Louis Vuitton has been reinventing its iconic Tambour watch for over two decades now. The fashion house launched its first-ever watch back in 2002 and, since then, the accessory has undergone countless makeovers and reimaginations allowing it to gain its status as a staple offering from the brand. This week Louis Vuitton took to the Geneva-based watch fair Watches and Wonders to unveil three new models set to join the Tambour collection. Full of sporty and sleek designs, check out the latest offerings from Louis Vitton below.
The fashion house unveils the Street Diver, Curve GMT and Carpe Diem which join their infamous Tambour watch collection.
Tambour Street Diver
The first addition to the Tambour collection comes in the form of four stainless-steel sports watches. Named the Street Diver, these watches combine practicality with style as we see rubber straps boldly branded with the fashion house’s name, accompanied by compact faces with minimalist markings. Having a day-to-night feel, the watch is perfect for the active city goer as its bold colourways – which include Skyline Blue, Neon Black Black Blaze and Pacific White – add a chicness to the classically sporty look of the accessory. Beyond the surface, the watches also come equipped with 100m water resistance, meaning that the product fuses practicality and function with style.
Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon
An ode to the stylish traveller, the Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon has it all. Available in understated metallic rose gold and cool silver and black hues, this particular set of watches has had its shape adapted from the previous Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève but also draws inspiration from grand airport architecture, which is evident in its curved face and rounded edges. These suave offerings, which feature a second face used to display a second-time zone, are the perfect travel accessory.
Rounding off the lineup is the Tambour Carpe Diem. Drawing on its history of use in church bell towers, this 21st-century jacquemart watch comes equipped with a dial set with a pristine diamond and a miniature hourglass. For the dial itself, we see a Vanitas-inspired golden skull and intricately hand-painted snake, both engraved with Louis Vuitton’s classic flower monogram, which we can also see peering through the skull’s eye socket in a shade of blood-red. To further its aesthetic, we see a jet black alligator strap attached to a gold casing engraved with the brand’s name and logo. Offering luxury and exclusivity to those who wear it, this watch has been modelled around custom watches that are usually made for a select group of secret clients making it all the more impressive.