This meticulously crafted and stylish celebration of Tambour, Louis Vuitton’s line of modern luxury watches, marks the 20th anniversary of its creation. The first Tambour model launched in 2002 and became an instant classic, with its signature drum-shaped case (tambour is French for “drum”), superb Swiss engineering and innovative, uncompromising aesthetic. 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 the Geneva watchmakers behind the brand’s reputation for excellence. A catalogue raisonné of Tambour models and insights from leading watch connoisseurs make this a useful resource for collectors. This is a visually striking and luxuriously crafted book, illustrated with custom photography and many never-before-seen images from the Louis Vuitton archives. With more than 400 illustrations, 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 French journalist and author specializing in luxury goods. She has written many books on the subject and was senior editor for watches and jewelry at Le Figaro.