STICKING WITH THE BEAT
Fifteen years after it was first launched, the Tambour watch is still beating to the rhythm of time at Louis Vuitton with two new versions, dressed in black.
Louis Vuitton took its first steps in watchmaking with the Tambour model in 2002. Since then, and particularly through the acquisition of the Fabrique du Temps in 2011, the famous Parisian luxury brand has continued innovating and has broadened this collection of simple or sophisticated – but always attractive – models. What do they all have in common? A case with the same shape and the 12 letters of “Louis Vuitton” engraved around the circumference, like the 12 hours on the dial. The new Tambour All Black watches have kept this distinctive feature. Dressed in black, they combine a steel case with a black PVD coating and an elegant matt black dial. On the dial, the XXL-size anthracite V is a revised version of the Gaston-Louis Vuitton logo from 1901. The effect is to give the watches a strong sports and masculine feel.
With these two timepieces, worn with an interchangeable coal black alligator strap, Louis Vuitton proclaims the current tendency: sport is the new chic!
Price: €4,050 (Small Second) – €5,850 (Chronograph)
By Dan Diaconu