Contemporary Creations


Louis Moinet has been forgotten in the course of time. Jean-Marie Schaller undertakes to revive his life and works, based on a meagre biography dating from 1853.


The very first model is a chronograph, named Olympia

2001Four Hallmarks

Right from the first hand-crafted watch, the four hallmarks are engraved on the caseback, evoking the Louis Moinet values: unique history, creative horology, art & design, exclusivity

2004Les Ateliers Louis Moinet

Founding of Les Ateliers Louis Moinet, an independent watch company.

It soon settles into its historical premises in Saint-Blaise, near Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

2006Numerous partnerships

Numerous partnerships are undertaken with some of the greatest independent contemporary artists.

Karl Boegli


Magistralis, the world’s first watch to incorporate a lunar meteorite fragment


Meteoris, a unique planetarium…

2010Tourbillon Mars

Mars tourbillon model, adorned with the first Martian meteorite fragment to appear on a watch

2010Jules Verne Instrument II

The Jules Verne Instrument II is awarded the most innovative design watch prize at the exhibition titled “A Journey Through Time” held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Tempograph receives the Red Dot Design Award

Tempograph is a pioneer in the field of retrograde technology"
— Great magazine of timepieces, 2014-2015 special issue

2012Geograph Rainforest

The Geograph Rainforest wins the Best of the Best Red Dot Design Award

2012Compteur de Tierces

On May 14th 2012, at Christie’s Geneva, Jean-Marie Schaller wins the bidding for the “Compteur de Tierces” by Louis Moinet, for the sum of CHF 50,000.

This creation by Louis Moinet had been entirely forgotten over time.

2013Inventor of the chronograph

On March 21st 2013, a press conference is held at Neuchâtel Observatory.

The announcement is made that Louis Moinet is officially recognised as the inventor of the chronograph, thanks to his “Compteur de Tierces”

2014Merit Prize for the Development of the Watchmaking Arts and Technologies

Les Ateliers Louis Moinet are awarded the Merit Prize for the Development of the Watchmaking Arts and Technologies by the IIPP, at the headquarters of UNESCO, in Paris


Vertalor wins the Gold Medal as the best tourbillon in the International Chronometry Competition


Memoris, the first watch with a chronograph revealed through the front, is presented at Baselworld

Its technical originality as w ...

Memoris, the first watch with a chronograph revealed through the front, is presented at Baselworld

Its technical originality as well as its unusual aesthetics earn international distinctions (Switzerland /Middle East /United States /Japan )

"Like all timepieces created by Louis Moinet, this new watch blends the best of innovation, elegance and unparalleled watchmaking."
— A timely magazine perspective, 17 August 2016

"Memoris s'est une fois de plus distinguée par son audace technique et esthétique en tant que premier chronographe-montre de l'histoire"
— Passion Horlogère, 20 février 2016

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2016Guinness World Record

Louis Moinet is awarded the Guinness World Record for the invention of the chronograph

2016Black Gold Derrick

Black Gold Derrick wins the Good Design Award

"Louis Moinet watch seen as quite a departure into the contemporary"
— International New York Times, 29 November 2013


Sideralis wins the Good Design Award

"Over and above purely technical considerations, Sideralis makes an unequivocal statement: Louis Moinet is perhaps the last fully-independent firm to be investing in new components with the sole aim of inspiring awe among lovers of fine watches."
— WorldTempus, March 30 2017


Mobilis is pre-selected for the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

“Much like a conjuring trick on the wrist, Louis Moinet weaves mechanical watchmaking magic with Mobilis”
— The watches magazine, summer 2017

2017Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli is personally presented by Jean-Marie Schaller with his very own Louis Moinet clock

2018Space Mystery

Space Mystery, satellite tourbillon model adorned with a meteorite containing amino acids, wins the Best Tourbillon prize in the Middle East, as well as the Good Design Award


SpaceWalker, a satellite tourbillon dedicated to the 1965 space mission of Alexei Leonov, the first man in the world to perform a spacewalk, is awarded BEST OF THE BEST by Robb Report Russia.


The Mars Collection wins the Good Design Award. The collection features a genuine Mars meteorite fragment in a capsule at the three o’clock position.

2020Memoris Titanium

Memoris Titanium wins the Red Dot Design Award.