“It would be a mistake to think there is nothing left to investigate.”
“In terms of watchmaking techniques, Moinet was a genius.”
“Perfection is rarely attained by skimping on work.”
“A true artist cannot lag behind his times.”
“I came to Paris in 1815 with the sole purpose of devising and making a compteur de tierces (thirds counter) capable of measuring 1/ 60ths of a second, which I wished to apply to an astronomical instrument.”
“The moon, which is only 66 thousand leagues from the Earth, enables us to glimpse its mountains and its volcano craters with the help of a telescope.”
Louis Moinet installed his precision instruments workshop at 32 Rue Meslay, near the Porte Saint-Martin, in Paris.
“One of the most skilled and scholarly horologists of our time”.
— Le Siècle
Louis Moinet founded and chaired the Société Chronométrique de Paris, within which the most interesting issues from an art-related standpoint were raised and debated by distinguished artists. It initially comprised 37 members.