Louis Vuitton’s Escale Worldtime gets a new cool blue look

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Travel is in the very DNA of Louis Vuitton. So it was no surprise when they debuted their fabulous Escale Worldtime watch at Baselworld three years ago, a watch that lets you tell the time in 24 cities and countries around the world using a series of concentric rotating discs that bear the abbreviated names of timezones and feature a range of colorful flags to go with each location.


This year, the Escale Worldtime has been dipped in blue, with a blue background against which the colorful flags pop with brightness. 38 different colors have been applied to the dial by hand with a brush, a process that takes over 40 hours to complete. The blue of the background is echoed in the alligator strap.

The 41 mm case in brushed titanium and white gold holds the self-winding caliber LV106 movement which powers this watch. As always, all the discs that tell time can be adjusted through the watch’s lone crown. While the price and availability of this watch are as yet a mystery, we will keep you posted as and when more details emerge.

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The Louis Vuitton Tambour Blue sports a contrasting black V on a canvas of deep blue

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The freshly unveiled Tambour Blue doesn’t deviate too far from winning these accolades. The timepiece features a rich deep blue color on the dial, which is marked with the distinct back V. Available in highly contrasting brushed and polished metal finishes, the watches employ the ETA 2894.2 movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The date indicator is located between the 4th and the 5th hour marker on the right hand side of the dial. The dial is flanked by a black alligator and calf bi-material strap with blue highlights. The sapphire glass that sits atop the dial is reflection-proof, thus making reading the time a lot more comfortable at any time of the day. Last, but surely not the least, the watch is submergible up to 100 meters in water, making it durable for sports and adventure usage as well.

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Blue chronograph costs $7,700 and is expected to arrive towards the latter end of this month.

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Louis Vuitton Presents Fortune Earrings Inspired by Zodiac Signs

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Whether one believes in it or not, browsing through the yearly horoscopes and predictions is a fun way to spend free time after New Year’s Eve. The zodiac signs have always provided character traits and motivations throughout the centuries, and astrology also has been perceived and practiced in different ways by many cultures and populations. The modern society is no less interested in astrology, and has frequently found eclectic ways to celebrate the zodiac signs. Of course, fashion often looks up to the horoscope to find some sort of inspirations for coming up with statement-making, unique collections, with Louis Vuitton just being one of the latest brands to launch jaw-dropping designs be inspired by the Zodiac signs.

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The French fashion luxury house has, in fact, just presented The Fortune earrings collection, which has been inspired by the zodiac signs and is going to be available for purchase at the end of the year, from November 2016. Minimalistic, sleek and delicate, Louis Vuitton’s Fortune jewelry line looks up to the stars to celebrate everyone’s zodiac sign, pampering us with a collection of 12 gold earrings in miniature.

Mimicking well-known graphic shapes, each one of the earrings could be worn alone, left unpaired to celebrate the single earring trend, which is one of the biggest spring/ summer 2016 jewelry trends, or, for those who are really into astrology, combined with one’s rising sign (the latter option may not be that thrilling for those who, like me, share the same zodiac and rising signs). Of course, Louis Vuitton made sure to have some room for its classic ‘V’ shapes within the pieces too, integrating the letter into each one of the designs in always-different and very creative ways.

Priced at €250 each, Louis Vuitton’s Zodiac jewelry line is predicted (pun intended) to be as successful as the brand’s last spring’s Initiales line, wherein that same golden miniatures were forged to create letters. When it comes to the Zodiac Sign collection, those initials could be worn individually or combined together to spell out a name, a word or even a sentence and a message. Apparently, the French house wants us to be more prone to personalizing our style, without being afraid of showing off our individuality and passions. “Sold singularly, #LouisVuitton’s Fortune zodiac earrings promise only good thing,” @LouisVuitton_UK stated via twitter.

Launched just in time to serve as the upcoming Christmas presents (having to wait until November is the only flaw in the otherwise perfect plan to start getting more fashionable since these very first days of January), Louis Vuitton’s zodiac jewelry line is already a must-have!

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Louis Vuitton Skin Ring Collection

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No, Louis Vutton didn’t just release designer thimbles. These are in fact unisex rings from the Skin collection that is apparently inspired by the architecture of a Palm Springs villa (no, I didn’t make that up). Sold as a set of 3 and available in 4 different designs, you can quite literally wear your love of say, the Monogram Canvas pattern on 3 of your fingers now, and given how they are all sized differently, should fit most of us depending on how thick your digits are.

Besides the ones in Monogram Canvas, you can also get them embossed on calf leather (2nd row), in Malletage (3rd row) or Strass (4th row). Priced at SGD900, SGD995,SGD1200, SGD1210 respectively from top to bottom for each set, I guess you could be Santa and give them as a set to one lucky recipient this Christmas, or Scrooge, and gift 3 different friends one ring each too, right?

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Louis Vuitton Tambour Monogram Forever

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Here, a Fleur d’éternité from Louis Vuitton’s Monogram is crafted in guilloché mother-of-pearl and surrounded by a delicate string of diamonds. It rests on a mirror-finish gold dial created by Louis Vuitton’s dial craftsmen, itself enhanced with a bezel set with diamonds on the pink gold case.

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A sophisticated yet easy-to-wear watch, available in a small quartz version measuring 28mm in diameter, and another medium automatic version measuring 35mm in diameter. Welcome from jacket outlet shop to purchase.

Tambour Monogram Forever Specifications:
– 18-carat pink gold case
– Dial and bezel set with diamonds
– Diameter: Quartz 28mm / Automatic 35mm
– Nude satin strap
– 18-carat pink gold ardillon buckle
– Monogram engraved back
– Water resistance: 50m
– Quartz
– Functions: Hours, minutes

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Louis Vuitton Escale Worldtime

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The name Louis Vuitton is almost synonymous with an invitation to travel. The famous flat trunk and its various models created by the eponymous founder are still essential accessories for those wishing to travel the world with elegance and sophistication.

The new Escale Worldtime watch is perpetuating this tradition and drawing on the history of the company to reinvent the distinctive features of the travel watch.

At a time when borders are becoming increasingly blurred, Louis Vuitton is proposing an original interpretation of the “Worldtime” function which will appeal to globe-trotters and businessmen in search of fine, exclusive timepieces.

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A case with a historical past

The totally new case made from polished, white gold with a satin finish gives the impression that it has always existed. This is a prerogative of these creations whose elegant, timeless design has been carefully thought out. The case features corner pieces which are reminiscent of Vuitton trunks, transformed into horns which protect the case to fulfil their original purpose, like a miniature round trunk containing a precious calibre.

The watch fits perfectly around the wrist with its 41 mm diameter and thickness of 9.75 mm. The fine bezel produces a particularly open dial creating a clarity which is consistent with the “Worldtime” function. The reverse side of the timepiece also reflects its excellent quality: the sapphire back reveals an aluminium disc coupled with an oscillating weight which rotates around a large LV in frosted glass. Welcome from Canada Goose shop to purchase.

A dial in world colours

Louis Vuitton has always offered clients the possibility of customising their trunks with strips of colour, initials, coats of arms and other hand-painted geometric pictograms.
This colourful universe and striking customisations have served as inspiration for the creation of the dial of the Escale Worldtime watch.

It takes the craftsman 50 hours to complete a dial in the workshop dedicated specifically to this task within the La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton manufacture using miniature painting techniques and working with oil paint. Over 30 colours 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 result, which is captivating in the brightness, relief and contrasts created, is magnified further by the visual effect separating the glass from the dial. This is why the black triangle topped with a yellow arrow (the only fixed element on the dial indicating the time and city of reference) is applied directly underneath the glass to prevent it from restricting the movement of the mobile discs.

An original “worldtime” function

The dial consists of three separate mobile discs. They can be adjusted by means of the single crown and are synchronised 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.

The “Worldtime” indication without an with no hand is a first in watchmaking design which has been developed by the master watchmakers of the La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton manufacture. This is also in a sense the quintessence of a complication which makes it possible to tell the time instantly in the 24 time zones defined by Sir Stanford Fleming and confirmed by the International Meridian Conference held in Washington in October 1884 establishing Greenwich as the “zero” meridian.

With the Escale Worldtime watch it is possible to determine the time in the zone represented by a particular city simply by glancing at the corresponding initials. The minutes can be read underneath the yellow arrow indicating the hour in the reference city.

With its hand-stitched black alligator strap with a white gold buckle, the Louis Vuitton Escale Worldtime watch is a highly original timepiece. As well as proposing a new mechanical interpretation of the complex “Worldtime” mechanism, it also and above all offers a colourful, attractive presentation which will appeal to those who love to combine lifestyle with a love of travel.

Product Specification

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
– 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 meters

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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