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Tambour New Wave by Louis Vuitton
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Tambour New Wave by Louis Vuitton

Thursday, 29 August 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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Louis Vuitton presents a new version of its legendary Tambour watch. The Tambour New Wave draws inspiration from the latest leather goods collection. The legendary “V” for Vuitton marks the wearer’s belonging to a young, inspiring new tribe.

The challenge the dial makers at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton set themselves was to visually recreate the softness of leather on the edge of what is usually a flat surface. Drawing on their expertise, the craftsmen used a special stamp to obtain the desired effect. The V catches the merest glimmer, giving the watch its character and allowing the “Vuitton” signature to take centre stage. The delicate dial is accompanied by highly polished hour markers. On the flange, the minute circle is punctuated with emblematic Monogram flowers. The small seconds hand positioned at 6 o’clock constantly echoes this delicacy. Turning on itself, it performs a playful, technical dance that sums up the spirit of the entire watch.

Tambour New Wave 39.5mm © Louis Vuitton
Tambour New Wave 39.5mm © Louis Vuitton

Thanks to its innovative interchangeable strap system patented by Louis Vuitton, this Tambour New Wave can be customised, from shiny to understated and from sporty rubber to precious alligator… As time passes, the “V” woman can choose from around one hundred different straps, never feeling restricted to one particular aesthetic. Debossed then screen-printed in multiple colours, the “Rainbow” version on white leather is emblematic of the spirit of the New Wave collection. Available in three different diameters – 28, 34 and 39.5mm – this quartz model also comes with diamonds horns on the 34mm version. The 39.5mm model has a chronograph function.

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