Louis Vuitton Minute Repeater In Action

Posted on April 18, 2011

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The jury is still out on the matter of fashion houses invading the haute horlogerie space. For many, brands like Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton are all about couture, sunglasses and bespoke luxuries. When a fashion brand like Louis Vuitton comes out with a high complication like a minute repeater, it’s potentially game changing. Most importantly, it seeks to ask the fundamental question- what does it mean to be haute horlogerie when brands are gobbling up once independent watchmakers? This haute couture brand created the movement in house; a key factor for watch maisons.

Louis Vuitton presented their 2011 collection in through luxurious fashion away from the main Baselworld watch fair and in the waterfront vista of a yacht docked on the Rhine. Sit through the introductory video and you’ll be treated to the musical chimes of their latest Louis Vuitton Tambour Minute Repeater.

Manually wound, the first thing to strike (no pun intended) you is the unique Tambour watch case; this minute repeater sports dual time configuration and can chime the second time zone as well. Individuals with flair can customise their Tambour Repeater and make a selection from choices in white, rose and yellow gold.

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