I have always imagine LV to be a luggage maker and not a watch maker. However, their designs and complications continue to amaze me.
In 2010, Louis Vuitton introduced a new way of reading the time with the Tambour Spin Time collection. The hours are revealed by cubes which rotated simultaneously to show either a neutral or numbered face. With this movement, Louis Vuitton created the Tambour Spin Time Regatta. The Tambour Spin Time Regatta is set in a white gold case with an alligator strap and features a red push button to activate the Regatta complication, positioned at 8 o’clock. Once on board a boat, a simple push of the button and the “chrono” indication that appears in the 12 o’clock aperture disappears to be replaced by the word “Régate”. At the same time, the chronograph’s 30-minute counter will leap forward and move to the 5-minute countdown displayed in red in the counter. Water resistance is up to 100 meters.