A few days ago the Louis Vuitton house launched its new Tambour. Specifically, two new steel models, one with a silver-gray dial and the other in deep blue. In 2002, Louis Vuitton presented the Tambour watch for the first time, characterized by its quickly recognizable drum-shaped case. Now, 21 years later, they present us with these two new watches with a more stylized shape.
“After twenty years of bold watchmaking design, inspired by the renowned Tambour shape and with the same pursuit of modernity, elegance and functionality on which the House has been built for more than 160 years, Louis Vuitton takes its watchmaking portfolio to an unprecedented level. of sophistication, in each and every one of the elements of the new watch»
Jean Arnault, Director of Louis Vuitton Watchmaking.
Louis Vuitton Tambour
A new Drum that comes in two colors and with two other innovations: an integrated bracelet and a new movement designed by the “Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton”. The result is two attractive watches that are very comfortable on the wrist thanks to their moderate measurements and their good fit on the wrist.
Despite its thin thickness, the sphere conveys depth and three-dimensionality. He Two-level hour disc is divided by a polished step. It consists of an outer minute ring and an inner hour ring, both with micro-sandblasted main surfaces. The indices are diamond-polished gold and both indices and hands contain Super-LumiNova.
The case is made of steel with a size of 40 mm in diameter and a thickness of 8.3 mm. It has sapphire crystal both on the front and on the back seen. It has a water resistance up to 3 bar, 30 meters.
Inside, the caliber is the LFT023 caliber. It is a mechanical movement created by Fabrique du Temps, the watchmaking workshop of the Maison in Geneva. Founded and run by master watchmakers Enrico Barbasini and Michel Navas, La Fabrique du Temps has created grand complications for Louis Vuitton. The micro rotor is made of 22-carat gold and is equipped with a 50-hour power reserve.
The stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp.
The approximate RRP is $19,500. Available at the nearest Louis Vuitton store