Louis Vuitton Unveils Voyager Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon

By Paul Joseph

Legendary French fashion house Louis Vuitton have created a new Flying Tourbillon billed as perfectly demonstrating its creators’ talent in crafting highly complicated watches.

Called the Voyager Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon, the watch is the brainchild of Michael Navas and Enrico Barbasin, who have worked with some of the biggest names in the horology world down the years.

The watch combines the two high-complications of a minute repeater and flying tourbillon in a compact case measuring 42mm x 9.7mm.

Made of 18-karat white gold, the case houses the LV100 caliber which comprises 345 components and offers 100 hours of power reserve.

The highlight of the watch, however, is its minute repeater complication, which uses two gongs and two hammers to indicate the hours, quarter hours, and minutes. The mechanism can be operated via the trigger positioned at 8 o’clock on the case.

Each Voyager Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon is individually numbered and priced at $295,000.

Back in 2002, Louis Vuitton made its first foray into the world of high-end watchmaking. Soon after, the brand acquired La Fabrique du Temps – a company started by Michael Navas and Enrico Barbasini, two of the most notable names in the watchmaking industry at the time.

By Paul Joseph