Louis Moinet Derrick Tourbillion is the world’s first watch featuring a moving oil derrick


Louis Moinet unveils the world’s first watch that amalgamates a tourbillon with a working oil derrick. The unique complication occupies a large space within a petroleum blue dial, is in constant motion, and completes its cycle every 15 seconds. The device also sports a rocking lever, which has been entirely made of brushed aluminum. Taking into consideration its exclusivity, Louis Moinet has produced only 12 pieces of the Derrick Tourbillon.

A limited edition, the 47 mm Derrick Tourbillon features a hand-wound movement, which beats at 21,600vph with a frequency of 3Hz. It has been composed of 59 different parts. Other features of the exquisite watch set in 18K white gold case includes a transparent case-back, 19 jewels, 72 hours power reserve and a crown guard which incorporates the stem in such a manner that it enables easy replacement if necessary.

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Last but not the least, the watch features a Louisiana alligator leather hand-sewn strap with a black titanium-folding clasp that has been branded with the Louis Moinet symbol. The watch costs CHF 280,000 (about $289,000).

[Via – Louis-Moinet]