From January 28 to February 1, the fifth edition of LVMH Watch Week took place in the “Sunshine State” of Florida, specifically Miami. This year, the luxury conglomerate showcased a round of new luxury watch offerings from six of its brands: Bulgari, Zenith, TAG Heuer, Hublot alongside the newly relaunched Daniel Roth and gérald genta.
At the start of the month, LVMH announced musical chairs of CEO changes across its watch division. With Frédéric Arnault being appointed as the CEO of LVMH watches, his former position at TAG Heuer is succeeded by Julien Tornare, who was the former CEO of Zenith. Now, serving as Zenith’s new CEO is Benoit de Clerck, who has over two decades of experience working for Richemont, IWC and Panerai. While these changes may be too recent to impact the releases for LVMH Watch Week, they would likely lead to new directions for the aforementioned brands in the new year.
As LVMH Watch Week 2024 comes to an end, Hypebeast looks back to some of the most noteworthy watches from the event.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon in Teal Green
Unveiled alongside a regular chronograph version, the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon was undoubtedly one of the most talked-about timepieces in TAG Heuer’s LVMH Watch Week lineup this year. Its design nods to the iconic Carrera 45 Dato, while its teal green hue pays tribute to the Maison’s history of racing cars. The dial features a circular brushed finish that gleams with an elegant luster, perfectly framed in the Carrera’s iconic Glassbox design.
Located on the 3 o’clock mark is an azuré minute chronograph counter, while a matching hour chronograph counter is positioned at 9 o’clock. Affixed at 6 o’clock, the rhodium-plated tourbillon completes the dial harmoniously with hour markers and handset in a coordinated finish. Priced at $24,050 USD, the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon is geared with the COSC-certified TH20-09 Manufacture movement. A full view of this exceptional caliber can be seen at the caseback of this 42mm timepiece. To view all the other TAG Heuer watches from the event, click here.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Yellow Gold
Perhaps one of the Bulgari’s most recognizable models, the Octo Finissimo may have had several iterations over the years, but this is only its second time encased in yellow gold. The first Octo Finissimo in yellow gold was revealed as a limited edition exclusively for the U.S. market and featured a brown lacquered dial. This time around, Bulgari pairs a gorgeous dark blue sunray dial with the 18k yellow gold — a color combination that’s reminiscent of the summery coastal hues of Italy through a vintage lens. In addition, Bulgari also revealed the Tuscan Copper colorway featuring a satin-polished steel build with a sun-brushed metallic salmon dial. To view the Maison’s full selection of watches for the event, check out its dedicated coverage here.
Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar
The Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar is surely the central release of Zenith’s LVMH Watch Week offerings. A modern reincarnation of a 1970s prototype, the new reference is housed in a vintage-inspired 38mm stainless steel build and a bezel-less design. In place of the tri-color subdials – a hallmark feature of the Chronomaster – Zenith implements a panda-style approach to the chronograph and moon phase indicators.
Beating at an astounding rate of 36,000 vph, the timepiece is equipped with the newest generation of the El Primero 3610 movement. Spanning silvery white, slate-gray and olive green, the watch is offered in three color combinations and two bracelet options that retail between $13,400 – $13,900 USD. Read more about the brand’s lineup for LVMH Watch Week here.
Hublot MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System Titanium
Described by its makers as “a bold reinvention of the classic watchmaking complications,” Hublot’s MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System Titanium arrives in an avant-garde dial-less design that parades its mechanical excellence. With no oscillating weight, hands and indices, time is displayed through a set of rollers that are embedded into its HUB9013 movement. Adding to its raw and futuristic steampunk aesthetics, the time-teller is fitted with a circular power reserve display an inclined tourbillon that can be viewed on the lower half of the watch.
Releasing in a limited run of 50 examples, the MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System Titanium has a price point of $264,000 USD and is now open for inquiry. To view Hublot’s full selection at LVMH Watch Week, check out its dedicated coverage here.
Daniel Roth Tourbillon Souscription
With the unveiling of the Tourbillon Souscription, Daniel Roth has officially made its relaunch at the 2024 LVMH Watch Week. Originally founded in 1988, the independent watch Maison distinguished itself with its unique and original timekeeping creations. The Tourbillon Souscription captures the watchmaker’s quintessential codes and signature, particularly with the emblematic double ellipse watch case it arrives in.
Crafted from yellow gold, the reference spotlights a Clous de Paris guilloché dial with an innovative layout to read time. Meanwhile, touches of blue punctuate the watch face, arriving in the form of ultra-fine numerals and steel hands. Highlighted on the 6 o’clock position is the one-minute tourbillon, which comes in the Maison’s signature pronged look. Accompanied by a beige brown calfskin strap, the Tourbillon Souscription is considered a testament to Daniel Roth’s enduring legacy. More details about the timepiece can be read here.