A luxury smartwatch with globetrotting appeal
Louis Vuitton might not be the first upmarket brand to turn its hand to connected timepieces, but it’s done so in a way that neatly plays to its strengths. The Tambour Horizon sidesteps some of the more conventional smartwatch functionalities – from heart-rate monitors to sleep tracking – focussing instead on the French fashion brand’s long-held penchant for travel. Developed in partnership with Google and Qualcomm, and housed in a comparatively slim 42mm Swiss-made steel case, the design boasts two unique features: access to Louis Vuitton’s celebrated city guides (providing location-specific recommendations for bars, restaurants, shops and hotels) and real-time flight information at your fingertips, from boarding gates to adjusted arrival times. Brogue’s favourite flourish? The choice of 30 different straps to complement its myriad digital faces. Quite a departure, we think you’ll agree.