Every watch by Louis Vuitton has a standout feature. The same is the case with this watch – the Escale Spin Time Black & Fire – the brands offering for this year’s Only Watch auction. The hypnotic “Black & Fire” Escale Spin Time incorporates the ingenious hour display principle of the Spin Time movement in the Escale case. A reflection of the unique expertise of the watchmakers and dialmakers at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, this dial boasts an exceptional finish and features an array of warm and vibrant shades of orange.
Positioned in the centre of the sapphire crystal, a disk in the same colours – bearing the inscription “Louis Vuitton Only Watch” – evokes the shape of a stylised globe, continuing in the Louis Vuitton tradition of world travel.
The watch is powered by Louis Vuitton’s LV77 Calibre automatic movement, which has been developed and assembled by the folks at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton. This movement incorporates the ingenious hour display principle of the Spin Time movement which enables the hand painted cubes to rotate in order to display the hours on this watch. The movement offers a power reserve of 42hours and can be operated using the signed crown at 3.
A trunk in Ardoise Taiga leather accompanies this timepiece, with a printed leather patch that represents the globe featured in the centre of the dial.
In addition, the trunk of this unique Louis Vuitton timepiece will be personalized according to the owner’s wishes. There will also be an organized visit of the historic workshop in Asnières, followed by a lunch at the Louis Vuitton family house with Michel Navas (Master Watchmaker) and Hamdi Chatti (Vice-President Louis Vuitton).
The watch is estimated to sell between a price range of 50,000 – 80,000 CHF ($52,100 – $83,350).