There's a certain coveted characteristic in flashing a luggage decorated with numerous stamps as proof of a well-travelled lifestyle, and Louis Vuitton (LV) is now taking this esteemed tenet to the doors of haute horlogerie with the Fifty Five Stickers collection. Inspired by their colourful history of globetrotting and their famed aluminium travelling trunks, this timepiece is a tribute to the signatures of the maison that made LV a perennial luxury favourite.
Right off the bat, two engraved metal plaques riveted upon the bezel evokes the patented locks on the historic trunks from the 1890s', an icon reinterpreted as an eye catching detail onto the watch, framing a dial of either 31mm or 36mm. Even with two sizes, both Fifty Five stickers variations are marked with a distinctive 'V' at every quarter hour upon the satin-finished dial and crowned by the LV logo at noon. Crafted with steel cases, each timepiece offers a different movement: The smaller, more feminine model is powered with an ETA 256.031 quartz, while the 36mm unisex version is equipped with an ETA 2892 self-winding mechanical calibre.
Highlighted by the main feature that puts the maison's iconic Monogram canvas front and centre with an updated design code, the bracelet of the Fifty Five Stickers is embellished with, what else, but playful and vintage looking travel sticker prints. Vivid and versatile, the collection is animated and contemporary — the perfect expression for the increasingly savvy and worldly millennials of today.
The Fifty Five Stickers collection is available in Louis Vuitton boutiques.