Louis Vuitton (PARIS:MC.PA +2.18%) ‘s lineup of luxury watches continues expanding as the French house introduces the Tambour Moon Dual Time Watch. Inspired by the shape of a crescent moon and the concept of well-loved travelers’ trunks, the opulent watch upholds LV’s unmatched attention to detail.
An partial curve on the case recalls the shape of the crescent moon, interrupting the tonal shade with a black strip that stretches from the 18 hour marker to the 6. Various iterations of the timepiece offer either a muted graphite, silver or white face, offset by black or red and white accents. Further specification comes by way of various straps and the graphics seen on the watch face, which may be either the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram flowers or a series of colorful flags inspired by customized travelers’ trunks.
The new LV Tambour Moon Dual Time watch is available on Louis Vuitton’s site and stores.
Most recently, we took a first look at LV’s latest men’s footwear design overseen by Virgil Abloh: leather deck shoes Following Louis Vuitton watchmaking grand complications such as Répétition Minutes, Skeleton Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève and Spin Time, the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon further demonstrates the artisanal and technical craftsmanship of the brand. The adaptation of the principle of the mysterious calibre, used with ingeniously disguised sapphire discs and arranged in a line and combined with a flying tourbillon escapement marks a decisive step forward in the wonderful world of high horlogerie.
Developed in the 19th century, mysterious movements like those used in the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon traditionally make the hands appear to levitate. This Mysterieuse or optical illusion is made possible thanks to a clever mechanism of crystal discs, today replaced by sapphire crystals.
Here in Louis Vuitton’s latest watch, the LV 110 calibre drives the sapphire disc arrangement to great effect – hands appear untethered, leaving nothing to distract from the majesty of the Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon. Developed and crafted by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the co-axial double barrel concealed beneath a Monogram Flower situated at 12 o’clock of the 45mm Tambour Moon , perpetuates the brand’s signature motif. Meanwhile, the central wheels dedicated to the hours and minutes, as well as the tourbillon carriage at 6 o’clock, appear to float in mid-air. A lightweight creation reinforced by two stylistic effects: the absence of a connection between the winding crown and the double barrel, and the choice of a flying tourbillon whose carriage, performing a complete rotation in 60 seconds, is adorned with an openwork Monogram Flower.
Adorned with a black alligator strap, the manual winding LV Tambour Moon Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon driven by LV 110 calibre with eight-day power reserve offers watch enthusiasts another surprise: the back of the tourbillon carriage may be personalized with the customer’s initials.