The French luxury house enters the connected watch category with the new Tambour Horizon.
The growing number of wrists sporting ‘watches’ by the like of Apple and Samsung has stung another luxury house into action with Louis Vuitton launching Tambour Horizon, a connected watch which speaks to the central theme of the brand and its audience: travel/
The 42mm watch available in Graphite, Monogram or Black includes Qualcomm and Google technology which provides dedicated travel functions such as ‘My Flight’ – displaying flight times, terminal and gate information, reports of delays, the number of hours remaining before landing and more for the frequent traveller. A ‘GMT’ function is provided by the 24-hour display on the rim of the dial, with the wearer able to display the name of a major world city and make the corresponding time appear in the time zone of their choice.
A ‘City Guide function displays addresses and sights in seven of the most visited cities in the world n the Tambour Horizon’s touch screen, while a geolocation function that indicates nearby restaurants, hotels, historical landmarks and tourist attractions in real time. Notification of phone calls, text messages and emails; alarm; countdown timer; weather report; step counter and more are other functions.
Customisation – essential for any new smartwatch release – comes in the ability to choose a multitude of watch-faces as well as a choice of 60 readily detachable straps – 30 created for men, 30 for women.
More elegant and fashionable than currently available smart watches, and sporting the famous Louis Vuitton design codes, Tambour Horizon is designed to catch the eye of the upmarket traveller ready to embrace connected technology on the wrist but won’t wear a Samsung.