Watch: a high-end Drum

2023-11-25 15:00:09

Published on Nov 25, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Since its launch in 2002, the Louis Vuitton Tambour has been reinterpreted numerous times. Today, it is getting a nice makeover with a refined design, an integrated bracelet, a “stepped” dial and a high-end movement.

Design

This new 40 mm steel Drum is a unisex watch par excellence whose recessed back gives it an astonishing thinness. This illusion is reinforced by the curved drop links which also guarantee great comfort when wearing.

Special feature

A true success which required hundreds of hours of work, the dial has four different levels bringing three-dimensionality to the whole. A depth underlined by the finishes – brushed, polished and microblasted – which capture the light with the slightest movements of the wrist. Attention to detail obliges, the concave minute markers in white gold on the flange correspond to the convex ones on the hour circle.

Movement

Meticulously decorated, it is the automatic in-house caliber that makes the heart of this remarkable piece beat. Offering a precision of between -4s and +6s, it is chronometer certified by the Geneva Chronometric Observatory, a first in the watchmaking sphere.

Features

Available in several variations.

Thickness: 8.3 mm.

50 hour power reserve.

How much

19 500 euros.

At odds

Montblanc, 4,411 euross

During the Antiquorum sale on November 4 in Geneva, a Montblanc Meisterstuck Heritage Perpetual Calendar in steel from 2015, 39 mm diameter and automatic caliber, perpetual calendar and moon phase, silver dial with a slightly sunburst finish, was estimated at between 3,000 and 5,000 Swiss francs (3,200 – 5,300 euros). It was sold for 4,250 Swiss francs, or 4,411 euros.

Cartier, 3,936 euros

The Artcurial online sale organized from October 26 to November 2 offered a Santos Galbée de Cartier (2000), in steel, opaline guilloché dial, Arabic numerals, railroad minute track, date window and secret signature. Estimated between 800 and 1,200 euros, the quartz watch has more than tripled its high price range to 3,936 euros!

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The news

New Panerai store

In the heart of the Golden Triangle, Casa Panerai is located at 120 avenue des Champs-Elysées. With a surface area of ​​200 m² on several floors, this new Parisian boutique becomes the showcase for the house’s emblematic collections. Luminor, Submersible, Radiomir express themselves in this friendly place imbued with the DNA of the watchmaking house. A clever mix of revisited classicism and contemporary design, this space – inaugurated by explorer Mike Horn a few days ago – offers visitors a personalized experience.

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