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Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne

Louis Vuitton launches Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne, an innovative and modern Jumping Hour watch.

In 2017 Louis Vuitton unveiled Vivienne, a character inspired by the House’s heritage and iconic Monogram flowers. At times a decorative object, cuddly toy or bag accessory, at others a watch or jewel, this thrilling mascot journeys through Louis Vuitton’s many crafts, now landing in the wonderland of women’s high jewellery, with the new Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne timepieces.

Instead of a central hand, the Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne watch uses twelve rotating and tilting miniature versions of the mascot to display the hours in a playful and charming way. Every 60 minutes, two mascots spin around instantly. Each hour ends with one Vivienne revealing its neutral side, making way for the next hour, indicated by the profile of a Vivienne.

This one-of-a-kind, ground-breaking technical concept features an exclusive, patented watch mechanism to read the time. Drawing from a unique, self-winding movement developed in 2009 and constantly perfected by highly skilled master watchmakers at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the impressive ethereal LV 89 calibre, a poetic, sophisticated movement lodged at the centre of the case between two sapphire crystals, provides 32 hours of power reserve.

Two round, pointed Monogram flowers layer the dial, both in pink gold snow-set with diamonds in black or red lacquer variations. The twelve mascots — in pink gold and hand-applied rich black or ruby red lacquer — ”float” between the calibre and the case. The hidden side of the twelve characters, as well as the oscillating weight, can be seen through the transparent back.

Measuring 42.5 mm diameter, the pink gold case is enhanced by applied diamond-set horns, a distinctive Tambour feature. Highlighted by a deep black or cherry red alligator strap, the timepiece intricately encapsulates style and innovation.

Technical details

Model: Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne, Black

Movement
LV 89 Calibre: mechanical movement with automatic winding developed and assembled by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton
Functions: Spin Time display of hours, minutes
Viviennes in 18k pink gold with black lacquered details
95 components
32 hours of power reserve
28,800 oscillations per hour
26 jewels

Case
18K pink gold case with diamond-set horns and flange
42.5 mm diameter
12.3 mm thickness
Anti-reflection sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Dial with Monogram flowers, black lacquer and diamonds

Strap
Black alligator strap
18K pink gold ardillon buckle

Box
Watchmaking trunk

Gem-setting
239 brilliant-cut diamonds for ~1.69 carats

Model: Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne, Red

Movement
LV 89 Calibre: mechanical movement with automatic winding developed and assembled by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton
Functions: Spin Time display of hours, minutes
Viviennes in 18k pink gold with red & black lacquered details
95 components
32 hours of power reserve
28,800 oscillations per hour
26 jewels

Case
18K pink gold case with diamond-set horns and flange
42.5 mm diameter
12.3 mm thickness
Anti-reflection sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Dial with Monogram flowers, red lacquer and diamonds

Strap
Red alligator strap
18K pink gold ardillon buckle

Box
Watchmaking trunk

Gem-setting
239 brilliant-cut diamonds for ~1.69 carats

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