Louis Vuitton’s Tambour New Wave Watch Continues The House's Colorful Collection Into Fall — Here's When It Drops
Even as autumn approaches, Louis Vuitton's nostalgic, candy-colored New Wave palette isn't going anywhere. On Sept. 20, Louis Vuitton’s Tambour New Wave watch will launch, continuing the revival of technicolor accessories for the house into fall 2019 and beyond. Largely inspired by Louis Vuitton's pre-established New Wave accessories collection (and, perhaps, a healthy dose of '00s nostalgia), the new Tambour watch will start out at $3,100.
Louis Vuitton's upcoming watch doesn't exclusively rely on its throwback appeal, though — it's strictly a modern design, rooted in the New Wave collection's contemporary aesthetic. Louis Vuitton's watch manufacturer (aptly titled La Fabrique du Temps) echoed the New Wave collection's quilted wave design onto the dial of the Tambour New Wave watch, using a specific stamp to create the unique look. Eagle-eyed shoppers may notice it connects together into a "V" shape, a subtle nod to the house's name you could miss if you don't know where to look.
Other quintessentially Louis Vuitton elements are present in the Tambour New Wave watch, as well, such as the house's instantly recognizable Monogram floral designs that dot the face. A flower-shaped gold seconds hand also is included, positioned at the 6 o'clock mark; separate from the other functions, this hand will turn on itself.
Three versions of the Tambour New Wave watch will be available: the base model (in a 28- or 34-millimeter diameter), the diamond-adorned Tambour New Wave paved watch (34 millimeters), and the Tambour New Wave chronograph watch (39.5 millimeters). All three models feature quartz movement, will be water resistant up to 100 meters, and can have their straps changed freely. This means you can customize how you'd like your Tambour New Wave watch to look; though, honestly, it may be difficult to resist the "Rainbow" strap featured above.
To shop the Tambour New Wave watch, make sure you keep an eye on Louis Vuitton's website for the launch Sept. 20. Until then, you can shop other pieces from the New Wave collection — because if you do have the opportunity to match your bag to your watch, you should embrace it.