Louis Vuitton has teamed up with renowned watchmaker Rexhep Rexhepi to create the LVRR-01 Chronograph á Sonnerie, a horological marvel that is the first in a series of five collaborations between Louis Vuitton and leading independent watchmakers.
The LVRR-01 is a double-faced chronograph with a chiming complication. It is based on a reinterpreted version of the iconic Louis Vuitton Tambour watch, crafted from platinum by the legendary casemaker Jean-Pierre Hagmann. The case measures 39.5mm wide and just over 12mm tall.
On the front of the watch, the inverted caliber sits behind a smoke-tinted sapphire crystal, highlighting the chronograph mechanism, a tourbillon at 6 o’clock that rotates once every five minutes, and the chiming components of the sonnerie. Six gold cubes filled with plique-à-jour-fired enamel serve as hour markers.
The reverse side of the watch features a glossy white grand feu enamel dial with Rexhep Rexhepi branding and two concentric tracks in blue and red that mark the running seconds and minutes of the chronograph, respectively. However, the simplicity of the dial belies the unique sonnerie complication that sounds each passing minute that the chronograph is actuated.
The movement is immaculately hand-decorated, with ample amounts of anglage, black polishing, and perlage throughout. This side of the dial channels the decidedly avant-garde nature of Akrivia and is signed as such, except with one minor (major) difference: the “V’ of Akrivia is replaced with the Louis Vuitton logo, marking the first time that the famous LV initials have ever been combined with any other logo.
The Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-01 Chronograph á Sonnerie is a limited edition of 10 pieces, each presented in a hand-painted Louis Vuitton trunk. Each trunk features the combined Akrivia and Louis Vuitton logo on the outside, and inside are the signatures of the artisans responsible for creating the timepiece: Rexhep Rexhepi, Jean-Pierre Hagmann, and enameler Nicolas Doublel. Pricing for the Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-01 Chronograph á Sonnerie is 450,000 CHF.
The Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-01 Chronograph á Sonnerie is a limited-edition luxury watch that is the first in a series of collaborations between Louis Vuitton and leading independent watchmakers. It is a double-faced chronograph with a chiming complication and a tourbillon. The watch is powered by a hand-decorated movement and is presented in a hand-painted Louis Vuitton trunk.