Louis Moinet’s Latest Watch Exudes Luxury With a New Unique Material

Louis Moinet’s latest timepiece “Geograph Rainforest” keeps their unique legacy alive with an extraordinary new material—petrified palm wood. The brand calls it a “contribution to preserving the human heritage.”

Issued as an 120-piece limited edition, “Geograph rainforest” is an exceptional creation dedicated to adorn the wrists of modern-day adventurers. The two chronograph counters are made from genuine petrified palm wood. This material, believed to be 70 million years old, comes from the tropical forest of South-East Asia.

The watch’s dial is a Côtes du Jura design with a 24-hour display featuring two applied midnight blue and gold-toned zones, facetted hour-markers, and counters made from the petrified palmwood with a pristine finish to ensure the most luxurious aesthetic effect. The hands are a “Gouttes de Rosee” dewdrip design with a sun motif for small seconds indication.

Other signature features include two sapphire crystals with an anti-glare treatment on both sides and a hand-sewn Louisiana alligator with crocodile leather lining. The watch also features a unique patented interchangeable crown tube system with “champagne-cork” style chronograph pushers adorned with an atlas motif to symbolize travel.

A substantial contribution will go to the Pulau Banding Foundation for each “GEOGRAPH rainforest” that is sold. This foundation aims to preserve the Malaysian tropical forest of Belum-Temengor, one of the oldest in the world.