LOUIS VUITTON

Escale Spin Time - Only Watch 2019

For the 2019 edition, Louis Vuitton presents a bold and unique piece: the “Escale Spin Time” watch.
A timepiece featuring outstanding creativity and know-how, with a dial inspired by tattoo art.

The 2019 Escale Spin Time for the Only Watch auction is a delicate and technical object: a tribute to traditional and exceptional fine watchmaking craftsmanship.

Made using Grand Feu champlevé enamelling and painted by hand, the dial is a creation by Anita Porchet, one of the greatest independent enamellers in fine watchmaking.

The dial required 200 hours of work and used two specific traditional techniques which are only mastered by very few artisans in the world: Grand Feu champlevé enameling and miniature painting.

The watch houses LV79 caliber, displaying the time in a playful manner using rotating cylinders. Each cylinder is set with diamonds, a process which required 40 hours of work. The patented self-winding movement was entirely developed and assembled by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton and highlights the expertise of Louis Vuitton watchmakers.

This exceptional creation is presented in a custom Monogram canvas watch trunk — also hand-painted.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model name:
Escale Spin Time - Only Watch 2019

Case: 
18K white gold and titanium Escale case with bezel, horns and crown set with diamonds

Dial: 
18K white gold dial set with white diamonds and rubies, miniature hand painting, “Grand feu” champlevé enamel

Calibre: 
LV 79 Automatic Manufacture Caliber developed and assembled by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton.
Functions: Hours with Spin Time display, minutes.

Bracelet: 
4 alligator straps: black, red, green and white

Dimensions: 
Diameter: 41 mm
Specificities:
This timepiece combines an enamel dial created by Anita Porchet and a patented movement created by Louis Vuitton.

Estimate:
CHF 80.000 - 100.000
EUR 72,000 - 90,000
USD 80,000 - 100,000

COLLABORATION

For our sixth consecutive time in Only Watch, we decided to explore a new field of expression through an original and daring piece, a floral dial inspired by tattoo art. This watch allows us to meet unique experts in their field: Anita Porchet for the enamel, Michel Navas and Enrico Barbasini for the movement, and l’Atelier d'Asnières for the trunk. It is an honor for the Maison Louis Vuitton to continue to improve its support for the AMM.
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