Playful, unique, technical: TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT delivers an exclusive animation; the 20-second retrograde mechanism. The large central retrograde hand dominates the dial. Its running 20-second sequences are displayed on a dedicated segment, creating a unique animation. This first choreography is completed by another subtler animation at 9 o'clock. A counter with a red, black and blue gradient marks the three 20-second sequences composing each minute.
Why 20 seconds? Some people prefer to watch time pass, others make the most of every second. TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT offers a new perception of time. The fact that the 20 seconds are displayed on a sector and not a circle highlights the importance of each passing second and awakens the senses.
TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT presents two distinct graphic zones. The right-hand side is devoted to time indications, with its twenty-second retrograde hand and hours & minutes subdial. The left-hand side displays the mechanism required to drive this watchmaking creation. In particular, the spectacular interaction between the cam and the jewel-tipped rack is clearly visible.
TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT unites two major firsts while taking an unprecedented contemporary turn.
1) Highlighted retrograde mechanism : raised, rhodium-plated, chamfered and snailed bridges have been created. These bridges make it possible to play with space and reveal three different reading levels. The power of the mechanism is revealed in a new light.
2) The case: less volume, more show : although the diameter of TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT is only 40 mm, it enables better visual appreciation of the mechanism! The production of the anti-reflective sapphire crystal is designed to complete the show by enabling technical details to be admired from the front as well as from the side, while at the same time slimming the silhouette and guaranteeing optimal ergonomics.
The care devoted to the aerodynamic treatment of the TEMPOGRAPH SPIRIT's design began with the integration of a new, more fluid crown guard. The flanks have been given a facelift, with openworked lugs topped by a subtle satin-finish camber accentuating the integration of the bracelet.
Among the exclusive features of this model is the calibre itself. Designed and developed by Ateliers Louis Moinet, it comprises over 250 components. Its single-piece construction forgoes the use of an additional module for the complication, which is therefore fully integrated so as to demonstrate the full force of its mechanical beauty.