphere constellations and is crafted using a special miniature painting with mother- of-pearl technique.
The green tourbillon carriage, measuring an exceptional 13.59mm in diameter, is balanced by means of a Mars planet rotating around it and encrusted with genuine Mars meteorite dust. A hand-painted depiction of the Hope Probe appears on the black aventurine front plate, inlaid with a genuine lunar meteorite fragment – as too is the black rear plate featuring a hand-painted UAE astronaut.