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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.

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