The world of haute horlogerie is often a superfluous one, but sometimes boundaries are pushed beyond the whirring mechanical wonders to create products such as this. Launched as part of a series of accessories that includes a camera bag, champagne box and even the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s trophy case, Louis Vuitton’s Monogram Titanium watch trunk is literally for those whose wallets and passion for watch collecting know no bounds.
Priced just under S$32,000, the Coffret 8 Montres Monogram Titane (as it’s known in French) is a futuristic rendition of the brand’s famous leather trunks, thanks to the sci-fi-themed Fall/Winter 2018 collection. As the French name suggests, the watch trunk holds up to eight watches, with the interiors and round cushions each lined with protective grey microfibre in the interest of your very fancy watches. There’s a removable tray for when you want to dramatically show off your collection, and beneath it, a shallow compartment that can be utilised as storage space for accessories.
That seems to be pretty standard stuff for a watch case, but the highlight of the Monogrammed watch trunk is the titanium bit. The swanky mirror-polished titanium is laser-engraved with Louis Vuitton’s signature motif and then contrasted with locks and borders made of ruthenium — a rare, hard, and lustrous metal that doesn’t tarnish at room temperature. In reflecting the aesthetics of the iconic classic, the corners are protected by leather and secured with round-headed nails that are hammered in place in hand.
Shouldn’t be too difficult to convince a watch enthusiast on this one — they already have a penchant for shiny beautiful things.