Arguably, the pervasiveness of a well connected lifestyle has led to a rise in the number of luxury smartwatches in the market with many of them giving traditional horology a run for their money. So it should come as no surprise for Louis Vuitton to introduce their very first connected watch, the Tambour Horizon, which is based on the iconic Tambour (drum for French) watch launched in 2002.

The stainless steel watch case in various finishing at 42mm is comparatively smaller than TAG Heuer’s Connected Modular 45 and Montblanc’s Summit making it an ideal watch for most wrist sizes. However for the price, I do think Louis Vuitton could have introduced a tougher and more resistant, DLC coating instead of a PVD coating for the Tambour Horizon Black.

Running on Android Wear 2.0 software commonly seen in both TAG Heuer’s Connected Modular 45 and Montblanc’s Summit, the Tambour Horizon differentiates itself with exclusive features like the “My Flight”, a travel app that keeps you informed on your flight details as well as the “City Guide”, which is essentially an app that lets you in on nearby attractions, shops and restaurants based on the Louis Vuitton City Guide book series.

Those looking to personalise the style of their watch should look no further with the newly patented interchangeable strap system consisting of 60 strap options (30 for men and 30 for women) and a myriad of dial options available with further updates to come.

This watch would definitely appeal to individuals wanting to stay connected in style and could potentially lure watch aficionados looking to diversify their watch collection.

Prices for the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon case starts from SGD 3,700 to 4,500 while the interchangeable straps are going from SGD 460 to 730.

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