Brand Directory: Louis Vuitton
In 1854 Louis Vuitton was established with the opening of the box-making and packing workshop at 4, Rue Neuve-des-Capucines.
It wasn’t until 2002 that they ventured into the luxury watch market with the launch of the Tambour fine watch collection with the chronometer-certified LV 277 Chronograph, the first watch inspired by the Louis Vuitton Cup. In 2008 they opened workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, a town famous for its watchmaking expertise over 90% of the parts that are assembled there is Swiss-made. Movements are sourced principally from ETA, Dubois-Dépraz, Jaquet and Zenith, a sister company within the LVMH group which makes the legendary “El Primero” chronograph.
In 2011 LVMH takes over movement-maker La Fabrique du Temps.
Later in 2012, LVMH takes over dial-maker Léman Cadrans extending their ability to source parts and manufacture watches in an efficient manner.