July 19, 2018
by Kenny Yeo
The only thing more superfluous than luxury mechanical watches are luxury watches holders. And yet, here we are with a new watch trunk by major fashion house Louis Vuitton. This is the new Monogram Titanium watch trunk or Coffret 8 Montres Titanium, as it is known in French. This trunk is part of Louis Vuitton’s new Monogram Titanium collection, which consists of other accessories such as a champagne box, camera bag, suitcase, and more.
While it is tempting to dismiss collectors with Louis Vuitton watch cases as showoffs, the fact is that these cases are actually very well made and feature a lot of intriguing small details. Let’s begin with capacity. As its French name suggests, this watch trunk holds up to 8 watches. The interior is lined with gray microfiber to protect your prized watches against scratches and there are eight cushions for storing your watches. Underneath, there is an additional tray for small accessories – perfect for your straps and bracelets.
Like all of Louis Vuitton’s trunks, this trunk has a wooden frame and it features mirror-polished titanium that has been engraved with Louis Vuitton’s signature motif. The corners are covered with leather and are secured using round-headed nails that have been hammered in place by hand. The locks and borders are made out of ruthenium, hence they are of a different shade than the titanium panels and provide some contrast.
Does it look cool? Hell yeah. Even though this is essentially a titanium version of Louis Vuitton’s standard watch trunk, there is no denying that it looks gorgeous. It is a wonderful blend of Louis Vuitton’s classic looks and high-tech modern materials.
If you appreciate shiny beautiful objects, then this new watch case is right up your alley. But remember to bring the cash. The Louis Vuitton Monogram watch trunk in titanium and ruthenium is priced at an eye-watering €20,000, which is about five times as much as the brand’s regular watch trunks in leather and canvas. louisvuitton.com