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Louis Vuitton

True to its founding spirit, Louis Vuitton makes watches that combine excellence, innovation and originality for the benefit of people who love travel and adventure. The watchmakers of La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton in Geneva use their mastery of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology to reinvent the watchmaking of tomorrow.

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About

The Louis Vuitton story began in 1854, when a shop dedicated to the art of travel was opened in Paris, near the Place Vendôme. The superbly crafted, innovative luggage cemented the reputation and success of the company, which continued to grow. 

Louis Vuitton’s first forays into watchmaking date back to 2002, and the launch of the Tambour watch. This timepiece, with its evocative name and distinctive design, was the first of what is now a complete range of watches for men and women, which includes both simple three-handers and sophisticated complications including chronographs, tourbillons, Spin Time, minute repeaters and GMT – the latter a reminder of the company’s origins in travel.

The Tambour established Louis Vuitton’s position as a genuine player in watchmaking. Other models were quickly added to the collection. The Escale watch, for instance, drew inspiration from the legendary travel trunks that forged the company’s reputation.

The pursuit of excellence and the continuing need to push the limits of creativity and innovation were behind Louis Vuitton’s decision to bring together the best watchmaking specialists and artisans within a genuine manufacture. Thus La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton was set up in Geneva, the cradle of Swiss fine watchmaking. This mastery of traditional watchmaking craftsmanship resulted in Louis Vuitton’s obtaining the Geneva Hallmark for the first time in 2016, for the Voyager Flying Tourbillon “Poinçon de Genève”. This exceptional watch and the award of the exclusive certification marked a new chapter in Louis Vuitton’s watchmaking story.

 

1854
Louis Vuitton was founded, and opened its first shop for trunks and travel items in Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris.
2002
Launch of the Tambour, Louis Vuitton’s first watch.
2010
Launch of the Spin Time movement, the first movement entirely developed and assembled by Louis Vuitton, with an exclusive and innovative time display.
2014
Inauguration of La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton and launch of the Escale Worldtime watch.
2016
Award of the Geneva Hallmark and launch of the Voyager Flying Tourbillon “Poinçon de Genève”.
Philosophy

True to its heritage, Louis Vuitton continually seeks to master traditional craftsmanship and artisanal techniques, push the boundaries and give free rein to innovation and the spirit of creation. The watchmakers of La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton are driven by a pursuit of excellence that impels them to perfect existing functions, suggest new ways of telling the time, and venture off the beaten track, laying the foundations of tomorrow’s watchmaking, for the benefit of seasoned travellers and lovers of fine watchmaking alike.

 

Collections

Escale

The Escale is an ode to travel and the famous Louis Vuitton trunks, whose colourful motifs and aesthetic features it borrows. The Escale is designed for travellers, with a unique Worldtime function developed by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton.

Tambour

The Tambour is immediately recognisable by its original, powerful, minimalist design, which has made it one of the company’s icons. Its identity is further reinforced by the 12 letters of the company name around the outside of the case. Whether for men or for women, Tambour is undeniably Louis Vuitton.

Voyager

The Voyager is designed for the modern globe-trotter, with a modern and contemporary design and a GMT function faithful to Louis Vuitton’s adventurous spirit. The slim and wearable Voyager, an unapologetically masculine watch, makes the perfect everyday companion.

Watches

From trunks to the tambour

Luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton is renowned above all for its famous trunks that have stood the test of time for many a globetrotter and whose monogram logo has become a design theme throughout the brand's product range. Building on its globetrotting heritage, Louis Vuitton keeps a strong link with the world of the voyager in many of the luxury brand's accessories for men and women. These include watches and jewelry for men and women, such as the tambour watch with its distinctive concave case.

High-end watchmaking

Through its acquisition of La Fabrique du Temps in Geneva from watchmakers Michael Navas and Enrico Barbasini, Louis Vuitton acquired the expertise needed to produce the finest horological masterpieces and to certify its watches with the prestigious Geneva Hallmark quality seal. One of the best examples of this is the Tambour Moon Mystérieuse flying tourbillon, which takes transparency to the extreme, leaving the bare minimum of flying tourbillon and mainspring barrel visible beneath a transparent sapphire crystal.

Tambour Horizon - Louis Vuitton's take on the smartwatch

A number of luxury and fashion brands took up the challenge of competing with the Apple Watch by launching their own luxury versions of the smartwatch powered by Android. Louis Vuitton's smartwatch is called the Tambour Horizon and is available as a connected watch running on the Android operating system with models available for both men and women. It's the perfect watch to wear while travelling thanks to the unique features developed by the brand that are aimed at the globetrotter, including the Louis Vuitton city guides application that can be synced with Android Wear. The Tambour Horizon is available in different case versions in stainless steel or DLC black steel and with dials that evoke familiar Louis Vuitton watch models such as the Regatta and Spin Time complications, as well as a strap with the unmistakable monogram. All models are available in the same 42mm Tambour Horizon case size.

Jewelry - the perfect accessories for your watch

More of interest no doubt for women than for men, Louis Vuitton offers an extensive range of jewelry that comprises seven different collections of rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, charms, engagement rings and wedding bands. The jewelry is produced in yellow, rose and white gold and is optionally set with diamonds. In some cases the watch designs have been inspired by the jewelry collection and vice versa.

The monobrand retail model

Louis Vuitton watches are sold in the familiar brand environment, which is found only in the brand's own stores around the world. The watches are thus displayed alongside the fashion accessories, clothes and bags for which Louis Vuitton is famous, and thus help to give you ideas of what to wear with your watch. It also gives you the guarantee of quality: safe in the knowledge that Louis Vuitton watches are not sold anywhere else, there is never any concern about authenticity.