An invitation to travel into the miniature world of mechanical watch movement, Louis Vuitton has released the Voyager Skeleton, an exquistely designed timepiece constructed to exemplify the stylistic codes of the luxury brand. Only 150 pieces will be made.
A tangible realisation of the Maison’s design principles, the Voyager Skeleton’s movement — Louis Vuitton’s LV60 calibre — is a mechanical masterpiece. The skeletonised unit expresses architectural beauty, a core principle of the firm. The bridges and plates of the movement have been artfully trimmed to adhere to the minimum required for structural integrity while remaning aesthetic.
The LV-shaped bridges are characterised by geometric lines and distinctive linearity, while incorporating several flourishes. For example, the rotor bridge features a discreet Louis Vuitton Monogram and the barrel ratchet wheel has been open-worked to spell “Louis Vuitton”. To maximise the calibre’s transparency, it’s been equipped with a purposefully, off-centre positioned (for increased visibility of the LV-shaped bridges and mechanics) tungsten micro-rotor, decorated with a white gold rhodium-plated plate.
The mechanical components are framed by a deep blue snailed ring for the minutes, while the hands are finished in the same hue to provide maximum legibility. The open barrel serves as a power-reserve indicator. Beating at 4 Hz, the LV60 offers a power reserve of 48 hours.
The calibre is housed in a platinum case. The 43.7 mm (in diameter) item offers water resistance at depths of up to 50 metres. This limited-edition watch ships with a navy blue alligator leather strap and a taurillon leather item. The ardillon buckle is crafted from platinum.