As one of the maison's key symbols, the Monogram Flower has been a hallmark for prestige since it was first designed by Georges Vuitton — Louis Vuitton's son — in 1896. It was a way to brand the nascent box luggage business, and in the span of 120 years, it's become one of the most recognisable marks in the world.
With the monogram having something of a resurgence (thanks to artistic director Ghesquière's novel interpretations to his collections), it's no surprise that the house's pioneering classic Tambour gets its share of the Monogram Flower injection.
The Tambour Colour Blossom collection presents a completely new expression of the historically famed flower. Delicate and feminine, they come in vivid Klein blue or intense raspberry alligator straps matching the exquisite blooming flower on the dial. The mother-of-pearl flowers is delicately sculpted in volume in one single piece using an antique technique called camée. Crafting the intricate and ultra-thin dial necessitates exceptional craftsmanship — taking around one day for the steel versions and three days for the gold and diamond versions. The white mother-of-pearl sculpted flower is then painted and placed on different levels and thickness of layers. The result: The Monogram Flower with its vibrant new face takes center stage.
Framing the Monogram flower is the case, which is made from steel or 18K gold ranging from 28-millimetre diameter to 39.5-millimetre — featuring bezels bedecked with diamonds. The Tambour Colour Blossom collection is made to bloom on your wrist. Browse through the collection here:
Louis Vuitton's Tambour Colour Blossom is available in June at Louis Vuitton Ngee Ann City and Louis Vuitton Island Maison.