Not surprisingly, La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton produces highly colorful, fashionable, eye-catching watches; it’s also at the forefront of high horology and complicated timepieces. This year, it got our attention with its Voyager Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon. Housed in a 9.7mm case, it’s one of the world’s thinnest watches with both a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon.
The distinctive watch also marks the first time Louis Vuitton offers a minute repeater with cathedral gongs: two hammers and two gongs that chime the time. The manual-wind LV100 caliber takes a single master watchmaker 320 hours to assemble.
The movement is skeletonized with a mainplate finished in horizontal stripes recalling the brand’s famed striped canvas. The 42mm Voyager case has an unusual cushioned shape and is partially invisibly set with approximately eight carats of baguette-cut diamonds.
Price: $463,000 in 18K white gold
Contact: Louis Vuitton in Boca Raton, Florida, +1 866 884 8866, louisvuitton.com