Certain visual emblems of the Tambour, such as its drum-shaped case with curved sides, the bezel marked with the twelve Louis Vuitton letters, and the bold volume of its vertical profile, were retained as part of the collection’s essential codes. Other aspects were reworked and reinterpreted, and — most significantly — an integrated bracelet was introduced to recast the Tambour in the modern morphology of sporty elegant watchmaking.
Adding to the two models in steel are three new Tambour references: one in steel and rose gold with a grey dial, one in rose gold with a brown dial, and one in yellow gold with a white dial. While the steel models demonstrate the exceptional purity of the new Tambour design, the gold models elucidate its refined character and elegance.
Elegance at a glance
The Tambour in steel and rose gold recaptures the effect of the all-steel version with its minimalist style that puts the primary focus on the details of the finishing and craftsmanship. With selected accents in rose gold, like centre links, crown, bezel, hour markers and hands, this two-tone model embraces the side of the Maison that articulates its tradition of classic luxury. An everyday indulgence is epitomised by the steel-and-rose-gold Tambour, demonstrating how a watch can be both timeless and modern at once, discreet yet openly expressive.
For those who prefer a fuller incursion into the realm of precious materials, the rose gold Tambour holds nothing back in its use of rich colours that emphasise the fluidity of the case design and the sculptural lines of its curved exterior. The warm overtones of rose gold harmoniously highlight the contrasting finishes while the dark brown dial is a nod to Louis Vuitton’s heritage and the original Tambour colour codes. The bracelet’s interplay of brushed and polished links, combined with its softly rounded and polished flanks, effortlessly impresses itself upon the eye.
Finally, the Tambour also carries its case and integrated bracelet in full yellow gold with quiet and unassuming ease. Its balance of matte and polished surfaces draws out the refinement of its beauty. This model, with its elegant hue, paired with a textured white dial, and yellow gold indexes and hands, expresses a subtle but assertive allure.
The Tambour enters its golden hour
The undeniable range and versatility of the Tambour arise from the ideal proportions and textures of its finely crafted form, but also from the high quality of the movement within, the chronometercertified cal. LFT023 designed by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Le Cercle des Horlogers. The cal. LFT023 has a timekeeping accuracy of between -4 and +6 seconds per day, with a 50-hour power reserve supplied by a high-inertia 22k rose gold micro-rotor.
The Maison’s commitment to timekeeping performance is at the forefront of the Tambour, setting a gold standard for Louis Vuitton watchmaking that is now rendered in the latest additions to the Tambour collection.