Louis Vuitton, master luggage maker and the flagship brand of the LVMH group, unveiled their first in-house watch caliber earlier this year. LVMH press release: “This is a first in the luggage master’s history: a timepiece entirely created, developed, and assembled in the Louis Vuitton watch-making workshops in Switzerland.”

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Mysterieuse features clear sapphire discs within the case to suspend the watch movement, creating a floating visual effect. Very cool. But also very pricey at $250,000.

Ok, Louis Vuitton has created, manufactured and assembled a timepiece from start to finish. This is quite an achievement. But these are limited quantity timepieces, probably not even a hundred per year.

Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the founder and editor of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.