Louis Vuitton's beautiful hand-painted Escale Worldtime watch

Posted by Samuel Siskind on Mar 29, 2014 3:23:21 AM
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A close up of the hand-painted Escale Worldtime.

The new Louis Vuitton Escale Worldtime is a beautiful, unique watch for an experienced traveler. The totally new case made from polished, white gold with a satin finish gives the impression that it has always existed. It takes a Louis Vuitton craftsman 50 hours to complete the hand-painted dial in the workshop dedicated specifically to this task. Over 30 colors are applied one by one with a paintbrush using tiny, successive strokes before the piece is dried in an oven heated to 100 °C. The dial consists of three separate mobile discs. They can be adjusted by means of the single crown and are synchronized by an automatic calibre, which is developed and assembled by the La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton manufacture. The large exterior double-layered coloured disc comprises the initials of cities. It can be rotated to adjust to the reference city which should be positioned at 12 o’clock or above the yellow arrow. – The central disc, which is constantly rotating, is divided into two black and white semi-circles to distinguish between day and night. – The smallest disc in the centre is also constantly rotating and comprises numbers corresponding to the minutes highlighted by a precise, contrasting minute circle.

Louis Vuitton
Freie Strasse 88, 4051 Basel
061 272 07 80
http://www.louisvuitton.com/

Movement

  • LV 106 Calibre: automatic movement developed and assembled by the La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton manufacture
  • Function: worldtime with disc display
  • 37mm diameter (16’’’1/2)
  • 6.65mm thickness
  • 218 components
  • 38 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 oscillations per hour (4Hz)
  • 26 rubies

Case

  • 18 carat white gold case – 41mm diameter
  • 9.75mm thickness
  • Watertight to 30 Dial
  • City disc hand-painted by a craftsman from the La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton manufacture

Strap

  • Hand-stitched black alligator with black calfskin lining – Pin buckle in 18 carat white gold

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Topics: Collectors, spotlight, Escale Worldtime, Louis Vuitton

Author:Samuel Siskind

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