The newly launched Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève is a futuristic and more technical interpretation of the maison’s signature Tambour watch.
Louis Vuitton unveils the latest version of its iconic Tambour watch with a brand new concept this year. Titled the Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève, this new watch showcases the maison’s mastery of complicated watchmaking. Put simply, it brings to life a new timepiece that reinvents every single detail, from the calibre and materials to the case-band, strap and folding clasp.
For one, the watch comes in a lightweight and openwork design. Assembled and finished by hand, it also bears the prestigious Geneva Seal (Poinçon de Genève)—which is regarded as the most prestigious certification of origin, beautiful craftsmanship and reliability—at 6 o’clock and a flying tourbillon—in the shape of the Monogram flower which performs a complete rotation in one minute—at 9 o’clock.
Design wise, watch is inspired by the Möbius strip. As such, the case now has a stretched and elongated shape. With this futuristic design, the timepiece deconstructs the circle to become a standalone shape in its own right.
In order to perfectly follow the natural curve of the wrist, the case-band reveals a continuous curve from one attachment to the other and appears round from above.
In yet another special touch, the master watchmakers of la Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton have combined cutting edge technologies with traditional fine watchmaking . Case in point: This watch is encased in an ultra-lightweight, resistant technical material commonly used in aeronautics called carbostratum. This is a composite material which has been developed exclusively for Louis Vuitton and is produced by layering over 100 assorted sheets of carbon at random.
Moving up to the dial, the geometric openwork of the construction draws the eye to the titanium tourbillon carriage, which is inspired by one of the motifs of the famous Louis Vuitton Monogram. On top of that, the “LV” initials are perfectly integrated through a play on architectural transparencies.
Completed with an LV 108 Calibre movement—which comes with 80 hours of power reserve and a tourbillon regulator—the Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève from Louis Vuitton begins a new chapter in the history of watchmaking with an elegant, dynamic architecture that befits a timepiece for the third millennium, while also establishing itself among the elite number of watchmakers that have been awarded the prestigious Geneva Seal.
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