Louis Vuitton : First-time travel


CASE : steel or pink gold with satin and brushed finishes, sapphire caseback, water-resistant to 50m

DIAMETER : 41.5mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (42h power reserve), LV-shaped rotor

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, 24-hour dual-time display, day/night indication

DIAL : silver-toned or anthracite, blue for the pink gold version ; cut-out hands coated with a luminescent material, satin-finish and brushed bridges and hour-markers

BRACELET/STRAP : steel or gray Taurillon leather with folding clasp

gmt_n48_fra_ipad-172Contemporary, modern, masculine and urban are the design adjectives Louis Vuitton uses most frequently to describe this brand-new Voyager collection, which stands out immediately by its appealing and distinctively hybrid case shape. The elegant nomadic spirit of Louis Vuitton is embodied in the contrasting lines and the GMT function. Clearly visible and yet smoothly integrated within the dial, the central V points towards the dual-time display, itself easily readable through the semi-circular 24-hour aperture complete with day/night indication. The LV signature on the oscillating weight of the self-winding movement can also be admired through the sapphire crystal back of the case, available in steel and pink gold, and even platinum for the flying tourbillon version bearing the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. The collection already comprises six variations. The personality of the Voyager evolves in step with dial colors and the components of the steel bracelet or the strap in Louis Vuitton’s famous Taurillon leather. Travel has never been so pleasant…

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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