America’s Cup Gets Branded Louis Vuitton Watch

Louis Vuitton photo.

While specific details still remain scarce, we got a picture today of a Louis Vuitton watch designed and branded for the America’s Cup.

Yves Carcelle, the chief executive of Louis Vuitton, said “With the new regulations, time has never been of such importance in this event and we are pleased to be part of it. We have developed a special series of limited edition chronographs with two Tambour Regatta America’s Cup watches, one automatic and one quartz. This collection celebrates the prestige of the competition.”

Richard Worth, the CEO of the America’s Cup, said he was delighted to be working again with Louis Vuitton. “I am glad that we can once again rely on the support of Louis Vuitton, our long-standing partner of unequalled loyalty, and official timekeeper of this event. Louis Vuitton is also, and especially, the ‘guardian’ of the spirit and tradition of the America’s Cup.”

Here’s a list of the features of both versions of the watch:

TAMBOUR REGATTA AUTOMATIC AMERICA’S CUP

Limited numbered edition of 720 pieces
Tambour extra large 44mm
Black moulded rubber and steel case
Black and red dial with America‘s Cup logo
Black rubber strap
Waterproof to 100m
Anti-reflective sapphire glass
Dubois-Depraz automatic movement – LV 171
Chronograph function
Regatta functions: countdown, fly-back
42h power reserve

TAMBOUR REGATTA QUARTZ AMERICA’S CUP

Limited numbered edition of 1851 pieces
Tambour extra large 44mm
Black moulded rubber and steel case
Black and red dial with America’s Cup logo
Black rubber strap
Waterproof to 100m
Anti-reflective sapphire glass
Quartz movement – ISA 8270
Chronograph function
Regatta functions: countdown between one and ten minutes with sound indications

You have to admit the watch looks stunning. There’s no indication of price, but with other nautical watches on Louis Vuitton’s website retailing for between $5,000 – $11,000, this one may very well be out of reach for the common sailor.
We’ll keep you updated when more info becomes available!
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