Louis Vuitton : Musical journey

Tambour Répétition Minutes watch

Movement : mechanical hand-wound Calibre LV 178 Case : white, rose or yellow gold  Diameter : 44mm Functions :  hours, minutes, dual time zone, minute repeater, day/night indicator, 100h power reserve Caseback : sapphire crystal Strap : black alligator leather Water resistance : 30m

Louis Vuitton has plenty of tricks up its watchmaker’s sleeve, as it proves by unveiling an authentic mechanical gem once again celebrating the passion for travel. Considered by connoisseurs as the most accomplished of all horological complications, the minute repeater is beautifully staged within a tambour or drum-shaped case in white, yellow or rose gold. The elegant dial featuring the dial’s characteristic design features thereby offers travellers a chance to tell the time set to music. Equipped with a dual time-zone indication, the Tambour Répétition Minutes watch reverses the traditional roles of the displays by indicating the place in the time where the traveller finds himself by means of the large hour and minute hands; and showing “home time” through a central dial aperture. Likewise, the hand-wound movement does not chime the time appearing on the large display, but that of the starting location. An original indication that evokes the art of travel in a spirit of ultimate luxury : each watch may be personalised with initials, a crest or a raised element replacing the number 4 on the dial.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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