Why Are Louis Vuitton’s Watch Series Named ‘tambour’

In the 14th and 15th centuries, the French began to use the drumming method to tell the time. At the beginning of the 16th century, German watchmakers invented an iron clockwork and escapement. The timing device of the mechanism was named ‘Tambour’ because its shape is similar to that of a drum in an instrument. As the world’s first founder of portable timepieces, “Tambour” surpassed the large and horizontal table clocks of the same period in terms of practicability and convenience. Object.

 Louis Vuitton Tambour bijou secret jewellery watch with multi-colored semi-precious stone dial.

 Since 2002, Tambour has also become the icon of Louis Vuitton watches. Since then, Louis Vuitton has begun to explore the field of fine watchmaking. Compared with the thin round watches commonly available on the market, the Tambour watch designed and manufactured by Louis Vuitton has a taller and thicker case, the sides are almost perpendicular to the bottom, and the raised plate is like a reduced version. Tambourine. Its structure is unique but not complicated. Except for the presbyopia pattern on the crown and the 12 letters of ‘LOUIS VUITTON’ engraved on the side of some cases, the Tambour series has almost no extra decorative elements. This also makes it look more holistic, like a delicate container, ‘hiding the mystery of time’. At both ends of the case, the metal movable lugs are like the handles on a suitcase, which is firm and flexible.

 In 2002, Louis Vuitton opened its first watchmaking workshop in LA Chaux-de-Fonds, the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry, which can be expanded to accommodate 50 employees. Around this watchmaking workshop, Louis Vuitton began to improve its watch manufacturing process in all aspects. In the same year, Louis Vuitton launched the first Tambour series watch-Tambour LV 277 chronograph, taking the first step into the ranks of fine watchmaking. Since the launch of the Tambour series for 11 years, Louis Vuitton has combined the brand’s own DNA, such as travel, sailing, and the classic pattern of “Monogram”, and has launched Orientation positioning, Diving diving, LV Cup Regatta Louis Vuitton Regatta, America’s Cup There are more than ten boutique series including regattas, Capsule Voyage timing, and Bijou women’s jewelry watches. In addition to presenting the brand’s traditional values, Louis Vuitton has also made breakthroughs in the professional technical field of watches: Tambour Spin Time watches, which indicate time through 12 rotating cube hour markers. Louis Vuitton has its exclusive technology patent, Tambour The Minute Repeater GMT minute repeater watch is also the original of Louis Vuitton. At this point, the army of Louis Vuitton has seized the commanding heights in the field of fine watchmaking, and its momentum is the same as its decision since 1997 when it decided to dominate the fashion industry.