Louis Vuitton Tambour Collection

Nov 19, 2023,20:07 PM

As a certified watch snob, I have to admit I was slightly intrigued when I saw this latest release from a "fashion brand” and jumped at the opportunity to attend the event at the local boutique:

I have never bought anything from Louis Vuitton. But they quickly learn that I was passionate about watches! 

Tambour is French for drum. I’m not sure if this works with this latest collection:

Looking at the engine room, we have the ZlFT023 with a 22K gold micro-rotor. 

The bracelet integrates well into the case and does result in an elegant profile on the wrist:

This gives you an idea of the slim employee. I’m sure not sure if the LOUIS VUITTON around the bezel is really necessary:

Comparison shot next to my A🦅 XPS:

A serious question I ask myself is would I have a different reaction if there was a different brand on the dial. It’s difficult when you are biased. But I do try to myself of what we have seen with Bvlgari Octo Finissimo. 

I do have to give Jean Arnault credit for taking the initial steps to more LV in a new direction. Perhaps in a decade or so they will be taken more seriously in the world of horology. But this is a great initial step IMHO!

Thanks for looking!🥂

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 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 20th, 2023-15:24

Nothing wrong with LV..

 By: Carlos22 : November 19th, 2023-22:35
If you have an open mind. Their accessible watches often use stock movements as a base caliber and are then customized. Then they have the more costly, limited pieces that often have in house movements. I own and have handled many models and they are neve... 

I’m in full agreement with you, Carlos!

 By: Mach : November 20th, 2023-03:31
One of the points I brought up with them is overcoming this hurdle of being the ‘new kid on the block.’ Yes, they have really upped their game. But at approximately $18K, do I go with them or do I go with a brand who has a proven history of horology. This... 

It's too derivative to me...

 By: patrick_y : November 20th, 2023-03:56
It's so obvious this was made to enter the super hot integrated sports watch market. Yes, the Tambour has been an LV design for over a decade. But the design of this watch to me isn't fantastic. TRUE, the watch does have some cool details. The movement is... 

I'm not going to fault them for trying.

 By: Mach : November 21st, 2023-20:08
But to their credit, I've seen several posts from serious collectors on various forums initiating conversations on LV and this latest collection. If they continue this pursuit, perhaps many of us will have a change of heart in five to ten years! Thanks fo... 

It's a hot topic.

 By: patrick_y : November 23rd, 2023-18:56
Serious collectors or otherwise, it's a hot topic. There will be some serious collectors who will buy this watch. But even just among the "LV faithful" (there are people in this world who like the LV brand and wear LV pajamas to breakfast in the hotels I ... 

Thanks for your great pics and post.

 By: LarsG : November 20th, 2023-11:27
I used to have the LV Orientation and I liked the way LV used to make watches with their totally own watch design, drum etc. Now it looks like they got too conform, looking like all the others. ...  

That’s definitely unique! We appear to be in this trend with integrated bracelet and micro-rotor movements!

 By: Mach : November 21st, 2023-20:15
In the metal, they do have their own unique look. But I still have a difficult time with the asking MSRP and what I could potentially apply that towards, such as a brand with a more historical horology background! Thanks, Lars!🥂