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Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is the Maison’s first ever smartwatch

Louis Vuitton might be in the news a lot for its Supreme collaboration which just dropped, but turns out it’s still extremely dedicated to challenging the big boys of the watch industry.

Hot on the heels of Tag Heuer, De Grisgono and Montblanc, the Maison has unveiled its first ever smartwatch, the Tambour Horizon, and you can see why its such a big deal for the wearable tech industry.

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The new 42mm watch is an amalgamation of luxury and technology .

In keeping with the House’s inimitable travel-inspired aesthetic, Louis Vuitton has created this in mind for the globetrotter who we presume only travels business class and above.

A very wearable 42mm in size, the unisex watch is outfitted with Android Wear 2.0, and works internationally — yes, including in China — so it’ll be your loyal companion wherever you go, regardless of whether you own an Android or iPhone.

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As the first ever smartwatch for the brand, Louis Vuitton has included traveller-friendly features.

The theme of travel continues in the app function, “My Flight”, where you’ll be given essential information such as airport departure times, terminal and gate information, reports of delays and even syncs of the time until landing.

You’ll also get special access to digital versions of the brand’s famed city guides, and a geolocation function that will feed you recommendations of nearby restaurants, hangouts and hotels. Solo travellers, this is the only companion you really need.

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Like its well-loved Escape watches, the Tambour Horizon also features the familiar time zone dial.

As expected, Louis Vuitton has gone all out with the idea of customisation here. After you’ve decided which of the 60 detachable straps you’re going to use for the day (30 each for men and women), you’ll get to customise your watch face.

As a reference to the effervescent Escape time zone watch series, the “GMT” watch function in the Tambour Horizon provides a 24-hour display on the rim of the dial, and the corresponding time of the chosen city will appear in the time zone of your choice.

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Completely customisable, the Tambour Horizon can be made truly unique with an expansive selection of straps and watch faces.

Coupled with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon watch makes a mean competitor to its luxury counterparts. A 300mAh battery will power you through the day before a charge is required. Google Fit features will be at hand should you need an exercise buddy, but really, who sweats in a Louis Vuitton watch?


(All images: Louis Vuitton)

Shatricia Nair
Managing Editor
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.