LouisVuitton’s latest Tambor Twin Chrono dual chronograph is equipped with unique features developed by the La Fabrique du Temps watchmaking workshop under the Louis Vuitton: One press for each display Features.
The sailing competition is a one-on-one competition between two ships along the designated route under the same conditions, to compare the strategies, decision-making power and crew strength of the two sides. As the world’s most famous sailing event featuring competitions, the America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting event in history. The challenge team must win the LV Cup before they can qualify for the America’s Cup championship.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Louis Vuitton Cup, Louis Vuitton has specially launched a watch with an exclusive innovative movement for the ‘Rivalry’ format: Tambour Twin Chrono.
The time difference between the two times can be displayed on the dial. This innovative technology was designed and manufactured by La Fabrique du Temps, a fine watchmaking workshop owned by Louis Vuitton, and is regarded as an important milestone in the history of chronographs.
This innovation is achieved through a movement consisting of four independent power mechanisms, three of which are specifically designed to support dual timing functions. The biggest challenge facing technology is to ensure the perfect synchronization of the four power units in motion, so as to ensure the simultaneous or continuous start and stop of the dual timing function. From the transparent case back, you can see this exquisite mechanical structure developed over four years.
The power mechanism for the dual chronograph function uses a manual winding mechanical movement, which can be wound manually with a crown at 4 o’clock (with a boat-shaped engraving). The power unit for displaying the hours and minutes is an automatic movement, and the time display can be adjusted using the crown at 2 o’clock (with Louis Vuitton acronym LV carving).
Three-layer guide column wheel
The LV175 Twin Chrono automatic movement is composed of 437 components, of which 2 column wheels play a key role. One is a classic-designed gear for controlling the minute hand. The other column wheel uses a completely different construction: this column wheel is located at the edge of the beam frame, and its three-layer design can realize the start and stop of each power unit separately, and can control the reset hand of the second hand.
Four times single button
Although the automatic movement of the LV175 Twin Chrono is complex, it can be easily operated by the innovative 4 single button at 7 o’clock, which can control all dual chronograph functions.
On first press, the two chronograph hands at 4 and 7 o’clock move simultaneously. When pressed a second time, the chronograph hand at 7 o’clock stops and the chronograph hand at 12 o’clock begins to move. Pressing it a third time will stop the timers at 4 and 12 o’clock at the same time. Pressing it a fourth time resets all timers.
We can only appreciate the importance of these functions in the sailing competition.
Press the single button once at the start of the game. The next two timers start counting. Press the single button again when the first ship reaches the end. The chronograph at 7 o’clock stops and the hands show the elapsed time of the ship (white is the minute hand and red is the second hand). The timer at 4 o’clock continues to count, and the timer at 12 o’clock starts to show the time difference between the two. When the second boat reaches the end point, the third time the single button is pressed, the timer at the 4 o’clock position stops, showing the elapsed time of the ship, and the timer at the 12 o’clock position shows that the two ships have arrived Time difference (minutes and seconds) at the end point. The time is displayed in both minutes (white minute hand) and seconds (red second hand). Pressing the single button for the fourth time resets all timers and can be used to time the next game.
Large fire enamel dial
The Tambour Twin Chrono dial is designed by Louis Vuitton’s Léman Cadrans advanced dial workshop, and is made by a master glazing craftsman with a large fire enamel. This traditional craft, mastered only by a few craftsmen in Geneva, perfectly showcases the ultimate aesthetics of Louis Vuitton watches.
Through the translucent dark blue large fire enamel covering the platinum dial, you can see the delicate carved pattern on the dial. With blue as the background, the red and white hands, scales, and minutes are striking. Craftsmen need a lot of time to carefully select materials, carefully handle countless stacks and delicate enamel patterns, and then start firing the dial multiple times at 840 degrees Celsius. At every step, every detail of the dial must be analyzed to make it as perfect as possible. After more than 40 hours of intensive work, the color of the dial will never fade.
TAMBOUR TWIN CHRONO Watch
– La Fabrique du Temps in Louis Vuitton develops and manufactures the LV175 automatic movement.
– 1 patent: one-touch dual-timer display function.
– 437 components.
– 2 column rollers, one of which is a three-layer column roller.
– 4 balance wheels.
– 4 barrels.
– 80 bearings.
– 35 hours power reserve.
– 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz).
– Thickness 6.53 mm.
– 37 mm diameter.
– LV balance.
– 18K white gold.
– Diameter: 45.5 mm.
– Thickness: 14.35 mm.
– Four single push buttons at 7 o’clock.
– Hour / minute / second winding crown at 2 o’clock.
– At 4 o’clock, there is a double chronograph winding crown.
– Transparent design on the back.
– Water resistant: 10 meters.
– Carved in 18K white gold.
– Translucent blue big fire enamel.
– 18K white gold hands.
– Black alligator leather strap.
– Black calfskin lining.
– 18K white gold pin buckle.
Limited edition of 30 pieces.