Louis Vuitton launches Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne, an innovative and modern Jumping Hour watch.
In 2017 Louis Vuitton unveiled Vivienne, a character inspired by the House’s heritage and iconic Monogram flowers. At times a decorative object, cuddly toy or bag accessory, at others a watch or jewel, this thrilling mascot journeys through Louis Vuitton’s many crafts, now landing in the wonderland of women’s high jewellery, with the new Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne timepieces. Instead of a central hand, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne watch uses twelve rotating and tilting miniature versions of the mascot to display the hours in a playful and charming way. Every 60 minutes, two mascots spin around instantly. Each hour ends with one Vivienne revealing its neutral side, making way for the next hour, indicated by the profile of a Vivienne.
This one-of-a-kind, ground-breaking technical concept features an exclusive, patented watch mechanism to read the time. Drawing from a unique, self-winding movement developed in 2009 and constantly perfected by highly skilled master watchmakers at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the impressive ethereal LV 89 calibre, a poetic, sophisticated movement lodged at the centre of the case between two sapphire crystals, provides 32 hours of power reserve. Two round, pointed Monogram flowers layer the dial, both in pink gold snow-set with diamonds in black or red lacquer variations. The twelve mascots — in pink gold and hand-applied rich black or ruby red lacquer — ”float” between the calibre and the case. The hidden side of the twelve characters, as well as the oscillating weight, Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne watch can be seen through the transparent back.
Measuring 42.5 mm diameter, the pink gold case is enhanced by applied diamond-set horns, a distinctive Tambour feature. Highlighted by a deep black or cherry red alligator strap, the timepiece intricately encapsulates style and innovation.