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Meteorite stone adorns the Louis Vuitton Escale Spin Time
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Meteorite stone adorns the Louis Vuitton Escale Spin Time

Thursday, 23 April 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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The first watch with a Spin Time movement – in 2009 – ushered in a new way to tell the time. This exclusive complication now comes with a meteorite dial.

The Escale Spin Time watch is named after its rotating cubes whose motion displays the hours, a design patented and crafted entirely in-house by the master watchmakers at la Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton. It is a resolutely modern way of telling time. There is no hand, instead twelve cubes – set on spokes around the dial – spin independently to mark the passage of time. While eleven of them display variations in grey of the Louis Vuitton motifs drawn from its famous luggage, the twelfth stands out with an indication of time on one golden face. This unique concept puts a playful spin on technical innovation. Its top-flight mechanics are powered by the LV77 calibre automatic movement, which boasts a 40-hour power reserve.

Escale Spin Time Meteorite © Louis Vuitton
Escale Spin Time Meteorite © Louis Vuitton

Spin Time has become one of the House’s creative cornerstones and comes in a host of versions. The watch Louis Vuitton Escale Spin Time Meteorite is now available with a 41mm diameter, in a case whose styling takes a new direction. Very much in the spirit of our time, its aesthetic juxtaposes a new bi-material colour combination. The shine of pink gold is beautifully set off by the depth of black PVD-coated titanium. Its dial is carved out of the Gibeon meteorite that landed in Namibia. This other-worldly, mystical material has never before been used by Louis Vuitton. It brings a majestic splendour to the watch’s two-tone styling, highlighting the vivid sparkle of golden touches on the central minute hand and on the cubes that show the hours.

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