Faithful to its values of artisanal craftsmanship and innovation, Louis Vuitton has revealed new watch creation The Tambour Carpe Diem. This new watch features bold high-watchmaking virtuosity, while the Tambour Curve GMT Tourbillon Volant, another high-watchmaking timepiece, is an invitation to new horizons.
The Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem has understandably caught peoples attention. This virtuoso timepiece is the fruit of two years of technical development at the Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton. It combines an exclusive high-watchmaking caliber with a Vanitas theme.
This jacquemart (functional automaton) watch shows the time on-demand without using hands. Activating a push-piece in the shape of a serpent’s head brings to life a miniature tableau on the watch face. A lifelike rattlesnake slithers and its tail reveals the minutes. Monogram flowers appear in lieu of an eye in the skull showing the hour, while the jaw opens and the poet Horace’s famous phrase Carpe Diem emerges.
The Tambour Carpe Diem includes additional watch complications as well: a jumping hour, a retrograde minute, a power reserve display and the mechanism of the automata. The LV 525 caliber was entirely developed and assembled at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, and is currently the subject of several patent applications.
Assembled in the shape of a skull, the caliber is visible on the back of this exceptional timepiece. Louis Vuitton called on artisans Anita Porchet for the enameling and Dick Steenman for the engraving, applying meticulous savoir-faire to create an audacious contemporary aesthetic.
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