Created in 2002, the Tambour marked Louis Vuitton’s watchmaking debut. The timepiece is identi.able by its unique shape and design symbolizing all the values of the brand. Engraved in the steel, the 12 letters of the name Louis Vuitton encircle the case like the 12 hours on the dial. The Tambour watch appears to be sculpted directly from a block of metal, evoking a sense of strength and solidity.
A noble aesthetic
Louis Vuitton unveils an entirely matte black timepiece. All the way from the dial and PVD-coated stainless steel case to the DLC-coated steel ardillon buckle, the color black emphasizes the Tambour’s harmonious contours. Only the hands and hour markers, in brilliant Superluminova white, remind its lucky owner of the passage of time.
One look, two versions
The Tambour All Black comes with interchangeable straps .tted with Louis Vuitton’s innovative patented system. At twelve o’clock, the dial bears the famous V signature invented by Gaston-Louis Vuitton in 1901 to adorn the famous Steamer Bag. It is available in two versions. The Tambour All Black Chronographe gives the watch a sporty feel while retaining its elegance: a new instrument housed in an imposing 46 mm case, driven by a self-winding caliber. The crown is in steel, overmoulded with black rubber for more drive.
The Tambour All Black Petite Seconde has an understated, sophisticated look. The small second function nestles at 6 o’clock, at the heart of a 41,5 mm case powered by a self-winding movement.
Raised to the ranks of an icon fifteen years after its creation, the Tambour remains on-trend with this All Black version presenting a restrained, contemporary and masculine design.