For more than a century, Louis Vuitton has accompanied travellers on their journeys. From city to city, time zone to time zone, the GMT watch has been by their side. The ultimate globetrotter’s tool with a contemporary design, the new timepiece from La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton is an undeniably masculine, urban and modern watch.
The design is very different from the House’s previous creations, but clearly still echoes its uniquely distinctive codes. The case comes to life through a clever interplay between texture and volume, boasting satin-finished sides and a polished top, a satin-finished dial and rounded hour and minute markers. Its curves reflect light in a thousand directions and perfectly hug the wrist. Indeed, travellers have standards of comfort that exceed all others, and a traveller’s watch must meet these needs. It has therefore been designed to be comfortable in any circumstances, in any city. This unique shape is so versatile that it was also used for the Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève watch, the House’s signature complication.
A mechanical watch with automatic wind, its second time zone is shown on a disc whose hand is the foot of the V which crosses the dial. The disc is calibrated at 24 hours and divided into two colours to indicate day and night. This complication allows the wearer to always keep an eye on the time in another part of the world: somewhere new, somewhere they plan on going, or home while they’re travelling.
This GMT watch is available on a range of bracelets, each of which is exceptional in terms of both comfort and finish. As a trunk maker and leather goods specialist with vast ancestral expertise in working with leather, Louis Vuitton uses the House’s Taurillon leather for this watch. It is slightly grained and extraordinarily supple. Alternatively, it may be worn with a steel bracelet that has been crafted specifically for the occasion. Its links are an alternating series of polished and satin finishes, a testament to the House’s singular commitment to quality.