Louis Vuitton first introduced its Tambour (meaning “drum” in French) collection fifteen years ago in 2002, a line of mechanical watches highlighted with the brand’s signature drum-shaped case design. Fast forward to the present day, the Tambour watches are finally making a comeback in the form of Louis Vuitton‘s new flagship timepiece called Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon “Poincon de Geneve“.
Like its 2002 predecessor, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon “Poincon de Geneve” still retains the brand’s iconic drum-shaped case design. However, the latest case design has a few noticeable differences. It is significantly wider and slimmer alongside a concave side that represents the name of the Tambour Moon watch and its crescent-like design. The watch also features a quick-release system for easy-to-change straps as well as a skeletonised yet transparent outlook that showcased the in-house, hand-wound movement.
Apart from the new flagship model, Louis Vuitton also released the Tambour Moon GMT, which housed a 41.5mm case in stainless steel or two-tone stainless steel and rose gold. The watch dial comes with a sand-blasted matte finish and a striking GMT scale with a large yellow “V” as the indicator for the second time zone.
Alternatively, a chronograph version is available with a 44mm diameter stainless-steel case and a matte-finished black dial.
The Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon watches are available at Louis Vuitton stores beginning June 2017. The Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon “Poincon de Geneve”, however, is exclusively made to order.