Louis Vuitton Tambour
Published to mark the twentieth anniversary of Louis Vuitton’s entrance into the field of luxury watchmaking, this landmark volume tells the audacious tale of the Maison’s renowned Tambour watches. With the goal of creating uniquely stylish timepieces, yet not succumbing to ephemeral fashion, the Maison brought together the most skilled craftspeople in the Swiss tradition of fine watchmaking to work at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, the Geneva watchmakers behind the brand’s reputation for excellence. In a display of creative freedom matched only by the Maison’s own glamour and dynamic drive, Louis Vuitton launched the Tambour watch in 2002, which became the triumphant result of this distinctive approach.
Essays by journalist and luxury watch expert Fabienne Reybaud explore the creative origins of the Tambour design and the history of Louis Vuitton watches, along with the precision work of La Fabrique du Temps. A catalogue of major models and exclusive insights from watch specialists make this a useful resource for collectors and connoisseurs. With more than 350 illustrations and a lavish design, this book is a beautiful object in its own right, for all lovers of luxury accessories and the Louis Vuitton lifestyle.
Fabienne Reybaud is a journalist and an expert on luxury goods. She was editor of watchmaking and jewelry at Le Figaro for twenty-five years and now writes widely on the subject for the French media, including Paris Match and Numéro. She is the author of a dozen books, including Watches: The Ultimate Guide (Assouline, 2010), Effortless Style: Casa Lopez with Pierre Sauvage (Flammarion, 2018), Rolex: The Impossible Collection (Assouline, 2018) and Chanel: Jewelry and Watches (Assouline, 2020).