Mecanograph Receives 3rd Place

January 27, 2014

Mecanograph wins 3rd place in 2013 International Chronometry Competition

Louis Moinet is pleased to announce that Mecanograph has claimed third place in the Classic watch category of the 2013 International Chronometry Competition. This result bears testimony to Louis Moinet’s success in creating ultra-precise, superlative timepieces capable of resisting a battery of tests without compromise.

The competition is organised biennially by the International Chronometry Competition Association under the supervision of the Musée d’Horlogerie in Le Locle and in partnership with the Swiss Chronometer Control Office (COSC), the Besançon Observatory (France) and the Haute École Arc engineering college in Le Locle (Switzerland).

The Classic category featured 18 watches with a non-tourbillon escapement. Over four months, Mecanograph demonstrated superb reliability and time-keeping performance for three 15-day periods of rigorous timing tests, between which the watches were subjected to magnetic fields, wide temperature variations and repeated shocks.

Of all the 25 participants in both the classic and tourbillon categories, Louis Moinet was the only independent brand to gain a top-three placing. What is more, the Mecanograph timepiece submitted to the International Chronometry Competition was a standard production piece.