Founded in 1854, Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading luxury brands, making products that range from leather goods and trunks to ready-to-wear clothes, shoes, sunglasses, jewelry, and watches. Its timepieces are made in Switzerland in the company’s La Fabrique du Temps, a 40,000 square foot workshop where craftsmen, designers, and watchmakers work together on the brand’s horological offerings. Creations include a vast range of complications, including tourbillons, minute repeaters, chronographs, dual time zone, and world time models.
Since 2017, the Maison has also been making its Tambour Horizon line of connected watches.
Five interesting facts about Louis Vuitton
- Louis Vuitton has strong ties to the America’s Cup and many design cues from the race have been incorporated into the brand’s watches.
- The brand’s first watch was the Tambour, released in 2002.
- Mr. Louis Vuitton rose to fame after becoming the official trunk maker and packer of Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife, Empress Eugénie de Montijo.
- The famous Louis Vuitton motifs, the Damier and Monogram, were created to make it harder for others to copy them.
- Louis Vuitton watches, like all of its products, are only sold in Louis Vuitton boutiques and never go on sale at a discount.
Brand ID Card
– Louis Vuitton brand: 1854
– Louis Vuitton watchmaking: 2002
Company status: Public limited company of the LVMH group
Senior Management: Catherine Lacaze, Director of Watches and Jewellery
Number of employees: Undisclosed
Flagship collection: Tambour
Retail prices in USD: From USD 2,200 to 410,000
Annual production: Undisclosed