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Lundi Clockmaking meets the art of travel at Louis Vuitton
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Lundi Clockmaking meets the art of travel at Louis Vuitton

Monday, 18 January 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
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The trunk table clock Louis Vuitton is the latest addition to today’s objects. The perfect combination of the art of travel, close to Louis Vuitton’s heart, and watchmaking craftmanship.

Rather than just an accessory, a timepiece showcased in its tailor-made trunk. The table clock, made to the same high standards as a watch, reproduces the Tambour Moon Dual Time concave dial. Similarly, it features a double time-zone, essential for globetrotters, and a bright dial displaying coloured flags. These emblematic Louis Vuitton symbols call to mind the customised patterns of the trunks of bygone days.

Table clock © Louis Vuitton
Table clock © Louis Vuitton

As for the 80 mm-diameter hemispheric steel case suspended in its trunk, it draws inspiration from 18th century navy chronometers – indispensable, high-precision tools for long-distance navigators, allowing them to calculate longitude. A counterweight makes this table clock automatically turn towards the person opening the trunk for the utmost visibility. Once extracted from its case, it will keep this orientation when placed on a table or desk.

Table clock © Louis Vuitton
Table clock © Louis Vuitton

The trunk, a travel icon since the House was founded in 1854, acts as a case. Covered in Monogram Eclipse canvas on the outside, the trunk’s interior is lined in microfibre, reproducing the flags on the dial and the Louis Vuitton signature. With its symbolic trunk, the Trunk Table Clock sits perfectly in tune with Louis Vuitton’s heritage.

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