Louis Vuitton Unveil Timepiece for 2013 Only Watch Auction

By Paul Joseph

Iconic luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton have revealed their contribution to this year’s prestigious Only Watch auction in Monaco, which takes place next month.

Making their fourth appearance at the high-profile auction, Louis Vuitton have created the Tambour Regatta Spin Time watch.

The watch was designed in collaboration with Paul Pettavino, whose father is the president of the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophies, the charity that the auction supports. Paul is a sufferer of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Boasting a 45.5mm x 16mm rose gold case, the Tambour Regatta Spin Time watch features Louis Vuitton’s unique “spin time” mechanics, first introduced in 2010, that contains rotating cubes within its regatta timing function.

The regatta timing is managed by a button on the case positioned at 8 o’clock, with a simple Push of the button setting the watch to regatta timing mode.

The Only Watch auction was established in 2008 to raise money for duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease affecting 1 in 3,500 young boys around the world.

Founded in France in 1854, Louis Vuitton has grown to become one of the world’s most renowned luxury brands.

By Paul Joseph