Keep Your Friends Close, Keep Your Jurassic-Era Dinosaur Bones Even Closer!
Dinosaur fever took the world by storm this year as the latest installment of the Jurassic Park franchise crushed all the box-office records in it’s path! Jurassic World has earned nearly $1.5 billion dollars globally, so it’s safe to say that the world is entranced by the idea of these extinct creatures. It makes sense that various brands would seize this opportunity before the public’s interest faded. Louis Moinet struck while the iron was hot, and we have to say, we never expected anything like this…
The eye-catching section of the Louis Moinet Jurassic Watch is the dial. Rightfully so, as it’s made from authentic fossilized dinosaur bone. Yes, you read that right- Louis Moinet is using genuine dinosaur bones to create this watch dial.
Luckily, the timepiece is limited to just 12 pieces, so they didn’t need to use an entire treasure trove of fossilized bones. The 150 million year-old bone used for the 12 dials was discovered in western North America. Moviegoers, don’t get too excited- this is no Indominus Rex bone! It’s believed to be from the Diplodocus, a 50-ton herbivore from the Jurassic Period. The bone was delicately cut to maintain it’s coloring and veining.
The 43.5mm 18K rose gold case shines against the black alligator leather strap. Features include a date display window at the 3 o’clock position and a seconds hand at the 9 o’clock position. It is covered by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Ateliers Louis Moinet CEO Jean-Marie Schaller warned us that this timepiece was more than just a pretty face, however. “Immediately on release, the Mecanograph won a prize in the International Chronometry Competition, enshrining our desire to achieve ultimate precision: a core value for our Ateliers, whose founder, Mr. Louis Moinet, not only invented the chronograph, but was also the pioneer of chronometry, measuring sixtieths of a second in 1816.”
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So what do you think? Are you a fan of Louis Moinet’s daring material choice, or would you prefer dinosaur bones to stay in science labs and museums?