Introducing the Louis Vuitton Escale Spin Time

Louis Vuitton melds its novel rotating cube time display with the hand-painted, multi-hued livery of the Escale World Time. Specs and price below.

First introduced two years ago with the limited edition Escale World Time, the hand-painted dial inspired by nautical flags now returns with the Escale Spin Time. This indicates the hours via rotating cubes and a minute hand. The current hour is indicated by the hour on a cube (shown in 24-hour format, meaning “8” or “20” for instance), while the other hours cubes display hand-painted nautical flags. Each cube has four faces, two for the hour numerals and another two with nautical flags. Minutes, on the other hand, are indicated by a white-tipped arrow.

Louis Vuitton Escale Spin Time 2

Unlike other Spin Time watches, this only indicates a single time zone. But the mechanism is identical, relying on a Maltese cross gear attached to each cube to rotate the cube 90 degrees every 12 hours, similar to Urwerk’s signature rotating cube display in the UR-202 and UR-210.

Inspired by the riveted corners of Louis Vuitton steamer trunks, the Escale watch case has lugs attached to the case band. Its bezel, lugs and crown in either 18k white or pink gold, while the case band is in titanium. It will be available starting May 2016, with a retail price of US$52,00 or S$71,500.

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