The Louis Vuitton Cup Updated Edition

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May 2013 – Louis Vuitton and Abrams released on May 2013 an updated edition of The History of the Louis Vuitton Cup. This gripping account on the America’s Cup early days and Louis Vuitton Cup adventure, which became a saga over the last 30 years, is announcing the 2013 America’s Cup San Francisco series.

Since 1983, the Louis Vuitton Cup has been a rite of passage for yachters looking to challenge the defending champion of the America’s Cup, the world’s most prestigious sailing competition. Over the years, the instrumental role of Louis Vuitton has transformed what was once a friendly contest between sportsmen into a gripping competition that has sparked an international media sensation. Paying homage to the exceptional navigators and avid photographers who helped forge the reputation of the Louis Vuitton Cup, this book offers an impassioned account of the competition’s inception and development, and a closer look at the landmark races in the regatta’s history. Profiles of some of the world’s most talented yachtsmen capture the gripping drama of the contest, from strategy to stunning win to unforeseen, against-the-odds defeat.

Updated throughout to cover all of the significant events since the book’s initial 2008 publication, this edition includes more than fifty additional images and pages, offering a comprehensive look at the thrilling world of sailing competitions today. Complemented by navigational charts, race circuit maps, and boat and sail design illustrations, The Louis Vuitton Cup is an unrivaled all-access pass to the saga of one of the most coveted trophies in the world.

With the expertise of Bruno Troublé – who has the idea for the Louis Vuitton Cup in 1983 –, and François Chevalier – naval architect and journalist –, this book appeals to sailing enthousiasts.
Available in French, English and Italian, The Louis Vuitton Cup is proposed in a limited edition exclusively for Louis Vuitton stores.

The Authors

François Chevalier is a naval architect and journalist. An authority on the sailboats competing in the America’s Cup, he regularly publishes his analyses in the international press. He has authored and illustrated reference works on the America’s Cup, J-Class yachts, and British and American pleasure boats in the nineteenth century.

Bruno Troublé had the idea for the Louis Vuitton Cup in 1983. A key figure in the sailing world, he has sailed in two Olympic Games and three America’s Cups as skipper of the French boat—the first time in 1977. He has been commissioned by Louis Vuitton to coordinate the qualifying rounds and oversee communications for the America’s Cup. In June 2007, he was inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame.

Foreword by John Edwin Bertrand who is a legend in yachting, as he skippered Australia II to victory in the 1983 America’s Cup, ending 132 years of American supremacy. He is the author of Born to Win.

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The Louis Vuitton Cup

SPECIFICATIONS
Publication: May 2013
Format: 9.8″ x 12.2″
260 pages
Updated edition, enriched by 60 photographs and illustrations.
Texts by Bruno Troublé and François Chevalier. Foreword by John Bertrand.
Printed in Italy

LIMITED EDITION – Deluxe edition presented with a jacket which material refers to sails’ contemporary fibers, and a new cover representing the Luna Rossa crew during the Louis Vuitton Cup in Auckland in 2000, photograph by Guillaume Plisson. This edition is available in English, French and Italian. For sale exclusively in Louis Vuitton stores and on louisvuitton.com

BOOKSTORE EDITION – French version published by La Martinière: May 24th, 2013. English version published by Abrams: June 25th, 2013. Italian version published by L’Ippocampo: April 15th, 2013.

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Louis Vuitton Tambour Regatta America’s Cup

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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… A 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.

The Quartz version 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.

The Automatic version on the other hand is 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.

Original, design-forward and functional, Tambour Regatta America’s Cup is available in Louis Vuitton stores for US$6250 and US$11,600 for the Quartz and Automatic versions respectively.

Tambour Americas Cup Louis Vuitton Tambour Regatta Americas CupLeft: Louis Vuitton Tambour Regatta America’s Cup Quartz. Right: Louis Vuitton Tambour Regatta America’s Cup Automatic.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Regatta America’s Cup Quartz specifications:

  • 1851 limited and numbered edition, in reference to the date which the America’s Cup was founded 22 August 1851, in the presence of Queen Victoria
  • Extra-large tambour (44 mm)
  • Steel case overmoulded in black rubber
  • Black and red dial 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
  • Luminescent index and hands
  • Black rubber strap, engraved with the Cup’s logo
  • Watertight to 100m
  • Anti-reflective sapphire glass
  • ISA 8270 quartz movement
  • Functions: chronograph, alarm and regatta with audio indicator offering the possibility of setting the countdown to between one and ten minutes

Louis Vuitton Tambour Regatta America’s Cup Automatic specifications:

  • Limited edition of 720 numbered pieces, in reference to the size of the competing catamarans with rigid wing sails, 72-foot AC72s
  • Extra-large tambour (44mm diameter)
  • Steel case overmoulded in black rubber
  • Black and red dial with the America’s Cup logo
  • Luminescent index and hands
  • Black rubber strap
  • Watertight to 100m
  • Anti-reflective sapphire glass
  • Automatic Dubois-Dépraz chronograph movement
  • LV 171 calibre
  • Flyback chronograph and regatta functions offering a 5-minute countdown
  • 42-hour power reserve

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America’s Cup -2014 Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinal Regatta

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Louis Vuitton as the one of most famous and popular luxury brand, of course attend to many of international or great activities in the world. The 2014 America’s Cup of sailing shined bright again Tuesday in San Francisco as Luna Rossa Challenge topped Artemis Racing in the first heat of a best-of-seven semifinal in the Louis Vuitton Cup.

2013 louis vuitton cupIt wasn’t a tight-knit race between the Italian side of Luna Rossa and the Swedish side of Artemis, with Luna Rossa pulling out to a commanding early lead and never looking back. They would end up winning by exactly two minutes.

For the latter part of the race, announcers were already looking ahead to Wednesday’s second race and talking about the Italians’ chances of pulling one win closer to the final.

Artemis stayed well within striking distance throughout much of the race, but they could hardly match Luna Rossa’s speed during the race as the Italians continued to pull away.

Superior downwind played a big part in Luna Rossa’s ability to pull out to an early lead, as they steered their way around San Francisco’s bay area and the intricate course designed to test the yachting pros’ ability to control their sails.

On a seven-leg race course Tuesday that was designed to go 45 to 48 minutes, Luna Rossa came in at 43:20 to Artemis Racing’s 45:20.

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