V for Vuitton: The Tambour Blue dominates the waters
Red, white and blue
It's sail season as Louis Vuitton sets off with the Tambour Blue, a boldly graphic watch that takes after the world of competitive sailing with its rich details. Tying in with the upcoming America's Cup, the maison has crafted the unique timepiece to the likeness of their limited edition regatta menswear collection.
A sporty sophistication that catches the eye with its multitude of bright reds, whites and blues, a contrasting deep navy dial takes centre stage, ringed by a brushed stainless steel case. Manufactured with two variations, a 46mm Tambour Blue Chronograph and a 41.5mm Tambour Blue Small Seconds, both watch faces evoke the signature 'V' that was first introduced by Gaston Vuitton in 1901 for the brand's iconic Steamer Bag. Stamped at the 12 o'clock mark, the Gaston 'V' is further emphasised with a larger 'V' that cuts across the dial to create a visually impactful façade surrounded by its tri-coloured flange.
Both powered by an automatic movement with a water-resistance of up to 100 metres, the timepieces differ with the chronograph counterpart featuring three smaller dials that clocks the hours, minutes and seconds. Activated by a start and stop push button that flanks a rubber over-moulded crown, together with the reset button, both timepieces are finished with soft calf leather straps for a comfortable wear that ages beautifully.
The Tambour Blue Chronograph and Tambour Blue Small Seconds are available at Louis Vuitton boutiques.
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