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Louis Vuitton’s mysterious Moon
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Louis Vuitton’s mysterious Moon

Monday, 19 February 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
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After grand complications such as its Minute Repeater and Spin Time, the Moon Mysterious Flying Tourbillon is Louis Vuitton’s interpretation of the mystery movements that astonished audiences in the late nineteenth century.

Louis Vuitton moves forward in the wonderful world of High Watchmaking through adaptation of the principle of the mysterious movement, arranged in a line and combined with a flying tourbillon escapement. Developed in the 19th century, mysterious movements traditionally make the hands appear to levitate. This fascinating optical illusion is made possible thanks to a clever mechanism of crystal discs, today replaced by sapphire crystals. This applies to the LV 110 caliber in its entirety.

Moon Mysterious Flying Tourbillon © Louis Vuitton
Moon Mysterious Flying Tourbillon © Louis Vuitton

Arranged along a vertical line, the co-axial double barrel concealed beneath a Monogram Flower situated at 12 o’clock, the central wheels dedicated to the hours and minutes, as well as the tourbillon carriage at 6 o’clock, appear to float in mid-air. A lightweight creation reinforced by two stylistic effects: the absence of a connection between the winding crown and the double barrel, and the choice of a flying tourbillion whose carriage, which performs a complete rotation in 60 seconds, is adorned with an openwork Monogram Flower. Showcased within the concave platinum case of the Tambour Moon, 45 mm in diameter and mounted on a black alligator strap, the mechanical LV 110 caliber with manual winding and contemporary design boasts an eight-day power reserve. Developed and crafted by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the Tambour Moon Mystérieuse Flying Tourbillon offers watch enthusiasts another surprise: the back of the tourbillon carriage may be personalized with the customer’s initials.

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