Today, we are introducing the first reference: The Tambour Graphite GMT model.
With the Tambour Graphite GMT model, the classic extra hand of a GMT watch has given way to a disc to tell the hour. As it travels round the face, this disc allows you to instantly see the time in the time zone you wish, juxtaposed with the current time. A single hand ending in a red arrow shows at first glance the time in the current location or at the destination.
The 41.5mm diameter steel watchcase has the signature shape of the Tambour line. This is reinforced by the seven lines engraved on the sides of the case, one in red. Subtle metalwork at the crossroads of expertise: the watchmaker’s precision meets the goldsmith’s delicacy and the trunk maker’s exacting standards. For the dial of the Tambour Graphite GMT, Louis Vuitton has played up contrasts, shadow and light, from deepest anthracite grey to silvery shades with satiny reflections.
Precision is the watchword with three gradations on the dial. A chemin de fer chapter ring allows for the most exact timekeeping. Even hours are indicated, alternating with applied, facetted rhodiumplated silver hour markers to tell local time. The disc with figures tells the secondary time. In the centre of the watch, a world map, which makes one rotation in 24 hours (perfects the alliance between time and space). On the alligator strap, red topstitching repeats the connection between the two time zones.