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LM-64.50.50

Derrick

Limited edition of 12 watches

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Derrick

Origins

In 2013, Ateliers Louis Moinet presented a brand new watchmaking concept: the Derrick Tourbillon. This unprecedented timepiece combined all the fascination of an animated derrick with the regular beat of the tourbillon. Its fame has spread worldwide – and of course had its fair share of imitations.

Based in Saint-Blaise, Switzerland, Louis Moinet may not be one of the most widely-known names in watchmaking, but is undoubtedly recognised as a leader in innovation. And today, the firm is delighted to be able to present a modern, minimalist version of its pioneering DERRICK concept.

Technology

The highly creative oil pumping system adorns the front of the watch. Its uniqueness resides in the essentialist ethos of the depiction. Only the traditional, distinctive components of the derrick are shown – the main shaft and horse head, the drive shaft, and its counterweight. The result is a powerful, minimalist display, with a cycle that repeats three times a minute. Pulling off this technical feat required the use of an extremely lightweight, avant-garde material: the automaton has been made entirely out of brushed aluminium. It is powered by the watchmaking mechanism itself, which thus acts as the driving force for the entire assembly. Two wheels can be seen behind the derrick; the one located at six o’clock is used to display the seconds, on a dedicated segment.

Design

While automatons themselves have been in existence since the late seventeenth century, there’s no denying that DERRICK is one of the most spectacular ever seen. In a quest for contrast, Louis Moinet has chosen to showcase its pioneering system by placing it atop two black-coloured dials. The first, with a rather more traditional feel, features a hand-punched surface for a brilliant sheen. The second, with more high-tech overtones, offsets the derrick with a woven carbon fibre mesh.

To further accentuate the imposing character of this new creation, the first models are being made available in Louis Moinet’s legendary NEO case, cut from polished, satin-effect 5N rose gold. A whole host of new technical solutions have gone into the creation of the design – the likes of which have never before been seen in watchmaking.

Everything is constructed around two horizontal bridges, spanning the piece and securing the strap in place at each end of their lugs. A sapphire crystal on the back of the watch reveals the automatic mechanism and its oscillating weight – decorated with a concentric clou de Paris pattern.

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Technical specifications

  • Features and functions

    Working representation of an oil well pumpjack in brushed aluminium

    Central hour and minutes

  • Movement and finishing

    Automatic movement that boasts 248 parts. 
    LM64 caliber, fully exclusive and manufactured by Louis Moinet

    Winding: Automatic 
    Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations per hour
    Frequency: 4Hz 
    Power reserve: 48 hours
    Jewels: 28

  • Dial and hands

    Derrick automaton atop two black-coloured dials 

    Dials : hand-punched surface or woven carbon fibre mesh. 

    Gouttes de Rosée hands 

  • Case and strap

    Case: Louis Moinet's legendary NEO case, cut from polished, satin-effect 5N rose gold. Constructed around two horizontal bridges. 

    Material: 18K rose gold  

    Diameter: 45.4 mm in rose gold

    Thickness: 14.80 mm

    Water resistance: 50 meters

    Lugs: Openwork, set with black zircon jewel

    Crystals: Sapphire crystals with non-reflective coating on both faces

    Distance between lugs: 22 mm in white gold / 24 mm in rose gold 

    Strap: Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather with alligator lining

    Buckle: Folding clasp with “Fleur-de-lis” motif

Creative oil pumping system
This unique pumpjack automaton is in constant motion, with a cycle that repeats three times a minute
Dial
Hand-punched surface or woven carbon fibre mesh
NEO case
Cut from polished, satin-effect 5N rose gold and constructed around two horizontal bridges