Louis Vuitton's new Tambour watch reaches for the moon
Louis Vuttion has done exceptionally well at ingratiating itself amongst the world of proper horology.
While many designer-first watch brands struggle to find their feet when it comes to proper mechanical watchmaking (be it through the actual watches themselves, or the general stigma that comes from fashion brands concentrating on aesthetics alone), LV has done a great job of establishing itself on the wrists of many watch aficionados. And the new Tambour Moon Blue range is a good example of why that is.
The no-fuss Moon GMT Blue displays the date through an aperture at the three o'clock position, and the second time zone by way of an additional central hand. it comes in two models; stainless steel and a steel and rose gold two-tone design.
The Moon Chronograph Blue is the largest watch of the range, coming in at 44mm. The chronograph function features an impressive 36,000 oscillations per hour (meaning it's very accurate) and it boasts a 50-hour power reserve. It comes in a pink gold case.
Finally, the Moon Tourbillon Volant Blue exhibits a grand complication; the much-vaunted flying tourbillon. The carriage at the six o'clock position rotates every 60-seconds and notably features the brand's 'V' motif. The calibre is the LV81 - Louis Vuitton's own in-house movement assembled and fabricated at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton.
Since it's beginning in 2002, the Tambour watch has aimed to please LV's brand of luxury jet-setters. As such, all new models come with an easy-change strap system.