The hours are marked by 12 rotating cubes. Anytime you drop a glance at the face of the new Louis Vuitton watch, eleven of the cubes have a blank face with a subtle letter “V”), while the current hour is numerically shown by the 12th cube found in the current hour position. A great advantage of this innovative hour display is that the cubes feature numerals on two sides, so they display a.m. or p.m time.
As for the minutes, they are traditionally shown by a minute hand. You will also notice a conventional GMT hand in yellow. The GMT time is adjusted by the crown positioned at 8 o’clock.
The new Louis Vuitton watch provides precision timekeeping with help of a Swiss-made self-winding movement - the caliber LV 119 - with an ETA base. The design of the innovative rotating cubes was born at LVMH’s workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The assemblage of the movement also takes place there.
The Tambour Spin Time GMT watch also boasts the brand’s LeVel Up crown stem lifting system used to allows the crown to move for utmost comfort on the wrist. The idea of the system was suggested by the transfer case on a car. It represents a number of toothed wheels engaged with an internal toothed wheel that regulates winding, along with the date and hour adjusting.