Just nine pieces of the Louis Vuitton Escale World Time were made with “SIN” on the cities disc to mark Singapore’s 50th anniversary. Here’s a look at one of them.
Equipped with a cleverly designed world time mechanism that can be set forwards and back via the crown, the Louis Vuitton Escale World Time is uncomplicated to operate. In contrast with the simplicity of the movement the dial is a riot of colour. It’s instantly recognisable and easy to like. For the 50th anniversary of Singapore – known as SG50 – Louis Vuitton created a variant of Escale World Time with the time zone of GMT+8 indicated by “SIN”, an abbreviation of the country name and also the airport code for Singapore’s Changi airport. The dial of the Escale World Time is hand-painted under a microscope in a tedious process that takes 38 colours and 50 hours to complete.
The Escale case is in white gold, with the signature lugs that resemble the riveted sections of the trunks that made Louis Vuitton famous.
Designed by the talented duo at movement specialist La Fabrique du Temps, the movement also features a mystery rotor that spins around an “LV” logo printed onto the sapphire crystal on the case back.
The Escale World Time Singapore Edition is a limited edition of nine, with a retail price of S$90,800 and available at any of the Louis Vuitton boutiques in Singapore.