There’s a new addition to the Louis Vuitton timepiece collection, and it’s possibly the boldest design yet. Made of carbon-fibre composites and titanium, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève is available in a standard as well as a high jewellery version (naturally) with 354 white gold diamonds representing 4.22 carats. Central to its design, the LV monogram is commanding on the face, and a nod to the trend of incorporating graphic elements into the bridgework of the watch movement. The model without diamonds stylishly blends the monogram into the design, while the diamond version brings it to life, and brilliantly so.
As the clock strikes six, the face of the watch bears the prestigious Geneva Seal (Poinçon de Genève), a symbol of excellence certifying remarkable craftsmanship and reliability. Awarded to watchmakers of only the highest standard, the seal is a true testament to the longstanding heritage of the house of Vuitton. With an 80-hour power reserve, it retails for $258 000 without diamonds and $322 000 with diamonds.