Louis Vuitton Presents Innovative Tambour Spin Time GMT Watch

Jun 21, 2010
Louis Vuitton presents its new highly innovative timekeeping companion that lacks the hour hand. The watch is dubbed the Tambour Spin Time GMT.

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 oclock.

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 LVMHs workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The assemblage of the movement also takes place there.

The Tambour Spin Time GMT watch also boasts the brands 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.

The timepiece is available in two versions. The mens watch features a 44mm case sculptured in white gold. It is expected to be offered for 47,000 US dollars. The 39.5mm case of the womens watch is also sculptured in white gold and decorated with diamonds. Its price reaches 74,500 US dollars. Both versions are presented on a leather strap.

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