A stylish and beautifully crafted celebration of LV's Tambour watch, a masterpiece of modern design and technical innovation.
This meticulously crafted and stylish celebration of Tambour, Louis Vuitton's line of modern luxury watches, marks the 20th anniversary of its creation. The first Tambour model launched in Japan in 2002 and became an instant classic, with its signature drum-shaped case (tambour is French for 'drum'), superb Swiss engineering and innovative, uncompromising aesthetic. The line now includes specialist designs for sport, sailing and diving, the urban-chic Street Diver, the high-tech Tambour Horizon smartwatch, creative reinventions of the LV Monogram and collaborations with contemporary artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami. Essays by journalist and luxury watch expert Fabienne Reybaud explore the creative origins of the Tambour design and the history of LV watches, along with the precision work of the Geneva watchmakers behind the brand's reputation for excellence. A Catalogue Raisonne of all Tambour models and exclusive interviews with leading watch connoisseurs make this a useful resource for collectors. With more than 400 illustrations and a lavish design, this book is a beautiful collector's object in its own right, for all lovers of luxury accessories and the LV lifestyle.