A JOURNEY THROUGH FINE WATCHMAKING
This double-faced timepiece, issued in just 10 pieces, whisks you off to an exceptional realm. And, just like the logo, LV and AKRIVIA merge subtly as one.
To say that Louis Vuitton has been boosting its presence in the watchmaking scene in 2023 is an understatement. After a shrewd upgrade of its Tambour model, the brand with the famous monogram stands out majestically with a never-seen-before series finalized with an independent player. This first partnership showcases the talent of Rexhep Rexhepi. The Kosovo-born founder of the Akrivia atelier infuses the LVRR-001 Chronographe à Sonnerie with his expertise. This watch is literally totally one-of-a-kind with its precision chronometer caliber combined with a tourbillon regulating device. This elaborate mechanism, assembled using some 391 components also boasts an amazing complication.
To delight in the features of the high-performing manual-winding movement (72 hours of power reserve), a smoked sapphire-crystal dial invites to admire the leisurely 5-minute rotations of the tourbillon set at 6 o’clock. To trigger the short-cycle time measurements up to 60 minutes via the pusher at 2 o’clock, the back of the elegant 39.9 mm-diameter platinum case center stages somewhat different scenography. A white Grand Feu enamel dial is decorated with two scales, one red, the other blue. A single chime is struck as each minute passes by. The Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-001 Chronographe à Sonnerie is presented in a case reiterating the adornments of the manufacture’s well-known trunks and hand-engraved with the inscription “Louis cruises with Rexhep”. Given the extravaganza on show, we head off on this exclusive journey with pleasure. No matter where it takes us.