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An era of travel from Louis Vuitton
New Models

An era of travel from Louis Vuitton

Tuesday, 02 October 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Louis Vuitton watchmaker pays homage to Louis Vuitton trunkmaker with this quartz model in four sizes. Both dial and strap borrow from the labels that adorned the luggage of last century’s stylish traveller.

The playful and highly original Tambour World Tour showcases Louis Vuitton’s desire to imbue his watch collection with the brand’s historical heritage and essence. The name World Tour refers to the Gaston-Louis Vuitton collection and its option for personalised luggage labels. These stickers from hotels and travel companies were originally glued to travellers’ trunks. They symbolised the art of travel and made each piece of luggage unique.

Tambour World Tour Monogram © Louis Vuitton
Tambour World Tour Monogram © Louis Vuitton

Today they can be found on the dial and strap of this brand new Tambour model. Driven by a quartz movement, this steel timepiece is available in four diameters, 28, 34, 39.5 and 41.5mm. The dials of the Tambour World Tour models were developed by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton and feature an exact reproduction of two of the brand’s iconic canvases, the Monogram canvas and the Damier Graphite motif. These four models have interchangeable straps fitted with Louis Vuitton’s innovative patented system that does not require the use of tools.

Tambour World Tour (miniature clock) © Louis Vuitton
Tambour World Tour (miniature clock) © Louis Vuitton

You can also discover the World Tour concept on a miniature steel clock with a Damier Cobalt dial and stickers, protected by a sapphire crystal sphere. In a further tribute to the theme of travel, it is fitted with a GMT function for a second time zone, displayed with a rocket-shaped hand.

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