Louis Vuitton 2012 Fly-Back Tambour Automatic Chronograph
The Louis Vuitton-produced Tambour line of watches are presented by the French luxury label in extremely limited quantities with top-caliber Swiss movements. The latest offering in the 2012 Tambour line is the Fly-Back Automatic Chronograph, culling inspiration from military pilot watches from the ’60s. Mounted on an alligator and calfskin band, the Tambour 44mm stainless steel casing contains contrasting white and yellow hands with a textured black dial reminiscent of the circular scale radars found in airplane cockpits. The Fly-Back name comes from the watch’s “Fly Back” function which allows for a quick-reset and starting of a second chronograph at the push of a single button. The watch itself is powered by the LV 137 Swiss movement, and features a visible 42-hour power reserve positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. Only 888 pieces will be made, so check with your local Louis Vuitton flagship store for availability.