The Enigmatic Tambour Moon Mystérieuse Flying Tourbillon from Louis Vuitton
It marks a decisive step forward in the wonderful world of high watchmaking through adaptation of the principle of the mysterious movement, arranged in a line and combined with a flying tourbillon escapement.
Developed in the 19th century, mysterious movements traditionally make the hands appear to levitate. This fascinating optical illusion is made possible thanks to a clever mechanism of crystal discs, today replaced by sapphire crystals. This applies to the LV 110 caliber in its entirety.
Arranged along a vertical line, the co-axial double barrel concealed beneath a Monogram Flower situated at 12 o’clock, the central wheels dedicated to the ours and minutes, as well as the tourbillon carriage at 6 o’clock, appear to float in mid-air.
A lightweight creation reinforced by two stylistic effects: the absence of a connection between the winding crown and the double barrel, and the choice of a flying tourbillon whose carriage, which performs a complete rotation in 60 seconds, is adorned with an openwork Monogram Flower.
Showcased within the concave platinum case of the Tambour Moon, 45 mm in diameter and mounted on a black alligator strap, the mechanical LV 110 caliber with manual winding and contemporary design boasts an eight-day power reserve.
Developed and crafted by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the Tambour Moon Mystérieuse Flying Tourbillon offers watch enthusiasts another surprise: the back of the tourbillon carriage may be personalized with the customer’s initials.