Time stands still as Louis Vuitton makes a statement with the introduction of a Flying Tourbillon with Poinçon de Genève. The French luxury brand, that is synonymous to travel trunks, luggage, leather and hi-end fashion, has been making watches since some time. However with the debut of this new timepiece, Louis Vuitton joins the league of watch manufactures that have the Poinçon de Genève, or Geneva Seal, a certification reserved for watch movements made in the Canton of Geneva and bearing the highest levels of finishing and decoration. Designed in collaboration with talented watchmakers from La Fabrique Du Temps, Louis Vuitton’s first timepiece to be awarded the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, is still awaiting official christening though.The transparent timepiece offers a round-the-clock show of the flying tourbillon movement from all angles. Also the dial is slightly transparent, allowing a superb view of the mainspring that holds a astonishing 80 hours. Inside the 43 mm platinum case, a vertically mounted gear-train can be seen along with the the triple V bridges, inspired by the Louis Vuitton slogan, “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez.”Hamdi Chatti, Vice President of Watches & Jewelry at Louis Vuitton justifies the decision to obtain the prestigious Geneva Seal, “Well, clients of Louis Vuitton have never challenged us on the quality, and when we bring the Geneva Seal to our clients, people who enjoy the best that life can offer, there is no need to explain further. The value of the Geneva Seal is understood immediately.”
Intended to be sold directly to the dedicated clients, only two of these watches will be made per month. The latest and the most outstanding watch from Louis Vuitton is estimated to sell at about $200,000 each.