April 9, 2017
In advance of Baselworld (where it does not exhibit), Louis Vuitton unveils its Escale Spin Time Tourbillon Central Blue featuring a new automatic movement with a central flying tourbillon. The caliber LV 92 with “Vuitton” V-shaped carriage was developed by Louis Vuitton’s own movement specialist, La Fabrique du Temps (acquired 2012). And of course being “spin time”, it has 12 rotating cubes that tell the time.
Here’s a quick rundown on how the Spin Time complication works: the present hour is displayed at the expected position with a cube that with the hour number (he minutes are indicated on the inner chapter ring). When advancing to the next hour the next cube rotates to show the hour, while the previous cube turns face down (in this case, to show a blue side decorated with a nautical flag motif).