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The Escale Spin Time Tourbillon Central Blue is a Louis Vuitton tour de force

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The Escale Spin Time Tourbillon Central Blue is a Louis Vuitton tour de force
Not just a variation on a theme, the Escale Spin Time Tourbillon Central Blue is the expression of Louis Vuitton’s unique watchmaking

From the iconic case and the rotating cubes to the bold 'V' positioned centrestage, there's not a single element of the Escale Spin Time Tourbillon Central Blue that doesn't read as a hallmark of La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton. Taking pride of place in the maison's creations, this singular timepiece is the Escale Blue family's latest flying tourbillon marvel, inspired by an archival Steamer Bag that Gaston Vuitton had decorated with the signature 'V' back in 1901.

Housed in a V-shaped tourbillon carriage that seemingly appears to be poised on a throne of thin air — a mysterious effect achieved by a uniquely designed sapphire crystal — the tourbillon completes its rotation in one minute, powered by the in-house manufactured LV92 automatic winding mechanical movement. The calibre also rotates the Spin Time display, changing the dial's appearance by flipping around the 12 cubes of 24 hand-painted geometric flags, one for every hour that passes. And what are considered two distinct haute horlogerie mechanisms Louis Vuitton has managed to combine into one timepiece in a feat that unifies the utmost of technicality and aesthetics, marking a first in watchmaking history. Framed within a 41mm satin-finished titanium case with polished fittings, clever contemporary design doesn't get more luxurious than the Escale Spin Time Tourbillon Central Blue.

 The Escale Spin Time Tourbillon Central Blue is available at Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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