Tambour Tourbillon marks a new era for LV watchmaking
Louis Vuitton is trying hard to be known more for its watchmaking prowess (than just creating pretty watches).
Its new Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon has received the Poinçon de Genève – making it one of the brand’s most impressive (from a horological perspective) watches in its fashion stable.
The watch was created by masters at la Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton (where LV stashes its greatest watchmakers).
The design was created using an innovative technology that layers more than 100 sheets of carbon at random and compresses them to create those impressive curves. That also means that each model is totally unique.
Elsewhere you get an ultra-lightweight case made of the same materials used in aeronautics. The titanium case was produced with maximum durability in mind.
So admirers can’t be confused as to who makes the watch, the LV logo is featured front and centre on a skeletonized dial. That lets the wearer see the automatic movement from within, include that flying tourbillon.
The watch itself received the Poinçon de Genève (a true mark of quality when it comes to watchmaking), and you can see its seal at the 6 o’clock position.
The one you can see here is in black carbon. However, there’s also a diamond-encrusted version of the watch will be available soon.