Monaco, Sep 23, 2011

LOT 26

Louis Vuitton, "Tambour" for Only Watch Louis Vuitton, "Tambour Diving II Chronograph", automatic. Very fine and unique, large, self-winding, water resistant, 18K black gold diver's wristwatch with square button chronograph, counter, date and orange Louis Vuitton rubber strap with an 18K black gold Louis Vuitton buckle. Accompanied by a specially designed Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite canvas presentation trunk with embossed message and CD from Paul Pettavino and additional black and orange alligator straps and certificate.

Case: Polished, rounded, unidirectional rotating bezel with diving time indicator and orange rubber raised Louis Vuitton signature, flat bezel, central geometrical lugs, case back with 8 screws and engraved "Only Watch 2011", screwed-down crown, and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Dial: Black with large orange Superluminova indexes, outer orange numerals and indexes for the diving time indicator, small seconds dial decorated as a diver's flag, 30 minute dial, window for the date. Black skeleton hands with luminous orange tips. Movement: Cal. LV118, rhodium plated, "Côte de Genève" decoration, 32 jewels, column-wheel escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, shock absorber, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diameter 45.5mm.

Wish Price EUR 40,000 - 60,000

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In 2002, Louis Vuitton marked its entry into the world of watchmaking with the creation of the Tambour watch. This collection ? a blend of tradition and modernity ? has become iconic. The Tambour watch embodies Louis Vuitton's core values of craftsmanship, know-how and emphasis on excellence. In 2011, Louis Vuitton announced the acquisition of ?La Fabrique du Temps?, a high watchmaking workshop. The integration of ?La Fabrique du Temps? reflects Louis Vuitton's desire to uphold the highest quality standards for its watches. For Only Watch 2011, Louis Vuitton worked with Paul Pettavino to design this unique example of the distinctively sporty Tambour Diving II chronograph in black gold (white gold with PVD treatment). As in previous years, the watch's design adopts Paul's favorite color, orange, which has become the symbol of the collaboration between Only Watch and Louis Vuitton.