LV Flex Watchmaking Skills In The 2020 ‘Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon’

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The Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon was crafted by master watchmakers using carbon, at la Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton (Switzerland).

What’s most stunning about the latest release by the LV brand is the crafting of the Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillion.  The timepiece was produced by LV crafters in Switzerland. A technique of utilizing layering 100 sheets of carbon, then compressing each model into powerful curves. Hence the reason why the model maintains a matte black color while allowing the timepiece to be ultra-lightweight. The model remains up to LV standards among its most durable.

It would not be LV without the boldface design of the open-working watch face. Controlled by a flying tourbillon consists of a carriage which makes the escapement and balance wheel turn 360 degrees every minute. Since gravity is a force that creates a drag on watch’s movement when they are in certain positions a tourbillon even-out the physical forces, which impact the accuracy of the watch.  Particularly when in a vertical position.  A flying tourbillon is mounted differently than a traditional tourbillon. Most are mounted with a support system such as a bridge or cock on both sides. What makes the flying tourbillon different is that is supported by only one side.

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Hit the JUMP for a closer look at the Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève in the images below.

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