Louis Vuitton is one of those standard extravagance marks that additionally ends up making honestly nice wristwatches. I need to state this time a lot again on the grounds that there are still individuals who place Louis Vuitton watches in a similar classification as other lower-end design watches from huge extravagance names. Louis Vuitton even has some exceptionally unique high-complication pieces just as in-house developments and modules created at their “La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton” office. Today I am surveying the Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone 39. This watch combines a base Swiss programmed mechanical development with an in-house world time complication module created by Louis Vuitton. Peculiar, bright, and pretty, this is the Louis Vuitton form of a dressy time zone ring-base worldtimer that numerous different brands have a rendition of.

It merits referencing that Louis Vuitton produces the Escale Time Zone in 39mm wide and 41mm wide forms. Until further notice, the 41mm wide form just comes with a blue and white dial (the reference Q2D220 Escale Time Zone Blue 41). Let’s investigate the 39mm wide reference Q5D200 (otherwise known as Q5D20) Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone. To put it plainly, this is an appropriately reasonable, “look at me” dress watch from an all around regarded brand that has genuine horological merit, and can serve the opportune individual as a day by day wear.


Some history and foundation first. A large number of Louis Vuitton’s watches are propelled by their gear and trunk assortments of yesterday. These were hand-made items that aided set the French extravagance brand up for life. An illustration of this impact in the item is the carries. Separate pieces which are appended to the side of the case, these drags are intended to mirror the appearance of the metal equipment on the brand’s memorable baggage things. Another gesture to the universe of Louis Vuitton trunks are the vivid “flags,” which are above or underneath the reference city name on the world time circle. I’m not a specialist in vintage Louis Vuitton trunks, but rather my arrangement is that these little banners could be painted on baggage after one had headed out to a city (and appear to be propelled by the universe of maritime flags).

Louis Vuitton initially presented these brilliant banner themes on adaptations of the Louis Vuitton Spin Time watch just as the Louis Vuitton World Time. In those all the more very good quality models, these banners were hand-painted in finish. For a watch like the Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone, the banners are veneer painted, yet you aren’t paying $40,000 and up for the watch. So, the nature of the shading and realistic application is very good.

Speaking of the Louis Vuitton World Time, it is the (presently suspended I accept) antecedent to the Escale Time Zone 39. aBlogtoWatch went active with the select, nearly $300,000 Louis Vuitton World Time Minute Repeater here . The World Time watch was intended to demonstrate the time and change the time to any of the significant 24 time zones utilizing just plates. At the very least the Louis Vuitton World Time was an alluring watch, yet in addition not especially simple to peruse. With the Escale Time Zone Louis Vuitton not just needed to deliver a more affordable item, yet additionally one that was a smidgen more decipherable and helpful for day by day wear. Fortunately Louis Vuitton succeeded.


Another idiosyncrasy of the World Time is that not normal for most standard world time watches, you couldn’t read the neighborhood time just as the time in some other time zone. All things being equal, my arrangement is that you could burn through 24 time zones on the dial, yet you couldn’t see a reference time. With the Escale (which implies “local”) Time Zone, Louis Vuitton helped that issue with the type LV 87 programmed development. The development is fascinating and fun, however it has some decipherability downsides for the sake of plan. The development highlights two pivoting circles on the dial, just as two hands for the hours and minutes. There is no marker for quite a long time or a date, which I think a great deal of watch sweethearts aren’t going to have an issue with.

The focal piece of the dial exists over where the hands really associate, and everything you can see is the bolt style hour hand, and the distinctive looking moment hand. The diverse hand forming makes them simple to distinguish, yet they aren’t too enormous to even consider beginning with, and there is apparently a great deal going on with the dial to occupy you from perusing the time. All things considered, given that the Escale Time Zone is fairly clear in its usefulness, perusing the dial is basic once you understand what you are searching for. All tasks work from the crown, and that incorporates winding the development physically whenever wanted, setting the time, and changing the nearby time. Changing the neighborhood time includes moving the external reference city ring with the goal that the time zone you are as of now in is set at the top. You at that point utilize the turning 24-hour ring to show the time in any of the other significant 24 time zones by essentially taking a gander at where the reference city name is and afterward seeing what hour is straightforwardly under it on the 24-hour circle (which is in highly contrasting to demonstrate day and night).

Operating at 4Hz (28,800 bph) with 42 hours of intensity hold, the programmed development isn’t precisely noticeable through the sapphire gem caseback window – however something is. Louis Vuitton planned the caseback to have an enormous dark hover with the Louis Vuitton logo and a ring that is associated with the programmed rotor, which outwardly turns alongside it. So while the dark “LV” part of the caseback doesn’t move, the silver segment around it that says “Louis Vuitton” and “La Fabrique du Temps” does. Once more, it’s a decent lively component that I appreciate.

Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone 39 side view

Also accessible in 18k pink gold, the Escale Time Zone 39 is 39mm wide and here, we see it in steel. Louis Vuitton made a decent showing of making a generally quelled round-cased dress watch, however with enough brand character to cause it to feel exceptional. As I stated, this is the nearest thing to a dress watch that Louis Vuitton at present creates as I would like to think. Components like the state of the crown are especially cool, and the case is water-impervious to 50m. It additionally sits pretty low on the wrist with a slender profile (despite the fact that I wouldn’t consider this a “ultra thin” case).


Color darlings get more to appreciate on the back of the watch while seeing the splendid yellow elastic covering within the dark croc tie. It’s a given that a Louis Vuitton tie will be pleasantly made, and I additionally like the utilization of bended tie closes which fit the case in a more rich way. Shading is truly what characterizes the allure of the Escale Time Zone 39, in light of the fact that you essentially don’t get a watch this way on the off chance that you are somebody with traditionalist tastes who avoids splendid tones. In the event that you are somebody who appreciates wearing brilliant tones, and a ton of them, at that point this may very well be an ideal watch for you.

Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone 39 on wrist

Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone 39 dial and banner detail

Recall again that the 41mm wide form of the Escale Time Zone has recently blue and white tones on the dial –which permits a similar plan to be a smidgen more traditionalist and 2mm bigger. While I truly like the tones on the 39, given that I don’t wear long sleeves frequently, I lean toward the 41’s size a smidgen more for my preferences. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly who Louis Vuitton has at the top of the priority list as an ideal client for a watch this way. What comes to mind are individuals who locate a world time complication valuable, however are for the most part exhausted by the plans of a large number of the other accessible world time watches. I’ll be straightforward that large numbers of them bore me in manners the Escale Time Zone doesn’t. My greatest compliment to Louis Vuitton is in exactly how peculiar, yet pragmatic the Escale Time Zone is by all accounts. It blends a truly comfortable, coherent watch, with a dial that a great many people basically don’t expect (and I truly like that). It isn’t without its deficiencies, however on the off chance that you need to boost “personality value,” are exhausted of other world time watches, and need a cutting edge dress watch from a “famous” brand like Louis Vuitton, you can’t truly turn out badly with the Escale Time Zone 39.

Now at costs. Beginning with the most costly thing, the 18k pink gold reference Q5EK40 form of the Louis Vuitton Escale 39 is $12,100 USD. The bigger reference Q5D220 Escale Time Zone Blue 41 in steel has a retail cost of $7,450 USD, and cost for this reference Q5D200 Escale Time Zone 39 in steel is $7,200 USD. louisvuitton.com


Necessary Data

>Brand: Louis Vuitton

>Model: Escale Time Zone 39 reference Q5D200

>Price: $7,200 USD

>Size: 39mm wide

>Would commentator actually wear it: Yes, when needing to seem genuine and perky at precisely the same time.

>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Someone with a desire for shading (and name-brand extravagance names) who actually needs something that can compliment and go with formal clothing. Ideally somebody who ventures a great deal and can utilize the world time complication.

>Best normal for watch: More moderate Louis Vuitton case makes it an entirely reasonable dress watch (for the individuals who like a sprinkle of shading). Dial configuration won’t be mistaken for whatever else out there. Competent usefulness permits this Louis Vuitton world time watch to compete with the large young men with heritage developments that highlight this complication. Cost appears to be reasonable for what you get.

>Worst normal for watch: Core configuration makes perusing the hour and moment hands somewhat testing in light of the fact that there is such an insignificant slice of them to see. Beautiful dial isn’t accessible in the 41mm wide form of the Escale Time Zone.

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