The Tambour Moon Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon, is Maison Louis Vuitton’s next chapter in fine watchmaking. Cartier might have popularised the concept of mysterious timekeeping but it appears that Louis Vuitton is taking a leaf and expressing horological expertise with a new adventure in watchmaking with the Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon. Following the French Maison’s watchmaking grand complications such as Répétition Minutes, Skeleton Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève and Spin Time, the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon further demonstrates the artisanal and technical craftsmanship of the brand.
The adaptation of the principle of the mysterious calibre, used with ingeniously disguised sapphire discs and arranged in a line and combined with a flying tourbillon escapement marks a decisive step forward in the wonderful world of high horlogerie.
Developed in the 19th century, mysterious movements like those used in the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon traditionally make the hands appear to levitate. This Mysterieuse or optical illusion is made possible thanks to a clever mechanism of crystal discs, today replaced by sapphire crystals. Here in Louis Vuitton’s latest watch, the LV110 calibre drives the sapphire disc arrangement to great effect – hands appear untethered, leaving nothing to distract from the majesty of the Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon.
Developed and crafted by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the co-axial double barrel concealed beneath a Monogram Flower situated at 12 o’clock of the 45mm Tambour Moon, perpetuates the brand’s signature motif. Meanwhile, the central wheels dedicated to the hours and minutes, as well as the tourbillon carriage at 6 o’clock, appear to float in mid-air. A lightweight creation reinforced by two stylistic effects: the absence of a connection between the winding crown and the double barrel, and the choice of a flying tourbillon whose carriage, performing a complete rotation in 60 seconds, is adorned with an openwork Monogram Flower.
Adorned with a black alligator strap, the manual winding Tambour Moon Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon driven by LV110 calibre with eight-day power reserve offers watch enthusiasts another surprise: the back of the tourbillon carriage may be personalized with the customer’s initials or crest.
Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Mysterieuse Flying Tourbillon
Movement: Manual winding LV110 calibre with 8 day power reserve
Case: 45 m platinum with 50 metres water resistance
Strap: Black alligator leather
Price: On application