Another Jules Verne, by which they really mean 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
, themed piece from Louis Moinet. This one is a single-button chronograph, a hacked 7750*, with a button-mode indicator patterened after a ship's telegraph. The casework isn't exceptional, but not bad, with a gold-on-black patten repeated on the bezel, controls and dial. The dial has a nice swirling guilloche pattern (reminding me of Guinel's jewelry
), but the harmony is broken by the inexplicable inclusion of the date in the middle of the open space, not centered in any way, between 5 and 8 o'clock. The hands look to be off-the-shelf steel, a pitty as the chronograph hands do a good job echoing the blue of the outer chapter ring.
* "Movement is the Swiss automatic mono-pusher Louis Moinet caliber LM30,
exclusive to the firm, with 27 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of
48 hours. " Ahh, PR speak for "we hired someone to modify a 7750 and nobody else can call it a LM30"