Louis Vuitton Unveils Tambour Horizon Luxury Smartwatch: Is It Smart To Spend This Much $$$ For A Smartwatch?


Louis Vuitton, a brand most recognized for its luxury apparel, has now unveiled its own Android Wear-powered smartwatch, which, like other products it sells, costs a fortune.

It's become quite a trend for some luxury brands to come up with their own take on the luxury smartwatch. Equipping watches with the same set of features you'd get from typical Android Wear devices but designing them with flair. Louis Vuitton is no exception.

It's named the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon, the company's first-ever smartwatch. In terms of aesthetics, the Tambour Horizon shares elements with Louis Vuitton's $6,800 Tambour watch, but, you know, with the analog hardware swapped out for digital.

Aside from the Tambour Horizon having usual Android Wear features, the company has thrown in several custom watchfaces inspired by its current product lineup, in addition to flight-tracking and city-guide features.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Specs

Despite running Google's operating system, Louis Vuitton doesn't appear to be marketing it heavily as such. The dramatic and star-filled 30-second ad doesn't even mention the software altogether. Instead, the ad spews steep phrases on the nature of time, journey, and life.

Though the ad is short on specifications, we do know that the Tambour Horizon will come equipped with a 390 x 390 AMOLED touchscreen protected with a sapphire crystal, and the watch will feature a 42 mm stainless steel case. Louis Vuitton has yet to confirm what processor it's using for the smartwatch.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Pricing And Availability

Pricing starts at $2,450 for the stainless steel variant, and goes up $2,900 if you want to get the black model. The device doesn't come with a heart rate monitor, though, so this isn't geared for folks focused on fitness features.

Louis Vuitton hasn't announced an official release date, although expect the Tambour Horizon to hit shelves soon. Fancy shelves, that is.

If you want to check out other luxury-brand smartwatches, check out our articles on the Emporio Armani connected hybrid smartwatchsmartwatches from Hugo Boss, Diesel, and Tommy Hilfiger; and even Michael Kors's Android Wear collection.

Keep in mind, however, that these smartwatches have steep price tags probably because of their style and brand instead of function. Needless to say, getting a much cheaper Android Wear device will arguably be just as efficient, though not as stylish and luxurious.

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