Louis Vuitton adds first smartwatch to its stable of timepieces

Travel smart with the new Tambour Horizon

Tambour Horizon smartwatch by Louis Vuitton. Courtesy Louis Vuitton
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Fittingly for a house that built its reputation with luggage, Louis Vuitton has now brought out a smartwatch to assist the modern traveller.

Called the Tambour Horizon, the timepiece is the latest addition to the Tambour family (launched in 2002), and bristles with up-to-date technology, developed for Louis Vuitton by Google and Qualcomm Technologies.

For instance, it has a unique "My Flight" feature, giving travellers the ability to track flight times, departure gates and news of any delays. And while you wait, check out the "City Guide" feature to access all the information from Vuitton’s famous guidebooks.

The gadget also uses intelligent geolocation to indicate nearby restaurants, hotels, landmarks and attractions in real time.

As with all smartwatches, this one gives notification of phone calls, emails and text messages, as well as the weather. A pedometer will track the wearer's steps, and the watch carries 24 time zones that can be switched at a flick of the screen.

Sleek and compact at just 42mm, Tambour Horizon features the same distinctive concave bezel as the Tambour Moon watch, and is available in graphite, black or the LV monogram finish. As befitting Vuitton’s ethos of personalisation, the wearer can choose from 60 straps (30 each for men and women), giving total flexibility to fit any mood and personality.