Louis Moinet Celebrates Jules Verne’s 185th Birthday

While Winter Storm Nemo is hitting the Northeast, Louis Moinet is celebrating another Nemo — namely, the legendary sea captain of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. To celebrate the author’s 185th birthday, the brand has released a video highlighting the Jules Verne Instrument III, a high-precision chronograph inspired by the fictional Captain Nemo’s journey on his submarine, the Nautilus, in Verne’s famous novel.

Jean-Michel Verne, direct descendant of Jules Verne, had this to say of the chronograph: “When my ancestor published Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea in 1869, it was a visionary, scientific adventure as well as a major work of fiction. To make Jules Verne Instrument III, Louis Moinet has drawn directly on this imaginary world, offering a contemporary version of Captain Nemo’s timepiece. The very technical dial evokes the Nautilus, itself a technological marvel. The watch’s strong colors – gold, titanium, dark grey or steel – contrast with the structured universe of its milled applied indexes and hexagonal head screws. The materials used are at the cutting edge of technology: Grade 5 Titanium, the only grade conducive to high-quality polishing, makes for a high-tech, lightweight case. The rubber strap — soft, comfortable and waterproof — is the perfect choice for such an aquatically-inspired timepiece.”

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