Louis Vuitton’s luxury roots may have been in the travel industry, but the brand has widened its reach, even producing the occasional tourbillon to excite customers who love exceptional luxury timepieces. One of the luxury brand’s most recent offerings is the Louis Vuitton Tambour Monogram Tourbillon, and watch connoisseurs will confirm that this timepiece is a fine blend of design and technical precision. A tourbillon watch is a testament to the maker’s technical skill; it is not something that just about any watchmaker can create. It is just as well that the Louis Vuitton Tambour Monogram Tourbillon is a skeleton watch – the wearer not only reads the time, he/she also admires the complex mechanisms within.
The wheels and carriage of the tourbillon is inspired by Louis Vuitton’s familiar four-petalled monogram. But how can you dwell on a single detail, when so many others cry out for attention? Notice the hands – they have been hollowed out of solid gold. The color of the seconds hand is the same yellow as that seen on stitching on Louis Vuitton products. The sapphire glass case is crystal-clear and bears a reflection-proof coating. As for the strap, it is not rubber or steel or leather; no, it is made of stingray skin.
What makes the Tambour Tourbillon even more special is that the buyer is actually involved in the creation process. He/she gets to choose the gold (whether yellow, white or pink), the stingray strap, and even the shape of the wheel bridge, which carries Louis Vuitton’s initials adorned with diamonds. The customer can actually change this shape, and even replace the diamonds with other colored precious stones. Even the jewel box that this watch comes in, is up to the buyer. After all, the customer is king!