Prestigious luxury Maison Louis Vuitton welcomes the Street Diver family to its iconic Tambour range. Robust and edgy with a decidedly sporty outlook, this new urban sports watch brings together all the requirements of a traditional dive watch while retaining the colourful, creative and unconventional style elements that have always been central to the House.
Challenging the codes of more utilitarian timepieces, it was born as a watch with an urban outlook rather than as a traditional diving instrument, yet its underwater credentials have not been compromised.
By looking beyond its surface, the sportier aspects of the Tambour Street Diver are revealed. From the screw-down crowns and 100m of water resistance, to the generous coatings of Super- LumiNova on dial elements and inner rotating bezel, all bear witness to the functional practicality of this Swiss-made highly crafted watch.
The diving scale itself has been placed below the sapphire crystal on the turning flange – the angled ring at the outer edge of the dial. The benefits of this internal rotating bezel are twofold: firstly, the top of the case is kept clean and minimal in the image of all of the watches in the Tambour family. Secondly, the gentle inwards slope of the flange draws the eye to the centre of the dial creating a feeling of depth and intensity.
The dive bezel is set via a colour-contrasting crown at 1.30 bearing a diver’s silhouette to distinguish it from the winding crown at 3 o’clock. Using the quirky yet inventive “Align the V” concept, the letter V on the diving scale is rotated to align with the colour-matched V at the tip of the minute hand, the two forming an X that marks the beginning of a dive, the start of a new adventure. The time spent under water is then read on the internal bezel, the first 15 minutes highlighted by a vivid, colour-blocked scale.
Crafted from a single block of metal and larger at the base than at the top, the unique shape of the Tambour was inspired by a drum.
Like all great designs, the Tambour case is timeless and adaptable. Tambour’s tapered case making the watch suitable for all wrist sizes.
The Tambour Street Diver is no exception, with three automatic models in 44mm and one quartz version in 39.5mm, all four interpreting sports-chic in their own unique way. The clever quick-change strap system further enhances the watch’s capacity to morph from day to evening, casual to formal, sporty to smart.
Tambour Street Diver Skyline Blue
44mm, two-tone case in blue-PVD and stainless-steel
Deep-blue dial featuring a small-seconds at 6 o’clock
Super-LumiNova-coated white hands, numerals and indexes plus sky blue accents
Presented on a navy-blue rubber strap with light blue logo or light blue strap with navy logo
Tambour Street Diver Black Blaze
44mm stainless-steel case coated in black-PVD and pink gold
Black dial with small-seconds at 6 o’clock
Super-LumiNova-coated hands, numerals and indexes and pink-gold accents
Presented on a black rubber strap with black or gold buckle
Tambour Street Diver Neon Black
44mm black-PVD coated, stainless-steel case
Black dial with small-seconds at 6 o’clock, Super-LumiNova-coated white hands, numerals and indexes plus neon yellow accents
Presented on a black rubber strap with yellow logo or yellow strap with black logo
Tambour Street Diver Pacific White
39.5mm polished, stainless-steel case
White dial with small-seconds at 6 o’clock
Royal-blue accents and rose-gold-plated hour and minute hands, all coated in Super-LumiNova
Presented on a white rubber strap with navy logo