Founded in 2004, the Ateliers Louis Moinet watch manufacturer has built one of the world’s finest collections of luxury timepieces. The company was created as a tribute to the man, Louis Moinet, (1768-1853) who invented the world’s first chronograph in 1816. Moinet’s design broke the world’s record for vibrations generated by similar devices at 216,000 vibrations per hour. The Guinness World Records team verified this achievement, making Moinet’s chronograph a standard that other watchmakers would struggle to match. As a watchmaker, scholar, and artist, Moinet taught at the School of Fine Arts and authored a watchmaking treatise which would remain an authoritative source for nearly 100 years.
As a relatively young watchmaker compared to the competition in high-end, luxury watches- Ateliers Louis Moinet carries on the legacy of leadership in engineering, artistry, and style pioneered by the company’s namesake. The many award-winning creations of this manufacturer have garnered a reputation for incorporating novel materials in their design such as metal from meteorite fragments and fossilized bone.
Their award-winning line of timepieces has earned the company worldwide acclaim. These excursively limited-edition watches have been awarded some of the most sought-after accolades in the industry. Some of these include the “Chronograph of the Year,” award from Begin Magazine, and the “Best of the Best” award from the Robb Report. More recently, Ateliers Louis Moinet was given the UNESCO Award of Merit.
Now, Ateliers Louis Moinet has been voted the best independent brand of the year for the third consecutive year. The judges in the competition looked at over 450 watches from some of the world’s most ambitious manufacturers. Nader Freiha, Director of MPP Middle East, said, “We’re proud to have Louis Moinet once again among the winners of the 2018 Middle East Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards. Louis Moinet is definitely gaining more popularity among watch collectors and watch lovers in the Gulf region.”
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