´Fashion` it is called, at least on the first view.
In fact, it is a colourful ´Grand Complication` that brings together the Worldtime and the Minute Repeater complications which is rare to say the least. The dial is a masterpiece on its own – almost like a (hand painted!) miniature oil painting with 38 (vibrant) colours – with a unique presentation of multiple time zones at once. It´s easy on the eye – almost like a ´fashion toy` but indeed represents advanced technical solutions and is convenient to use. The time zones (24 cities) can be adjusted with the push of a button within the crown. The minute repeater gets activated by a nicely designed slide on the side of the case and will chime your ´home time`.
The movement is composed of 447 parts and represents their master minds behind the watch very well – style and technical solutions. As already mentioned by Guy it´s the gifted watchmaking duo Barbasini/Navas, once more. We already wrote about them here: https://www.theeclecticum.com/guys-eclectic-choice-of-the-week-laurent-ferrier-galet-classic-tourbillon-double-spiral/
This is no surprise as their company ´La Fabrique du Temps` was acquired by Louis Vuitton in 2011.
The 44 mm diameter case made of titanium (which has acoustically advantageous properties) and pink gold shouldn´t be too heavy on the wrist and because of the (relatively) low height even comfortable and easy to wear. As there are no hands (rotating discs instead), no additional space is needed and that helps a lot regarding the (low) height of the case.
´Steam Punk` comes to our mind when we look at the case – side view – and we like it, therefore. The design approach represents the DNA of Louis Vuitton very well, doesn´t it?
Honestly, it took us some time until we ‘got it’ because of being distracted by the vibrant colours on the face of the watch – it’s a purposely distracting watch, and it plays with the psyche of the wearer. On the wrist it may be easier to understand, that the case is a strong part of the watch to make it special and tempting.
Conclusion: we like it for what it is ´a playful grand complication that doesn´t take itself too seriously`. It´s something nice for eclectic people with a good sense of humour (and deep pockets as well). It´s (much) more than just fun, but it makes you smile!