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Haute Horlogerie is a loved subject between watch lovers and today I would like to ask if this is considered High-Level Watchmaking. I say yes and I will explain why: The Louis Vuitton brand may be known for their bags but they are also manufacturing watches – some of them a little bit flashy,  but some are actually nice examples of high-quality watchmaking.
This is the case of their Flying Tourbillon: packed in a 41mm platinum PT950 case and manufactured by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the caliber LV 104 is without a doubt one of the most beautiful movement presented this year: 168 components, 80 hours of power reserve, 17 jewels and a heart beating with 21600 vph.

The case reminds me of vintage watches from the 60’s and 70’s with small lugs but this is a modern design with brushed finishes and polished parts and the overall look is pleasant and transpires finesse.
The dial is made from grey sapphire and the hands are luminescent, making the time leasable in the dark. The choice of the dial was done so it will not disrupt the visibility from one side to another and to show the beauty of the components from directly under the dial. The tourbillon has a 60 seconds rotation cycle.



Straight graining, bridges and plates with polished, bevelled edges – overall high-quality finish certified by the Geneva Seal of Quality. The watchmakers from Louis Vuitton wanted to show that LV can do more and I think they’ve succeeded.

All the constituent elements have the highest finishes available. The power reserve barrel has the Louis Vuitton carved and is visible through the sapphire dial – a nice touch. Also, the V of the tourbillon and the bridge holding it in a shape that brings the LV logo in mind are a sign of pride. Not to mention the V shape indices on the dial. I really love it.

This beauty can be ordered an seen in the official Boutiques and has a price tag of 234000 USD / 162000 BP at the release date.
A short video from Hanson Lee with the LV Flying Tourbillon


Another presentation video from The Spiral Magazine

Here is the review from Watches by SJX (one of my favourite reviewers) with a lot of interesting pictures and information: Hands-on with the Louis Vuitton Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève.
I want to thank Louis Vuitton for the pictures and information, Hanson Lee and The Spiral Magazine for the videos. Please have a look at the Lady Timepiece Collection and the Men Collection, the Tambour collection is big and has very interesting pieces.

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