Louis Vuitton is best known for selling luxury luggage, but the French maison decided it wanted to compete seriously as a watchmaker. Last year they presented its first distinguished piece with the Geneva Punch – the Flying Tourbillon ‘Poinçon de Genève’ – and now the firm returns to the charge with a new flying tourbillon and a new design of its Tambour box. We are talking about the new Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon ‘Poinçon de Genève’ , which pretends to be the reference piece of the new Tambour Moon collection, an interpretation of the Tambour collection, presented in 2002, with a thinner and wider design, maintaining the Concave shape of its sides.
The “Moon” in the name refers to the scalloped edge of the 42.5mm diameter case, a new take on Louis Vuitton’s signature softly-rounded “Tambour” design. Only available in platinum, the watch features an in-house, hand-wound movement that has been “skeletonised” to the point that it is largely transparent.
In addition to the tourbillon located at 6 o’clock, its skeletonized sphere also allows us to see the barrel – which gets a reserve of 80 hours – and the royal pier, located at 12 o’clock, the Louis Vuitton logo located at 9 o’clock , and even the stamp of the Poinçon De Genève in the first of the concentric bridges that form the sphere.
Each Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon will be supplied in a miniature Louis Vuitton trunk — a monogrammed one, of course. Also, it can also be personalized by substituting the logo of the signature for the initials that the customer will be pleased with. And, the price is a mere £197,000 ($250,000).