Louis Vuitton’s High Watchmaking

Louis Vuitton is coming out with new high-watchmaking collections: The tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genèva, Escale Spin Time Meteorite, and the Tambour World Time Runway.

—By Luisa Tarantino


The Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genèva

The brand new Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève reimagines the classic LV watch in a more futuristic way, marrying a technical interpretation with a luxurious modern look. The entire watch has been reinvented, from the calibre and materials to the caseband and strap. The watch is lightweight and modern, yet the openwork, 46 mm case makes for a masculine design, with the outer part of the case made from CarboStratum®, a composite material developed exclusively for
Louis Vuitton. Controlled by a flying tourbillon, the watch also features the classic, prestigious Geneva Seal (Poinçon de Genève) at 6 o’clock. This new Tambour is certainly powerful, having a power reserve of 80 hours, and 159 components that make up masterpiece. The watch comes with an option of straps: a black rubber strap, a mixed media black alligator and rubber strap, and a mixed media blue alligator and black rubber strap.

The Escale Spin Time Meteorite

Spin Time moveent wathces, first introduced in 2009, introduced a new way of telling time. Louis Vuitton’s Escale Spin Time watch, named after its rotating cubes whose motion displays the hours, asks the wearer to tell time through the use of the watch’s 12 cubes, rather than a hand that spin independently to mark the passage of time. The Escale Spin Time Meteorite features eleven cubes in variations of grey Louis Vuitton motifs drawn from its luggage, with the twelfth cube standing out in a briliant gold matching the case. Having a diameter of 41 mm, the case is a made of a stunning pink gold, contrasts bautifully with the black PVD-coated sainless steel dial, which is carved out of the Gibeon meteorite that landed in Namibia. Compared to the Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève , the Escale Spin Time Meteorite has a power reserve of 40 hours and a LV 77 calibre. The watch comes with a black alligator strap featuring a 18K pink gold folding buckle.

The Tambour World Time Runway


Featuring an evolved design of the World Time Function, the Tambour World Time Runway features a new automatic movement, the LV107 calibre, which introduces two central hour and minute hands in place of rotating discs and optimizes the way you read universal time. The watch is both ultra-elegant and sporty, housed in a 46 mm diameter case made of pink gold and coated in a black PVD stainless steel. The dial adopts a new architectural design, with its apparent depth made possible by a city disc formed of sapphire crystal, which also projects the initials of 24 cities as if suspended above the hour markers. To echo LV’s long-held travel motif as well as the international aviation aesthetic seen on airport runways, the foreground colours of the watch are black, white and yellow. The watch has a simple yet effective strap: an interchangeable strap featuring the Louis Vuitton patented system. The Escale has a power reserve of 35 hours and is water-resistant up to 50 m.



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Written on: July 22, 2020