The Tambour Flyback Chronograph Volez II is characterised by a strong design: a tarmac-coloured black dial, two auxiliary counters (30-minute totalizer and small second hand) evoking the military chronographs of the sixties, and a bright yellow central hand allowing you to read sequentially the seconds that have passed on the chronograph on a double circular scale reminiscent of the radars found in aeroplane cockpits.
Prized by pilots for their navigation calculations, the Flyback function allows you to reset the timing underway and restart another instantly by pressing and immediately releasing the reset push button, without needing to activate the “stop” push button.
To make reading the time easier, all of the time indications (index, hollow central hands, and small second counter) are made of shiny black steel, while the Flyback chronograph instrumentation is adorned in yellow, a colour linked to the Maison’s history (sewing thread for fine leather goods) and very widely used in the world of aeronautics.
Powered by the LV 137 automatic calibre manufactured in the Dubois-Dépraz Swiss workshops, the Tambour Flyback Chronograph Volez II offers a power reserve of 42 hours and features an ingenious date window positioned between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock.
A professional instrument produced in a limited, numbered edition of 888 pieces, which is housed in the famous Tambour 44 mm-diameter steel case. Equipped with a rubber-overmolded winding crown for optimal ergonomics, the Tambour Flyback Chronograph Volez II is mounted on a two-material leather strap (alligator and calfskin with a yellow calfskin lining and yellow signature stitch).
Tambour Flyback Chronograph Volez II is available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$9250.
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