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Friday, July 13, 2012

Bon voyage: Louis Vuitton ‘Tachometer’ Tambour Automatic Chronograph

True to Louis Vuitton tradition, the second edition of the “Tachometer” Tambour Automatic Chronograph offers a genuine invitation to travel.

The “Tachometer” Tambour Automatic Chronograph’s sporty character can be seen in its grey dial – both vintage and contemporary – inspired by the dashboards of race cars from the seventies and set off with touches of black, grey and red, along with its small second counter positioned at 3 o’clock.

The technical markings include a small red central hand representing the chronograph’s minute totaliser and a triple circular tachometric scale allowing accurate measurement of the average speed travelled over a kilometre.

To operate this, the wearer simply activates the chronograph’s central hand over a distance of a kilometre. Once stopped, it will indicate on the tachometric scale the average speed at which the kilometre was covered. 

 White gold

As if to slow down time, Louis Vuitton has created a triple circular tachometric scale making it possible to measure lower speeds of up to 20 km/hr.

Powered by the LV 168 automatic calibre manufactured in the Dubois-D├ępraz Swiss workshops, the “Tachometer” Tambour Automatic Chronograph has a power reserve of 42 hours and features a date window subtly positioned at 6 o’clock.

The watch is produced in a limited edition of 888 numbered pieces, which is housed in the famous Tambour 44 mm-diameter steel case.

 Rose gold

The “TACHOMETER” Tambour Automatic Chronograph comes on a perforated calfskin strap, reminiscent of the steering wheel covers of sports cars, with a red calfskin lining.

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