Louis Vuitton Transforms Frank Gehry’s Architectural Designs into a Tambour Watch

Louis Vuitton has revealed a transparent watch, created in partnership with the esteemed architect Frank Gehry. Named the Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon Poinçon De Genève Sapphire Frank Gehry, this watch was launched alongside several other new watchmaking innovations, showcasing the expertise of La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton in the realm of luxury watchmaking.

The watch features a strikingly clear 43.8mm case, inspired by the design of Louis Vuitton’s Seoul Maison and the iconic Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, both of which were designed by Gehry.

Constructed from sapphire, this watch includes everything from the case and lugs to the crown and dial, and even features Gehry’s signature engraved on the back. The sapphire cover of the dial has been meticulously hand-carved and polished to reflect Gehry’s unique architectural style.

At the core of this exquisite timepiece is the LFTMM05.01, a manually wound in-house mechanical movement developed and assembled by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, boasting the prestigious “Poinçon de Genève” certification on its central bridge. Its features include not only the basic time-telling functions but also a skeleton flying tourbillon and a monogram flower tourbillon cage that completes a rotation every minute.

With only five pieces available, the Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon Poinçon De Genève Sapphire Frank Gehry is priced at $935,000 USD. For more information on how to acquire this limited-edition watch, visit the Louis Vuitton website.