Perhaps the most famous luxury brand in the world, Louis Vuitton creates fine watches as well as handbags, luggage, and clothing. Known for their innovative and elegant designs in all their creations, Louis Vuitton watches stay true to this reputation. Their sophisticated aesthetics, as well as their reliable and precise movements, make them a superior choice for formal occasions. Discover your next Louis Vuitton watch with our collection at Crown & Caliber.
Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854 in Paris, France by the aspiring businessman Louis Vuitton. Vuitton was not like any other businessman. He was constantly searching for ways to innovate, and in 1858 he introduced flat top trunks. Flat tops trunks were different mainly because every trunk before them had been made with a round top. These round top trunks were impossible to stack, and when people were travelling, this was inconvenient. With this seemingly nominal breakthrough, Vuitton put his company on the map, and from this, he was able to continue to launch new fashion lines and grow the Louis Vuitton brand.
Since the trunks were launched in 1858, the Louis Vuitton brand has come a long way. Today, it is estimated that the brand is the 29th most valuable brand in the world, right behind Wells Fargo and Gillette. The Louis Vuitton brand is also considered to be the authority in luxury travel. Today the brand has been preserved so well that to buy Louis Vuitton goods, one must either go to a LV boutique or a department store.
Just as the Louis Vuitton trunks, purses, and suitcases are made with precision and elaborate design, the same can be seen in any LV timepiece. Preserving its reputation as the authority in travel, Louis Vuitton released a watch in 1988 designed by Gae Aulenti. The watch was designed carefully with the themes of LV in mind and was manufactured by IWC in Switzerland. It hit the shelves at an asking price of $11,500. The watch, Louis Vuitton - I Universal Time Watch as it is called officially, is made of 18 carat gold and hand polished to add a touch of the IWC reputation. The watch face was designed so that wherever the luxury traveler was, they would never have to change the time because the face had every time zone on it.
A smaller version of this piece is the Louis Vuitton II watch. The Louis Vuitton II is the same as the first except for the fact that it lacks 18 carat gold. The watch still retains the high functionality that IWC stands for while combining the classic Louis Vuitton look to complete a truly historic watch.
Besides standing for one of the best names in the travel industry, Louis Vuitton has successfully established itself as a reputable lifestyle brand. Renowned designs, such as the Tambour collection, have impressed watch collectors and fashion critics alike. Although some have tried to dismiss Louis Vuitton, they cannot argue with the fact that Vuitton has sold big numbers to many satisfied customers.
Today Louis Vuitton is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the fashion industry. It is also the most counterfeited brand of all time, which is a compliment to the high quality that other manufacturers desire. Just 1% of all products with the LV logo on them have actually been made by Louis Vuitton. While Louis Vuitton might not be the oldest or the most specialized brand of watches, people who buy Vuitton watches have been satisfied with their investment.
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