In every aspect, the ‘Escale World Time’ is the show-stopper of the Louis Vuitton collection. This timepiece perpetuates the tradition of travel and draws on the history of the company to reinvent the distinctive features of the travel watch, specifically their own travel-watch, the Louis Vuitton 1 (1988). And what a reinvent it is! Most travel watches on the market, are traditional-looking two or three hand watches (nothing wrong with that) and in that respect, Vuitton has created something new and unique: a Worldtimer without hands, where all functions are being done over the crown!
See below for a video that we did at Baselworld on this unique watch.
‘The Tambour Twin Chrono Grand Sport’ gives a new view on chronograph watches and it is the first watch that is able to time two competitors separately and show their individual timings along with the difference between the two.
Louis Vuitton actually kept it very simple. All timing functions are operated by the push button at the eight o’clock position. For instance when a race begins, the mono pusher is pressed to start the timing on the lower two counters. As soon as the first runner passes the finish, the same button is pressed again. His score is now displayed at the counter at the eight o’clock position. The hands are frozen now. In the mean time the counter the four o’clock position still continues and the timing at the counter at the 12 o’clock position begins. When the second runner crosses the finish, the mono pusher at the eight o’clock is pressed again for the third time and his score will then be displayed at the counter the four o’clock position. Now the counter at the 12 o’clock will display the difference, in minutes and seconds, between the two runners. And to start a new timing, just push the mono pusher at the eight o’clock position for the fourth time to set all counters back to zero. Since sport events are always very hectic, hence requiring quick action on the spectator’s part, timing needs to be kept as simple as possible.
The up-to-100-meter water proof ‘Tambour Twin Chrono Grand Sport’ will be produced in a 45,5 mm white gold in a limited edition of just 30 pieces.
TAMBOUR éVOLUTION TOURBILLON VOLANT
‘The Tambour éVolution Tourbillon Volant’ is quite a departure from Louis Vuitton’s first tourbillon watch, the ‘Tambour Tourbillon Monogram’ (still part of the collection), that is equipped with the mechanical hand wound caliber LV103 by La Joux-Perret. The new éVolution is powered with the first automatic calibre with a flying tourbillon, developed and assembled in the workshops of the La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton Manufacture.
TAMBOUR SPIN TIME RÉGATE
‘The Tambour Spin Time’ collection, with the rotating cubes, dates back to 2010. This time, the watchmakers of ‘La Fabrique du Temps, Louis Vuitton’ created a new model dedicated to the regattas and called it the ‘Tambour Spin Time Regatta’ following the white gold and pink gold models, that were launched in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
TAMBOUR éVOLUTION SPIN TIME GMT
The Spin Time movement LV111, that was developed and assembled by the watchmakers of ‘La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton’ and patented in 2010, displays the time via rotating cubes.
Just like every other Louis Vuitton product, the timepiece collection is only available through their own network of Boutiques and in the Louis Vuitton Watch & Jewelry Stores.
Source: revo-online.com by GEO