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Louis Vuitton Debuts Smartwatch

The Tambour Horizon watch marks Louis Vuitton's first foray into the smartwatch realm

Tambour Horizon Black
Tambour Horizon Black

Louis Vuitton announces its first foray into smartwatch with Tambour Horizon. As the name suggests, its facade bears the maison's signature Tambour model, while its technology is developed in collaboration with Google and Qualcomm.

Tambour Horizon features the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, with a 42 mm case (according to Louis Vuitton, it is "exceptionally compact for a connected watch") and a 1.2-inch AMOLED screen. The smartwatch runs on Android Wear 2.0, and is equipped with 300mAh battery, paired with 521 MB RAM and 4 GB of storage. The main features are quite similar to its counterparts, including notification of phone calls, text messages and emails, alarm, countdown timer, weather report and step counter.

What's more, the watch is built with travellers in mind. With the 24-hour display that is of character to the Tambour, moving across time zones should be fuss-free. Two exclusive functions have been programmed into the watch: My Flight and City Guide. The former informs travellers of their flight times, terminal and gate information, reports of delays, the number of hours remaining before landing and more. The latter reveals recommended places to visit on the screen once the traveller lands on a city. It also includes an intelligent geolocation function that indicates nearby restaurants, hotels, historical landmarks and tourist attractions in real time.

Louis Vuitton notes that the watch is usable across the globe, including China. This means, Chinese citizens who purchase the watch overseas can reboot the system into Chinese operating system easily. Tambour Horizon is available in Graphite, Monogram or Black. There are 60 detachable strap options to choose from - 30 designed for men, 30 for women. For more information, visit louisvuitton.com.