News Baselworld 2012

Tambour Regatta America's Cup Automatic

A strong and exclusive piece of watchmaking expertise

The Watch Quote™ - April 16th, 2012



Louis Vuitton presents a Regatta watch that has been tailored to the demands of the latest America’s Cup World Series.

Whilst at first glance, this Tambour Regatta seems to share the spirit of the Maison’s regatta watches with its large window divided into several sectors for viewing the progress of the countdown, it turns out to be very different.



Powered by a self-winding mechanical calibre, it offers an unprecedented 5-minute countdown to adhere to the new America’s Cup rules. Once a countdown to 10 minutes, the rules of the Americas Cup allows the defender to change these timings as they wish and for the 34th series the current defender has requested a five minute countdown... A strong and exclusive piece of watchmaking expertise.

Available as of March 2012 in Louis Vuitton stores.

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Louis Vuitton Tambour Regatta America’s Cup Automatic

Technical description




Limited edition :720 numbered pieces, in reference to the size of the competing catamarans with rigid wing sails, 72-foot AC72s
Tambour :Extra-large (44mm diameter)
Case :Steel case overmoulded in black rubber
Dial :Black and red with the America’s Cup logo
Index and hands :Luminescent
Strap :Black rubber
Watertight :to 100 metres
Glass :Anti-reflective sapphire
Movement :Automatic Dubois-Dépraz chronograph – LV 171 calibre
Functions :Flyback chronograph and regatta functions offering a 5-minute countdown
Power reserve :42-hour

Quartz Tambour Regatta America’s Cup

A regatta function with an audio indicator



To celebrate the 34th America’s Cup, Louis Vuitton is strengthening its partnership with the legendary regatta as the official timekeeper for all of the World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup and of course the America’s Cup, which will take place in 2013 in San Francisco.

A milestone event that the Maison is marking with a highly sophisticated, multi-function Tambour Regatta...

Today, the starting rules will vary from one competition to the next, as will the length of the fateful countdown.

This is why this Tambour offers a regatta function with an audio indicator, whose countdown can be programmed to between one and ten minutes. A first in the sailing world, this is also combined with two other must-have functions at sea; a chronograph and an alarm...

Original, design-forward and functional, this timepiece is available from March 2012 in Louis Vuitton stores.

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Louis Vuitton Quartz Tambour Regatta America’s Cup

Technical decription




Limited edition:1851 numbered, in reference to the date which the America’s Cup was founded 22 August 1851, in the presence of Queen Victoria
Tambour:Extra-large (44 mm)
Case :Steel case overmoulded in black rubber
Dial :Black and red featuring the America’s Cup logo, with two auxiliary counters (small second hand at 2 o’clock and 60-minute and 24-hour totalisers stacked at 10 o’clock), additional central hand indicating the alarm time, date window between 4 and 5 o’clock and calibrated internal fixed bezel for reading the countdown
Index and hands :Luminescent
Strap :Black rubber, engraved with the Cup’s logo
Watertight :to 100 m
Glass :Anti-reflective sapphire
Movement :ISA 8270 quartz
Functions:Chronograph, alarm and regatta with audio indicator offering the possibility of setting the countdown to between one and ten minutes

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