Louis Vuitton, the French luxury house, has created a one-of-a-kind for the Only Watch 2023 charity action, dedicated to the research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The Tambour Einstein Automata Only Watch 2023 is a remarkable watch that honors the genius and legacy of Albert Einstein, one of the most influential scientists of all time.
The watch features a hand-engraved and hand-painted dial that depicts Einstein's famous portrait, where he sticks his tongue out in a playful gesture. The dial also incorporates elements related to his scientific discoveries, such as mathematical formulas, an atom-shaped minute hand, and a power reserve indicator that transform from "LV" (Louis Vuitton), to "OW" (Only Watch) as the energy decreases.
The watch is powered by the LV 525 caliber, a manual-winding movement development and assembled by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton in Geneva. The movement has an automata mechanism that animates the dial with four different scenarios, providing time on demand. The automata function is activated by a lever on the case that resembles Einstein's hair.
The watch is housed in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 46.8 mm and a thickness of 14.4 mm. The case has an open back with a specific engraving "Only Watch 2023" and "No1/1". The watch comes with a black alligator strap and a hand-painted Louis Vuitton trunk that showcases Einstein's portrait.
The Tambour Einstein Automata Only Watch 2023 is a unique timepiece that celebrates the spirit of innovation and curiosity that characterizes both Louis Vuitton and Elbert Einstein. It is also a meaningful contribution to a noble cause, as all the proceeds from the auction will go to support the research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder that affects children.
The Only Watch 2023 auction will take place on November 6th in Geneva, Switzerland. It will feature 53 unique timepieces from some of the most prestigious watch brands in the world. The auction is organized by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco.