Louis Vuitton : Return to roots

LV Fifty Five GMT Automatique

Case : steel, back engraved with the letters LV, water-resistant to 50m Diameter : 41mm Movement : self-winding ETA 2893 (42h power reserve) Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, date, dual-time display Dial : lacquered anthracite with sunburst and circular satin-brushed finishes, green GMT indication, rhodiumed hour-markers, black PVD-coated seconds and GMT hands, rhodiumed hours and minutes hand Strap : black Taurillon leather strap or polished and satin-brushed steel bracelet, double LV folding clasp

Presented this autumn in three versions, the brand-new LV Fifty Five model draws inspiration from the grand history of Louis Vuitton trunks and features several signature features that have contributed to the renown of the famous French luggage-maker. Brand devotees are sure to note the two metal plaques riveted around the dial rim and engraved with the name Louis Vuitton – a reinterpretation of the lock plates on vintage trunks. To establish this timepiece firmly in the brand universe, the Parisian Maison has transposed the famous rivets on its trunks to the discreet winding-crown. The V-shaped markers at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock together with the entwined LV at 12 o’clock are also a reference to the Louis Vuitton heritage. This stainless steel collection comes in three sizes. As its name implies, the largest model, the LV Fifty Five GMT Automatic features a dual-time display. Very much like a trunk that is reliably sturdy and perfect in every circumstance, this timepiece is clearly designed with globetrotters in mind. Why  not those who take a close interest in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series ?

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