The Louis Vuitton Voyager Repeater is a sight to behold. There is no one that will question that fact. It is indeed a watch like nothing that has ever come before it and it's highly unlikely that anything that comes after it will be exactly like it. From the moment you first lay eyes on it, you know that you're looking at something that is very unique, and also extremely well-made. Even if it isn't something that suits your personal tastes right away, you still have that sense that you're looking at something that requires your attention. That's how you know that you're dealing with something that is truly special and it's also why so many people are interested in knowing more about this Louis Vuitton watch. In order to find out as much as possible, you have to take a closer look.
A Big Name for a Big Watch
Perhaps the only thing that's bigger than this particular watch's name is the watch itself. Its official name is the Louis Vuitton Voyager Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon. That is a real mouthful, but if you've actually seen the watch, then you know that it is more than capable of carrying such a name. As a matter of fact, the watch itself is so big that it could practically serve as a centerpiece all by itself. At 42 mm in diameter and between three and four mm tall, this is a watch that is designed to attract attention immediately. Granted, some people are automatically turned off by the very idea of a watch that is so big, especially when you consider that it has this imposing black leather strap that sits against the burnished stainless steel, all for the express purpose of driving home the sheer fact of its massive size. However, it's important to look at this watch not just as a timepiece, but also as the work of art that it truly is. It's not just some run-of-the-mill watch. In reality, it's something that was designed to be appreciated in almost the same manner that you would appreciate a piece of fine artwork hanging on your wall.
Designed With Purpose in Mind
This is a watch that is designed with a very specific purpose, and that is to stand out from virtually everything else that's available on the market. When the company decided to make the watch, this was something they had in mind from the beginning. The reason behind it is because they haven't been in this particular industry for very long, less than 20 years to be exact. Although Louis Vuitton is a well-established company, they haven't been making watches nearly as long as other watchmakers that are often considered the stalwarts of the luxury watch market. This in turn led Louis Vuitton to the realization that they needed to create something that was completely different, something that would get the attention of both those who are accustomed to purchasing luxury watches and those who are just setting out to make their first purchase for themselves. They decided to be bold in their decisions, hence the reason that they eventually settled on such a large design. The idea was to show the public what a beautiful watch looks like, from the inside out. This is a watch that is designed so that you're capable of seeing how it works as it ticks away the seconds in real time. In order to do that, a relatively large platform was required. The end result is something that is both beautiful and functional. In a way, the watch is more practical than it is ostentatious, yet it's very capable of making a bold statement when it needs to. There's no doubt about it, anyone who wears this watch is going to be noticed and that's exactly what the designers at Louis Vuitton wanted.
Where Beauty and Functionality Come Together
This particular watch definitely combines the best when it comes to beauty and functionality. Where else can you find a watch that uses an open design, allowing you to see the watch in action and simultaneously combining it with a fine alligator hide strap and two rows of massive diamonds? Customers even have the option to choose between the diamond encrusted version and one that offers fine, highly polished stainless steel. At the end of the day, it's all about what really speaks to you and what you would prefer to have in a watch. Regardless of the version you choose, you're going to get a timepiece that is just as much a work of art and it is anything else. In addition, it's a highly accurate timepiece with automatic movement and a reputation that is virtually unequaled, even if underappreciated in the luxury watch world. It's not something that you or anyone else who sees it is likely to forget. If you're lucky enough to have the means to get one of these watches for yourself, it would be a huge disservice not to do so. Despite the watche’s massive size, it is whisper-quiet and it is just as accurate as it is silent.
When it comes to watches, everyone has their own idea of what works and what doesn't. For some, a big watch like this which incorporates an open design is exactly what they're looking for. For others, it's a bit too flashy. Some simply don't like the open design and prefer a watch that looks more traditional. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, you'd be doing yourself a favor to at least take a second look at it. If you get serious about purchasing one, it won't be cheap. Depending on whether or not you choose the diamond encrusted version, you're looking at anywhere between $250,000 and $495,000. That being said, you're also investing in something that will undoubtedly continue to provide you with both joy and accuracy that’s virtually unequaled for decades to come.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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