Originally launched in 2013, the Tambour éVolution collection is a new angle on the signature Tambour watch by upmarket luggage and accessory makers Louis Vuitton with strong lines, a hi-tech profile and all enveloping black.
Water-resistant to 100 metres, the three models feature a case, lugs and crown crafted in DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) steel that lends them a distinguished design and robust strength yet at the same time, lightweight technical properties.
The look is enhanced with a new black calf leather strap with an embossed carbon effect and a screw-down crown under which is a signature stainless steel “V”.
The LV71 and LV92 self-winding mechanical movements fit the GMT and Chronographe GMT respectively. They both have a 42-hour power reserve. The oscillating weight is visible through the transparent case-back and bears the much sought after LV signature.
The Spin Time movement was patented in 2010 and offers two time zones: the reference time is displayed by Spin Time cubes and the local time with hour hands. The movement acts like a jumping hour mechanism with the system wound by the automatic movement which performs every 60 minutes. With 1/12th of a turn, it moves a disc fitted with appendices. They act on the Maltese crosses riveted to the axis of the aluminum cubes, rotating two of the twelve cubes by a quarter turn.
The first presents a satin-finish face where it previously displayed an arrow, and the other, with a cube face presents in a flash an arrow pointing outwards to indicate the hours from 01:00 to 12:59 or an arrow pointing inwards to display time from 13:00 to 00:59.
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