These days, cultivating one's difference is anything but obvious.
La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton and its duo of exceptional master watchmakers, Enrico Barbasini and Michel Navas, have apparently found their own way: the jacquemarts, these automaton movements of indescribable complexity.
Their magic formula is to bring the dials to life to display the time, through animations that are as beautiful as they are complex.
After a Tambour Carpe Diem unveiled in 2021 and showered with praise, the Geneva house is back with a trio of top-flight novelties.
Alongside two new Poinçon de Genève certified flying tourbillons set in a colored crystal case, the new Tambour Opera Automata is an example of horological art: on this imposing 47 mm diameter piece decorated by legendary enameller Anita Porchet and the master engraver Dick Steenman, activating the automaton movement displays the jumping hour and the retrograde minute.
The cloisonné enamel mask…
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