Louis Vuitton does it like it only Louis Vuitton can with this new Tambour Voyagez II Capsule Voyage reference # Q102CO. This timepiece reveals a very technically minded side to Louis Vuitton that rivals brands like Blanc Pain, Ulysse Nardin, and even Breitling. This collection has shown that Louis Vuitton is ready to take its rightful place with serious watchmakers of the Swiss watchmaking community.
The Louis Vuitton Tambour Voyagez II Capsule Voyage Q102CO is crafted from polished, hypoallergenic stainless steel, which is perfectly suited for wear by persons with sensitive skin. The case of the Q102CO is 44mm across its diameter, making for a perfectly sized gent’s watch. One of the more eye-catching features on this watch is its main crown, which features a crown over molded with rubber for a better grip while adjusting the date of the time. The chronograph push pieces are located at the usual positions of 2 and 4, the pushers are wider exposing a larger surface area for ease-of-use.
The chronograph function is used in accordance with their tachometric scale ot determine average speed over a kilometer with speeds of 20 Km/h up to 300 Km/h. This extended range is made possible by the three rings employed by Louis Vuitton. The rings are color coded and correspond to a small scale from 1 to 3 which is indicated by a central hand. A subdial at the 3 position indicates the chronograph minutes. The hour markers are displayed in Arabic numerals and indexes along a gray hour track. The date display balances out the dial at the 6 o’clock position. All of the hands on this model are luminescent for nighttime readability.
Powering this watch is the LV168 chronograph movement, self-winding beating at 28,800 VpH. Securing this watch is a perforated calfskin leather strap which is inspired by a highway. The Q102CO is water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet). This Louis Vuitton gent’s timepiece is produced in a numbered limited production of 888 pieces. The Louis Vuitton Tambour Voyagez II Capsule Voyage Q102CO is backed by a 5 year international warranty and retails for USD $9250.