Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, we recognize Louis Vuitton as one of the world’s most famous purveyors of luxury luggage and handbags of all time; however, the brand’s stretch into other lifestyle items continued to seek the same sense of quality and exclusivity as the designs that cemented the brand over 160 years ago.
In 2002, Louis Vuitton announced its ‘Tambour’ line of watches, named after the resemblance of the stainless steel cases with musical drums. The chunky, slightly beveled case accommodated different movements, with Zenith’s famous El Primero chronograph movement being used in the LV277 model.
In a fashion watch, this commendable decision saved the Tambour Chronograph from the overused Valjoux 7750, setting a tone of quality and heritage in a brand new watch line, and elevating it from the less-than-inspired watches from fashion brands without true watchmaking at their heart.
This particular watch was manufactured circa 2007 and sold new in Dubai to its first and only owner in 2008. The watch comes accompanied by its box, manual/warranty book, cleaning cloth, and rubberized case protector.