Louis Vuitton’s new Tambour dual chronograph design this year is inspired by motorsports. This is a true patented invention. The dual chronograph function of this watch can not only simultaneously Recording a car and displaying the two time difference on the dial is an important step in the history of the chronograph. It was designed and manufactured by LaFabriqueduTemps, a fine watchmaking workshop owned by Louis Vuitton.
The operation of the LV175 movement depends on the drive of four different barrels, three of which are designed to support the dual timing function. In order to achieve the dual timing function, the movement needs 2 column wheels to support it, and its unique three-layer design can realize three different phases of timing.
The operation of the crown is very simple. The crown at 2 o’clock is used to adjust the time and can wind the movement; the crown at 4 o’clock is used to wind the barrel of the dual timekeeping function.
One of the main features of this Tambour dual chronograph is that it is equipped with a highly complex mechanical movement, but it has very intuitive and easy-to-use functions: all the dual chronograph functions can be controlled through the 8-point button, making the operation Make it easy.
In order to understand the functions of this watch more intuitively, we take a car race as an example:
At the start of the race, we press the timer button at 8 o’clock. At this time, the two small dials under the dial start to count at the same time. When the first car crosses the finish line, we press the timer button again. At 8 o’clock, the chronograph dial stops counting and displays the time taken by the first car (white hands show minutes and red hands show seconds). At the same time, the small chronograph dial at 4 o’clock is not affected and continues to count. At 12 o’clock, the originally small chronograph dial began to count; when the second car crossed the finish line, we pressed the 8 o’clock position for the third time. At this time, all the chronograph dials stopped. At this time, the 4 o’clock position The chronograph dial shows the time taken by the second car throughout the race, while the chronograph dial at 12 o’clock shows the time difference between the first car and the second car respectively reaching the end point; finally, we have the fourth time Press the timer button to reset the counter to zero and prepare for the next game. (Picture / Text Watch House Xiao Sen)