French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton has just dropped a new version of its iconic Tambour watch featuring the brand’s signature Damier canvas. Sporty, chic and connected, the new watch with the letter ‘V’ on the dial exemplifies the label’s elegant design aesthetic.
The checkerboard canvas remains one of the most recognisable patterns in the history of the brand and owes its origin to Georges Vuitton, who invented it in 1888. Almost a century later, it was reintroduced as the Damier canvas with several versions of it released over time. The dial makers at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton sought inspiration from this celebrated motif to create the Cobalt Damier canvas on the dial of this watch. The ‘V’ covers the whole dial and flange, yet the chronograph counters are perfectly integrated with their individual functions intact.
The watch comes in two complementary versions, both made of steel. The first one is decidedly sporty with contrasting red and white shades on the dial and a rubber strap. The second version comes in steel covered with midnight blue PVD and a pink gold case. Both watches have a diameter of 46 millimetres, are water-resistant up to 100 metres, and have a self-winding mechanism which is visible through the sapphire crystal case on its rear.
Another exciting feature of these new Tambour watches is that they come with interchangeable straps in two-tone rubber. The brand’s innovative patented system ensures that you do not need tools to change the strap; so now your watch can complement your style, coordinate with each ensemble you put together or just be downright playful.