Focus: Louis Vuitton

Tambour Essential
Grey GMT / Chronograph

CASE : polished stainless steel, water-resistant to 100m

SIZE : 41.5mm / 44mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding, 42-hour power reserve

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, date / hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date

DIAL : sunburst anthracite

STRAPS : interchangeable straps equipped with patented Louis Vuitton system

True to itself

Born in the age of the Millennials, the Tambour watch has been perpetually reinvented, while remaining true to its DNA and to the aesthetic codes of the Maison. In 2018, it appears in the shape of two new self-winding models respectively equipped with chronograph or GMT functions. As their name implies, the Tambour Essential Grey watches are attired in various shades of this color : with a polished steel case (44mm in diameter for the chronograph version and 41.5mm for the GMT model) framing a sunburst anthracite dial. The GMT version bears black hands (cut-out in the center and filled with Super-LumiNova® towards the hourmarkers) to display travel time and a large red hand for home time. This play on contrasts is picked up on the chronograph equipped with red hands to indicate the chronograph seconds, minutes and hours. While different from a functional standpoint, these two timepieces feature a similar aesthetic. Like all models in the collection, their caseband is engraved with the 12 letters of the Louis Vuitton name. The lugs echo the handles of the famous trunks made by Gaston Louis-Vuitton and feature an interchangeable strap system patented by the Maison. The ultimate means of matching your strap to your luggage in one smooth flick of the wrist.

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