Thursday 6th June

| BY Helena Fletcher

Ten Loves: Louis Vuitton Tambour Monogram Watch

Are you due a digital detox? Shocked by your screen time usage and overwhelmed with the urge to get offline? Yearning to take a break from social media, delete those apps you never use and finally start working your way through the towering stack of books next to your bed? Same. It’s easy in theory but in practice, not so much. We’re not saying go completely cold turkey, throw away your phone and up sticks to a remote part of Iceland to recentre; but perhaps a good starting point would be to get a watch. Hear us out – how many times do you check your phone for the time and how many times does that lead to procrastination? Case in point.

And if you’re going to get a watch, you better get one that will make you want to check your wrist not your phone. Undoubtedly, with its timeless use of the brand’s iconic monogram on both strap and analogue dial, Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Icons would be at the top of our (very well researched and heavily edited) shortlist. If you’re not quite ready to completely cut out procrastination, the contrasting yellow second hand that evokes the waxed thread stitching of the classic LV bags is kind of mesmerising to follow round the dial. Updated from the original 2002 model, which marked the Maison’s watchmaking debut, the newest additions to the Tambour family are fitted with easily interchangeable straps so you can select a canvas to work with your outfit whenever you feel like it. We can guarantee that your wrist will have never looked better accessorised, but not that you’ll be completely detoxified. It’s a timely step in the right direction.

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Icons watches are available to buy online and in selected stores worldwide.