Louis Vuitton’s horological department is working very hard. In less than two decades, the French fashion house has produced various watches from classically designed pieces and smartwatches to its own interpretation of a tourbillon. More recently, its classic Tambour—which was first released in 2002—has been given an update and released as the Tambour Damier Cobalt chronograph, which comes with an added sporty twist. The signature “V” is a bold marking with a simple yet sharp graphic design covering the dial and flange of the celebrated Damier canvas, one of the most recognisable motifs in the history of leather goods—handmade and placed by experts at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton in Geneva. The watch has a skeletonised hours and minutes hands with Super-LumiNova, is water-resistant to 100 metres, and comes in two complementary versions—both are 46mm and feature a self-winding movement with 42hour power reserve. The Tambour Damier Cobalt chronograph comes in a steel case with a white and red screen-printed V, its sporty look reinforced by the two-tone rubber strap; while the Tambour Damier Cobalt chronograph Blue & Gold in a stainless steel case with blue PVD treatment features its horns and pushers in pink gold and a transparent case back that showcases the self-winding movement inside. Plus, Louis Vuitton’s innovative patented system allows wearers to change out the strap easily with a wide selection of material and colour offerings available.