Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is an innovative timepiece for travellers in a connected world, which allows its wearer to explore anew the Maison’s pursuit of personalisation, every day. Working closely with Google and Qualcomm Technologies, the Tambour Horizon combines all the technical capacity of a ‘smartwatch’ with the elegance and grace of a Tambour – the iconic watch that began Louis Vuitton’s watchmaking story in 2002.
This is a luxurious connected timepiece that was conceived in Paris, with a case made at Louis Vuitton’s manufacturer in Switzerland, which deploys technology developed in California’s Silicon Valley – and for the very first time can be used right across the globe, including China.
At just 42mm, the case is exceptionally compact for a connected watch, thanks to Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform. A perfect circle it features the distinctive concave bezel of the Swiss manufacture’s Tambour Moon design, and is available in Graphite, Monogram, Black or Monogram White. Wearers can choose between 60 readily detachable straps – 30 created for men, 30 for women – allowing the Tambour Horizon to adapt to any occasion.
This is only the beginning of the story though.
Harnessed by Louis Vuitton, “Wear OS by Google” enables the creative journey to continue on the wrist – affording
clients the opportunity to achieve a degree of personalisation unique in the luxury watch world. The wearer can
customise a multitude of watch-faces, which, while true to the signature elements of the Maison, are entirely personal to
Exclusive functions on Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon
“My Flight” function of the watch, the first of these features and one that is found on no other smartwatch, keeps departing travellers informed of their flight times, terminal and gate information, reports of delays, the number of hours remaining before landing, etc. With this specific function, Louis Vuitton aims to provide travellers with all the necessary information, at the right time, to make their journey smoother and more enjoyable.
The second exclusive function, “City Guide”, extends to the smartwatch the services of the guides edited by Louis Vuitton and their apps for tablets and smartphones. The very best addresses and unmissable sights of 29 cities in the world are already revealed on the Tambour Horizon’s touch screen.
Tambour Horizon has an intelligent geolocation function that indicates nearby restaurants, hotels, historical landmarks and tourist attractions in real time.
Tambour Horizon constantly beats to the rhythm of travel thanks to its “GMT” watch function provided by the 24-hour display on the rim of the dial. With a simple manoeuvre, one can display the name of a major world city and make the corresponding time appear in the time zone of their choice, in a reference to the Escale watch with its 24 time zones.
They can explore countless permutations of strap and dial. And while customisation has always been key at Louis Vuitton, today all this can be achieved not solely in the Maison’s workshops, but with a flick of the Tambour Horizon’s state-of-the-art sapphire screen.
With style and refinement, the Tambour Horizon (3404 U.S. Dollars) cultivates all the practical potential one would expect from a smartwatch: a choice of dials adopting the visual codes of emblematic Louis Vuitton models (GMT, regatta, Escale, etc.); notification of phone calls, text messages and emails; alarm; countdown timer; weather report;step counter, etc.