Watchmaking today is often driven by marketing hype and brand name recognition. True horological artistry and mechanical genius can get lost in the noise. This is why pieces like Louis Moinet’s new SAVANNA TOURBILLON TIGER need to be appreciated for the masterworks they are. With nominiation for the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2023 awards, this watch exemplifies the pinnacle of fine watchmaking craft.
Louis Moinet has done it again. Their latest creation, the SAVANNA TOURBILLON TIGER watch, is a breathtaking feat of artistic mastery and mechanical ingenuity. In my opinion, what makes the SAVANNA TOURBILLON TIGER so special is the unbelievable artisanal work on the dial. Crafted by master artists, the dial is composed of 81 micro-painted pieces arranged like a jigsaw puzzle to depict a majestic tiger. The different levels and meticulous painting involved make this dial a true work of art.
Beyond just admiring it as a canvas, the technical sophistication under the hood cannot be understated. The off-center flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock flawlessly compensates for errors caused by gravity, animated by a hand-wound movement with twin barrels for an ample 96-hour power reserve. Louis Moinet has perfected the integration of artistic craft and mechanical mastery.
Encased in a gorgeous 40mm pink gold case with curved sapphire crystal to showcase the dial, this watch is nothing short of exquisite. The open-worked horns that seamlessly connect to the bracelet are a nice finishing touch.
“The SAVANNA TOURBILLON was envisioned as a canvas to be filled by brilliant artisans. Each model is a perfect example of métiers d’art married to haute horlogerie”, says Owner and Creative Director of Les Ateliers Louis Moinet Jean-Marie Schaller.
As a long-time appreciator of Louis Moinet’s artistic approach to watchmaking, the SAVANNA TOURBILLON TIGER represents the essence of the brand for me. The visionary spirit of Louis Moinet himself lives on through modern masterpieces like this. From the cosmically rare materials often used to the creative complications, there is an enduring inventiveness here that always delights.
For any watch collector or enthusiast with an eye for the extraordinary, the SAVANNA TOURBILLON TIGER is sure to impress and inspire awe. Louis Moinet has set the bar incredibly high with a watch that deserves recognition as one of the finest artistic achievements in contemporary watchmaking.