Tambour Répétition Minutes

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Tambour Répétition Minutes

Brand  : Louis Vuitton
Collection  : Tambour
Model  : Tambour Répétition Minutes
Reference  :
Complement : White gold
On sale : 2011

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  • Brand  : Louis Vuitton
    Collection  : Tambour
    Model  : Tambour Répétition Minutes
    Reference  :
    Complement : White gold
    On sale : 2011
    List Price : 250 000 €
    Styles : Atypical
    High Horology
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : LV 178
    Complication : Day/Night Indicator
    Power Reserve Indicator
    Minute Repeater
    Second Time Zone (GMT)
    Skeleton
    Small Seconds
    Case material : White Gold
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Shape : Tambour
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Dial : Smoked sapphire crystal
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Carrés
    Arabic numerals
    Baton-type
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Black
    + More characteristics : Movement
    Power reserve : 100 hours

    Lightly smoked sapphire glass dial

    Available in white. rose or yellow gold
    on special order
    Can be customised on request

DESCRIPTION

  • TAMBOUR MINUTE REPEATER

    THE TIME IN MUSIC

    Minute repeater watches have always been considered by well-versed collectors as the mechanical benchmark in terms of horology craftsmanship. Rather than a long metaphysical discussion of this timekeeper that gives the time in music and allows the second of our five senses to appreciate temporality, here are three points summarising what you need to know about the queen of complications.

    - Striking watches are said to have been invented by Daniel Quare (1649–1724), a brilliant and meticulous English watchmaker. It is also reported that Thomas Mudge, another Englishman who was active between 1738 and 1794, invented the mechanism, allowing a quarter repeater watch already featuring two gongs to sound the minutes. This was made possible thanks to the introduction of an additional rack and a wheel with four leaves, each with 14 steps. This star wheel, indexed to the hour wheel of the minute wheel, features a microscopic mechanism known as a “surprise”, in addition to its 14 teeth or shrouds (one per minute). Its purpose is to prevent the watch from striking again 14 times or just once on the hour.

    - The aim of a mechanism of this kind was to provide the time without the need to consult the dial. In other words, it was now possible to know what time it was without having to take the timepiece out of your pocket, thereby clearly showing your boredom. Later, when it became customary for people to gather together in closer quarters, watchmakers inventedà tact and à tocwatches. Their mechanisms gave the time through vibrations rather than sound in response to this new social issue.

    - Throughout the 19thcentury and until the invention of the train, coach watches chimed out the hours when the half-light made it impossible to read the watch’s dial.

    From the minute repeater to drum rolls

    This watch, dedicated to Epicureans and aesthetes who take a different approach to travelling at large, has a rare strength drawn from the close ties that it enjoys with watchmaking history and expertise. The minute repeater is considered by experts in the art to be one of the most sophisticated complications. Over and above this aura unlike any other, the Tambour Minute Repeater has a little something extra that makes it stand out from traditional minute repeater watches.

    In order to express its passion for travel, beautiful workmanship and high-class mechanisms, Louis Vuitton asked the best artisans familiar with the world of complications to create a Tambour watch incorporating this subtle complication combined with a useful read mode for globetrotters.

    Keen to offer the best of watchmaking to connoisseurs of fine mechanics, Louis Vuitton has created a travel minute repeater watch whose dial displays the time of the place where the traveller finds themselves, along with that of their place of origin (home time)in the window at the centre of the dial. And because the strength of art increases with use, the manually wound calibre, protected by its gold case that is watertight to 30 metres, and visible through the dial and the transparent back, chimes the home time rather than the time displayed large by the hands. With this Tambour, the notes give time a more sensitive and personal dimension, whether the watch is moving or still (100-hour power reserve).

    And because luxury only has meaning when it is unique, the Tambour watch in white, rose or yellow gold is available on special order and can be customised on request. Accordingly, each Tambour Minute Repeater watch can be personalised with your initials, crest or an element in relief, replacing the number 4 under the lightly smoked sapphire glass dial.
  • TAMBOUR MINUTE REPEATER

    THE TIME IN MUSIC

    Minute repeater watches have always been considered by well-versed collectors as the mechanical benchmark in terms of horology craftsmanship. Rather than a long metaphysical discussion of this timekeeper that gives the time in music and allows the second of our five senses to appreciate temporality, here are three points summarising what you need to know about the queen of complications.

    - Striking watches are said to have been invented by Daniel Quare (1649–1724), a brilliant and meticulous English watchmaker. It is also reported that Thomas Mudge, another Englishman who was active between 1738 and 1794, invented the mechanism, allowing a quarter repeater watch already featuring two gongs to sound the minutes. This was made possible thanks to the introduction of an additional rack and a wheel with four leaves, each with 14 steps. This star wheel, indexed to the hour wheel of the minute wheel, features a microscopic mechanism known as a “surprise”, in addition to its 14 teeth or shrouds (one per minute). Its purpose is to prevent the watch from striking again 14 times or just once on the hour.

    - The aim of a mechanism of this kind was to provide the time without the need to consult the dial. In other words, it was now possible to know what time it was without having to take the timepiece out of your pocket, thereby clearly showing your boredom. Later, when it became customary for people to gather together in closer quarters, watchmakers inventedà tact and à tocwatches. Their mechanisms gave the time through vibrations rather than sound in response to this new social issue.

    - Throughout the 19thcentury and until the invention of the train, coach watches chimed out the hours when the half-light made it impossible to read the watch’s dial.

    From the minute repeater to drum rolls

    This watch, dedicated to Epicureans and aesthetes who take a different approach to travelling at large, has a rare strength drawn from the close ties that it enjoys with watchmaking history and expertise. The minute repeater is considered by experts in the art to be one of the most sophisticated complications. Over and above this aura unlike any other, the Tambour Minute Repeater has a little something extra that makes it stand out from traditional minute repeater watches.

    In order to express its passion for travel, beautiful workmanship and high-class mechanisms, Louis Vuitton asked the best artisans familiar with the world of complications to create a Tambour watch incorporating this subtle complication combined with a useful read mode for globetrotters.

    Keen to offer the best of watchmaking to connoisseurs of fine mechanics, Louis Vuitton has created a travel minute repeater watch whose dial displays the time of the place where the traveller finds themselves, along with that of their place of origin (home time)in the window at the centre of the dial. And because the strength of art increases with use, the manually wound calibre, protected by its gold case that is watertight to 30 metres, and visible through the dial and the transparent back, chimes the home time rather than the time displayed large by the hands. With this Tambour, the notes give time a more sensitive and personal dimension, whether the watch is moving or still (100-hour power reserve).

    And because luxury only has meaning when it is unique, the Tambour watch in white, rose or yellow gold is available on special order and can be customised on request. Accordingly, each Tambour Minute Repeater watch can be personalised with your initials, crest or an element in relief, replacing the number 4 under the lightly smoked sapphire glass dial.
  • Brand  : Louis Vuitton
    Collection  : Tambour
    Model  : Tambour Répétition Minutes
    Reference  :
    Complement : White gold
    On sale : 2011
    List Price : 250 000 €
    Styles : Atypical
    High Horology
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : LV 178
    Complication : Day/Night Indicator
    Power Reserve Indicator
    Minute Repeater
    Second Time Zone (GMT)
    Skeleton
    Small Seconds
    Case material : White Gold
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Shape : Tambour
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Dial : Smoked sapphire crystal
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Carrés
    Arabic numerals
    Baton-type
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Black
    More characteristics : Movement
    Power reserve : 100 hours

    Lightly smoked sapphire glass dial

    Available in white. rose or yellow gold
    on special order
    Can be customised on request