Luxury brand Louis Vuitton’s close affinity with the world of travel has given rise to a different take on the minute repeater complication, which chimes the “home time” (indicated on a disc at the centre of the dial) irrespective of the time set on the dial. Separate sub-dials display the small seconds and power reserve, in addition to a day/night indicator, beneath a smoked sapphire crystal which has a clear, semi-circular aperture that reveals the striking mechanism.
Powered by the manually wound LV 178 calibre with a 100-hour power reserve. Extra-large 44mm diameter 18-carat red-gold Tambour case, sapphire crystal, brown alligator leather strap. Water resistant to 30 metres.
Source: Europa Star October - November 2011 Magazine Issue