“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.