Review: Louis Vuitton – Escale Worldtime Minute Repeater

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We knew the Escale Worldtime was going to be a keeper as soon as it debuted last year.

A jaunty world-time watch, the dial, which comprises three rotating discs – one bearing the city names, and one each for the hours and minutes – come rendered in a kaleidoscopic mix of geometric pictograph done via miniature oil painting. This year, the offering is upgraded with the addition of a minute repeater complication, that allows the owner to sound out the time of his current location on demand. Housed in a case of pink gold and titanium, the dual-complication movement offers an astounding 100 hours of power reserve.

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Alvin Wong


Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.