The new “Tambour Moon” case, in platinum…
A jaw-dropping new piece from Louis Vuitton, the Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon ‘Poinçon De Genève’ features a top of the line flying tourbillon in an openworked caliber which doubles as the dial — all showcased inside the brand’s new “Tambour Moon” case design. The Tambour Moon is an update of the original Tambour (“drum”) design which was first unveiled in 2002. A variety of models will be forthcoming in the new case design, but none are nearly as exciting as the flagship model seen here which will be “made to order.” It is quite the looker!
Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon “Poinçon de Genève”
42.5mm x 9.65mm platinum case, hand-wind LV97 caliber (La Fabrique du Temps)
As you can see here, the Tambour Moon is actually quite unique in its design, with an unusual concave shape that also accommodates a quick-release strap change system.
The impressively designed LV97 movement is designed and manufactured by La Fabrique du Temps, a wholly owned subsidiary of Louis Vuitton which makes high-end calibers. The LV97 operates at 3Hz and provides an 80-hour power reserve. On the central bridge is stamped the prestigous Poinçon de Genève (or Geneva Seal), as the watch is also named. The entire caliber is skeletonized (including a view of the mainspring!!) and also serves as the dial.
Louis Vuitton is also offers personalization options, for example, your own monogram at 9 o’clock instead of the giant LV.
The Tambour Moon collection launches at select Louis Vuitton boutiques in July. All this handiwork will of course come at a steep price, and in typical Louis Vuitton snooty fashion, pricing is available only on request. 🙂