Louis Vuitton Create Tambour Diver Timepiece For Auction

By P. Joseph

French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton has unveiled a new timepiece to be auctioned at the Only Watch Charity Auction in Monaco in September.

The Tambour Diver Chronograph will be up for sale at the bi-annual charity, which raises money for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy disease. For the auction, watch brands across the world design and donate a one-off timepiece, with all proceeds going to the charity.

Louis Vuitton’s watch for 2011 was designed in collaboration with Paul Pettavino, a young boy afflicted with the disease.

Made from black gold, it features dial details, rotative bezel markings and a thick rubber bracelet in bright orange. A transparent back allows the sophisticated LJP 8181 movement to be visible.

Water resistant to 100 metres, the Tambour also comes packaged in a mini Damier Graphite canvas trunk.

The Only Watch auction is held every two years in Monaco during the Monaco Yacht Show, under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. This year's auction will take place on September 24.

By P. Joseph