Louis Vuitton Again Teams Up With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Afflicted Youth
Below is Louis Vuitton’s unique piece for Only Watch 2009. Although I am not much a fan of the “fashion watch” segment, this is a special watch for a special event, and it has the input and influence of a very special person – so I think it is more than appropriate to give this watch some accolades.
Unlike other manufactuers whose effort for Only Watch 2009 has been subject of some criticism, it is undisputable that Louis Vuitton’s watch has real meaning in relation to the cause of the event – Louis Vuitton’s special collaborator is Paul Pettavino, a young boy afflicted with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (pictured below). Paul Pettavino also contributed to Louis Vuitton’s Only Watch piece for Only Watch 2007.
As for the watch, the neat and unique thing about this watch, which you can see below, is that instead of having hands for the hours the watch has cubes that turn at every hour position – so as you see the watch below it is showing the time “10:10.” There is also a second time zone, or GMT, function.
Two thumbs up to Paul Pettavino and the Louis Vuitton watch design team!
Pictured: Benoît-Louis Vuitton and Jean-Philippe Martin of Louis Vuitton with Paul Pettavino in 2007