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.
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.
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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.

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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.
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 La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton.

Special notice

Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

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Lot Essay

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.


COLLABORATION
To mark Louis Vuitton’s 6th p articipation in Only Watch, the House has decided to unveil an original piece that draws inspiration from tattoo art. This watch stems from a combination of the unique know-how of the best experts in their craft: Anita Porchet for the enamel, Michel Navas and Enrico Barbasini for the movement, Ateliers d’Asnières for the trunk. It is an honour for Louis Vuitton to continue providing support to the AMM.
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