You haven't seen the Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon so glitzy before
Remember this name now: Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Tourbillon Volant Poinçon de Genève Pavée. A mouthful, we know, but justified since this special edition is a tribute to the opening of the maison at the prestigious Place Vendôme just earlier this month. And as a nod to Louis Vuitton's watchmaking expertise and its flagship timepiece collection, the Tambour Moon now comes fully blinged out — no easy feat, considering the movement is also diamond-encrusted in addition to its case and plate.
At once a technical and artistic tour de force, the House has reworked the original Tambour into a curved-case interpretation for an even more visually striking look, featuring 145 baguette-cut diamonds on the horns, flange and bezel that's accompanied by another 106 brilliant-cut solitaires set on the manually-wound LV 97 calibre for a total of a whopping 7.6 carats. To top it off, a rose-cut diamond sits on the crown as the finishing touch, making the Tambour Moon a glittering marvel at every angle. Assembled by the master watchmakers at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton — a task that required over 120 hours of meticulous skill and precision — three diamond-set circles set on a vertical line forms the backbone of the piece, with a finely chiselled barrel at 12 o'clock cut with the maison's signature, and the tourbillon cage at 6 o'clock decorated with the iconic Monogram Flower.
Uniquely constructed just so with a skeletonised plate such that the barrel, dial and tourbillon appear to floating, the (take a deep deep breath now) Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Tourbillon Volant Poinçon de Genève Pavée is also the first watch with a gem-set movement to receive the highly lauded Poinçon de Genève certification which recognises a timepiece for exceptional aesthetic and flawless, unique quality. Now this is a beauty that's meant to outshine them all.
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