If you thought Louis Vuitton only had great handbag game, think again; their latest luxury timepieces, which just debuted at Watches & Wonders 2021, are every bit as stylish as their leather accessories.
The French fashion house presented a total of six new watch models at the show: Vivienne Bijou Secret, Tambour Carpe Diem, Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon, Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon ”Poinçon de Genève” Sapphire, Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne and Tambour Street Diver. With a style to suit everyone, here are our highlights:
Vivienne Bijou Secret
Playing peekaboo was never so chic, with the playfully precious Vivienne Bijou Secret. Representing the first time that the designer’s famous Vivienne mascot has appeared in their timepieces, this whimsical watch features a sparkling Vivienne Monogram flower face crafted in pink, white and yellow gold, set with over 150 brilliant-cut, snow-set diamonds.
Blending artisanal watchmaking with jewellery expertise, Vivienne’s moveable face twists aside in a truly spectacular game of hide-and-seek to reveal the watch’s 21mm white gold case – and a white mother-of-pearl marquetry dial embellished with the legendary Monogram flower pattern and set with eight diamond indexes.
Take your pick from fashion-forward straps in shades of cherry red, peacock blue, emerald green or white alligator – or go the full razzle-dazzle with a divine diamond-paved bracelet, comprising four supple rows of glittering jewels.
Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon “Poinçon de Genève” Sapphire
It’s crystal clear: the Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon “Poinçon de Genève” Sapphire is a must for timepiece connoisseurs. A feat of technical and artistic mastery, this totally transparent creation is the first of its kind in watchmaking history to be stamped with the Geneva Seal – a certification that guarantees the greatest origin, precision and finish.
With a case crafted entirely from a block of synthetic sapphire, this incredible clear timepiece showcases every detail of its exceptional open-worked manufacture movement, which is powered by a skeleton flying tourbillon. The carriage design cleverly emulates the shape of the house’s signature Monogram flower; meanwhile, the case middle, case back and bridge all bear the letters “LV” and have been cut from the same sapphire block to ensure complete consistency of colour – via a meticulous machining process that takes almost 500 hours in total.
The Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon “Poinçon de Genève” Sapphire is available in three equally eye-catching colourways: colourless with black PVD-treated titanium horns, blue sapphire with 950 platinum horns, or pink sapphire with 18-carat pink gold horns. Whichever you choose, each case reveals every last detail of the watch’s inner calibre, from all possible angles – an exquisite interplay of transparency, lightness, hardness, softness and technical prowess… a true timepiece talking point.
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