LV Fifty Five takes cue from Louis Vuitton's iconic aluminium trunks

LV Fifty Five takes cue from Louis Vuitton's iconic aluminium trunks

Legend retold

Text: Indah Jayanti

First created for the late 19th century travellers, the house’s legendary aluminium trunks serve as inspiration for the LV Fifty Five timepiece

The LV Fifty Five collection may be new, but it is heritage reinvented. The pieces feature signature elements of the trunk that has, over the years, been vetted for its finesse and modernist elegance.

LV Fifty Five, 36mm

An easily recognisable reference to the trunk would be the two metal plaques engraved with "Louis Vuitton" riveted onto each piece, followed by a discreet and finely engraved winding crown. Borrowed from maison's patented trunk locks, these represent LV's still-standing promise of uncompromising expertise. Meanwhile, a 31mm ETA256.031 quartz movement, 36mm ETA2892 self-winding mechanical movement and 41mm ETA2893 one with GMT function each deliver on said promise.

LV Fifty Five, 31mm

Strapped on either leather or steel bracelets, a delicate composition of fluid, measured lines creates the subtly seductive watch design. Cased in clean, classic steel, the satin-brushed dial is sleek and beautifully reflective. An iconic triple V — painted on countless luggage pieces — serves as hour markers, while the LV logo places itself on the midnight mark. A pop of metallic emerald green coats the hands, furthering its timeless charm and hypnotic allure.

The LV Fifty Five is available in Louis Vuitton boutiques.