For quite a few years, we saw most of the high-end watchmakers and luxury fashion brands stay away from smartwatches. But lately we are witnessing a trend reversal and in the last one and half year many of these brands have made their foray into the segment. After Tag Heuer, Montblanc, Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger, Louis Vuitton has become the latest to a swing at the luxury smartwatch market. The famed French designer brand has launched its first smartwatch named the Tambour Horizon Watch. Louis Vuitton developed the watch in partnership with Google and Qualcomm and it runs on Android Wear 2.0.
The Tambour Horizon watch is a reworking of its classic Tambour silhouette and swaps the mechanical hardware for digital technology. The 42mm case of the watch sports a 1.2-inch AMOLED 390×390 touchscreen that is surrounded by a 24-hour dial ring and it is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. In addition to the standard Android Wear features, Louis Vuitton has added some custom watchfaces based on its existing product lineup, along with some flight-tracking and city guide features. The pricing for the Tambour Horizon watch starts at $2,450 for the regular stainless steel model, and $2,900 for the black variant.