Although relatively new to the watchmaking industry, Louis Vuitton is an old and respected company. Best known as a suitcase/luggage maker, Vuitton started his business in 1854. Over the years, his descendents expanded their travel industry business and ventured into the handbag market in 1892. In 1997, the company offered a line of pens, and then entered the fashion jewelry world in 2001. The following year, 2002, the first line of Louis Vuitton watches appeared.
Despite the short time Louis Vuitton has been considered a watchmaker, the company has produce some very impressive products with high quality appointments. Each of their products has the 12 letters of Louis Vuitton encircling the case, while the back is engraved with the familiar monogram flower design of the company.
Among the company's special features:
* The Tambour watch movement is manufactured in Switzerland under high quality tests. The sapphire crystals used for the watches are 56 times more resistant to scratches than plexiglass.
* The Louis Vuitton automatic watch is a supreme masterpiece of miniaturization and uses a natural energy source: the simple movement of your wrist.
* The hands of the Tambour watches are coated with Superluminova, allowing the user to tell time in the dark.
Notable Watches by Louis Vuitton
Tambour GMT Alarm Automatic Striking a rather sporty look, this watch has a mechanical alarm and displays a second time zone. It comes in a white gold 18K case, sapphire glass, and transparent back. The GMT version comes with a leather strap and is waterproof at 100 meters.
Tambour Automatic Chronograph With an automatic movement and being waterproof at 100 meters, this timepiece is both functional and versatile. The Chronometer features 3 sub-dials. It has a black face, sapphire glass and back, with an alligator leather strap. The Chronograph is available in several dial colors.
Tambour Large Quartz The "large" version has ample room for additional features over the medium version. For example, it features the date and end of life battery indicator. This watch is sleek and elegant,. The date is located at 3 o'clock and the sapphire glass has a reflection-proof coating. The Tambour Large is watertight at 100 meters and is available with straps of alligator (grey, camel, brown, yellow, sandy, or black), black or brown calf, or natural cowhide.