In 2002, Louis Vuitton made its watchmaking debut with the Tambour, an unprecedented timepiece that integrates all of the House‘s values into its design: the twelve Louis Vuitton letters engraved into the case, next to each hour, the brown of the dial inspired by the famous Monogram and the yellow of the seconds hands recalling the waxed thread of the Louis Vuitton’s bags. Beyond the multiple references – from the simple three-hand quartz model to high complications – Tambour has come to symbolize identity, a signature, combining a timeless look with renewed technical performance.
Today, this iconic model unveils its new touches with a collection composed of four timepieces: the Tambour Monogram, available in 28, 34 and 39.5 mm models and the Tambour Damier Graphite with a diameter of 41.5 mm. They showcase the House’s signature look: a clever combination of subtle elegance and strong personality, combining the historic case with new dials that faithfully reproduce the Monogram and Damier Graphite canvases, thanks to the skilled craftsmanship of the dial experts at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton in Geneva. Driven by a quartz movement, these new Tambour models are fitted with interchangeable straps – featuring Louis Vuitton’s innovative patented system that does not require the use of tools – allowing wearers to match their watch to every occasion and invent their own style.