Louis Vuitton is a high-end designer fashion brand that started out making luggage and traveling crates for the very wealthy and famous in 1854. Since then, the brand has expanded to include a variety of accessories including handbags, and more. Most recently, LV has added a variety of electronics and wearable tech accessories. Since the Horizon headphones sold by the brand are compatible with a special smartwatch does Louis Vuitton make a smartwatch? The answer is yes. If you have discriminating tastes in wearable technology, Louis Vuitton does offer a smartwatch that is both stylish and practical. Here’s everything you need to know about LV’s latest wearable tech.
Louis Vuitton’s first smartwatch
According to GQ, The first smartwatch that the designer brand Louis Vuitton associated its name with is the Tambour Horizon. The watch was released for sale to the public in 2017. LV strives to keep up with its loyal yet demanding clientele who would own everything Louis Vuitton if they had their way. Although released nearly four years ago, it’s still a popular model.
The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon
The Tambour Horizon is Vuitton’s wearable luxury tech in a timepiece that does much more than looking good or tell the time. The watch is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with Google’s Android Wear operating system and an AMOLED touch screen. The watch features a 42 mm case that is inspired by another recent release of the brand the Tambour Moon watch. It’s offered in a polished steel case with black PVD coating and a choice of either polished or brush finishes also available. The strap of the Tambour Horizon is fully customizable because it is interchangeable with a variety of different Louis Vuitton fashion straps. You can choose from a Damier Graphite styling, or a monogram canvas strap, a variety of rubber straps in a range of colors, and more. There are 30 to choose from that are compatible with the Tambour Horizon smartwatch.
Features of the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon smartwatch
This high-tech wearable gadget is highly-stylish and one of the most attractive smartwatches on the market today. Although it’s dripping with luxury high-dollar prestige, the timepiece is also practical in its functionality. You can get your emails and text alerts like most other smartwatches provide. It also has a built-in fitness tracker, weather notifications, a watch face featuring a 24-hour clock with world clock functions that automatically update as you travel through different time zones, and more. World travelers will appreciate the “My Flight” function that helps to keep you on track with a display of fight times, boarding times, and a blinking light that gives you a 15-minute heads up for getting to the gate in time. The watch also gives you a City Guide for helping you navigate through most of the larger cities throughout the globe. You can also customize the screen with a variety of choices including your initials for the ultimate in customization. You may also replace the interchangeable straps to match the outfit you’re wearing for the day.
Price of the first Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon smartwatch
The manufacturer’s suggested retail selling price of the Tambour Horizon smartwatch is $2,900. It’s one of the more expensive smartwatches on the market today. Each custom model features some type of Louis Vuitton branding that makes it stand out from the rest.
Louis Vuitton has released a second-generation smartwatch
According to Wearable.com, Louis Vuitton was so pleased with the response to its first smartwatch that the powers that be decided to produce an updated model of the watch. The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon updated edition was released for sale to the public in 2019. This wearable technology featured a new Wear 3100 processor to maintain a progressive evolution in technology advancements. The highly recognizable Louis Vuitton styling paired with the Google operating system is a winning combination. The real value is realized in the software features that make it a highly functional luxury smartwatch.
The 2019 Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon smartwatch is a total replacement for the original version. The case of the watch measures 43 mm in width with a thickness of 12.6 mm. The processor is the new Snapdragon Wear 3100, running on the Wear operating system. It works with Android and iOS. h watch is equipped with a battery with a life of 5 days in watch mode and 1 day in smartwatch mode. The touchscreen display is 1.2 inches by 390 x 390. It’s water-resistant up to 30 meters. It’s loaded with Google Pay and a Microphone, compatible with Louis Vuitton earbuds. The starting price of the second Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon smartwatch is $2,550, which is quite a bit less than the original.
The newer Tambour Horizon is aesthetically close to the original with a single rotating crown for software navigation. Another new feature is the water-resistance. Five finishes are available for the watch body, which is an upgrade over the previous three options. The two new colors are ceramic or pure white. If you’re looking for a special edition, the ceramic model is loaded with 34 diamonds for those who prefer to take elegance and expense over the top. The placement of the precious stones is around the lugs. Another addition is the ability of the watch to track your steps. The My Flight function has been expanded to include tracking check in-times for hotels as well as alerts for train rides.
The Louis Vuitton Tambor Horizon is in the process of evolving with the brand to maintain the highest quality in technology and functionality. The customizable watch face shows LV’s commitment to pleasing its loyal clientele with improvements in aesthetics and tailoring along with a slightly lower price over the original.