Louis Vuitton Presents Latest Timepiece To Celebrate New Store Opening

BY Sophie Stevens / Oct 9 2017 / 17:23 PM

The Tambour Moon Tourbillon Volant is the first time a watch with a diamond-encrusted case and plate comes with Poinçon de Genève certification

Louis Vuitton Presents Latest Timepiece To Celebrate New Store Opening
Courtesy Louis Vuitton
The new Tambour Moon Tourbillon Volant timepiece

On 4 October the House celebrated its new store opening at 2 Place Vendôme in Paris. It marks the Maison’s return to its roots, with the young Louis Vuitton opening his first shop doors in the same location in 1854.

To celebrate the occasion, Louis Vuitton presents its latest Tambour watch, a model first created in 2002. Fifteen years later, the Tambour Moon boasts technical prowess in this latest example of high watchmaking, with the manually wound calibre LV 97 reinterpreting the tourbillon with an astonishing 80-hour power reserve.


The new Tambour Moon is set with 296 diamonds weighing 7.60 carats in total

Yet the team of master watchmakers also equally focused on the timepiece’s stunning visual appearance. Weighing 7.60 carats in total, the Tambour Moon is adorned with 296 diamonds mounted throughout the case, dial and movement. The watch’s dial comprises three vertically arranged diamond-set circles, and comes with a black alligator strap complete with a platinum clasp pavé-set with further baguette-cut diamonds.

This sparkling masterpiece boasts the Poinçon de Genève, the ultimate standard of excellence in international watchmaking since its introduction in 1886. Timepieces bearing this prestigious seal undergo multiple inspections to ensure superior quality, with all components expertly crafted and decorated by hand.

It marks the first time that a watch with a gem-set movement has received the Poinçon de Genève certification and cements the new Tambour Moon’s reputation as a superlative collector’s timepiece.