Louis Vuitton presents a jewellery watch collection inspired by the Cruise 2015 show, celebrating a multitude of colours.
One pattern stands out: the ‘Ramage’. In this collection, Louis Vuitton combines modernity and traditional expertise with the help of métiers d’art techniques: miniature-painting and snow-setting. The miniature hand-painting technique was selected to convey the Ramage pattern, as it makes it possible to represent faithfully, and in any colour, the minute details of this sophisticated fabric design. Accomplished by the Louis Vuitton La Fabrique du Temps Manufacture, it takes around 30 hours for the craftsman to hand-paint each dial, requiring scrupulous attention to detail.
The snow-setting on the dial accentuates the miniature hand-painting. Each diamond is meticulously selected, as stones of different diameters must work perfectly together to create the snow effect. The mix of snow diamond-setting and miniature-painting creates an optical illusion with luminosity, depth and graphical intensity.
Each model features an alligator strap to match the colours of the dial: shiny pink, matte turquoise or shiny red. This watch collection is now available in Louis Vuitton stores.
Source: Europa Star March 2015 Magazine Issue