Louis Vuitton scales another horological high
This February saw Louis Vuitton launch its most sophisticated timepiece ever – the Tambour Moon Mystérieuse Flying Tourbillon. With this Louis Vuitton has now taken its horological journey a level higher both in terms of watchmaking technology and craftsmanship.
Coming in the wake of the brand’s grand complications such as Répétition Minutes, Skeleton Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève and Spin Time, this timepiece marks a decisive step forward in the wonderful world of high watchmaking through the adaptation of the principle of the mysterious movement.
Developed in the 19th century, mysterious movements traditionally make the hands appear to levitate, thanks to a clever mechanism of crystal discs, today replaced by sapphire crystals. This applies to the LV 110 caliber in its entirety. Arranged along a vertical line, the co-axial double barrel concealed beneath a Monogram Flower situated at 12 o’clock, the central wheels dedicated to the hours and minutes, as well as the tourbillon carriage at 6 o’clock, appear to fl oat in mid-air.
A lightweight creation it is reinforced by two stylistic effects: the absence of a connection between the winding crown and the double barrel, and the choice of a fl ying tourbillon whose carriage, which performs a complete rotation in 60 seconds, is adorned with an openwork Monogram Flower.
Showcased within the concave platinum case of the Tambour Moon, 45 mm in diameter and mounted on a black alligator strap, the mechanical LV 110 caliber with manual winding and contemporary design boasts an eight-day power reserve.
Developed and crafted by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the Tambour Moon Mystérieuse Flying Tourbillon offers another surprise: the back of the tourbillon carriage may be personalized with the customer’s initials.