Offering a refined mix of high-end luxury and cutting-edge tech, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is a key player in the more premium end of the smartwatch scene. With a user experience that is uniquely connected, while still managing to maintain the House’s emphasis on exploration, creativity, and luxury roots, there is much to be said about the timepiece. As we ring in Chinese New Year, Louis Vuitton pays homage to the tradition, and the Year of the Rat, by launching a series of themed Tambour Horizon dials. Here’s what to expect.
The Dials: 12 Faces for 12 Signs
Playing with the House’s iconic stylistic features, Louis Vuitton has unveiled 12 new dials designed based on the 12 members of the Chinese zodiac — you’ve got, of course, 2020’s rat, followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The endearing caricatures of these legendary members are displayed, along with classic symbols that signify Louis Vuitton. Each illustration is placed on top of a red monogram background, and as a playful nod to the house, each animal is also depicted holding a bag from Louis Vuitton’s range.
The Technology: How Functional is It?
Tech-wise, the Tambour Horizon is powered by Wear OS by Google, and runs on the Snapdragon Wear 3100 microprocessor. You’ve got all the smartwatch essentials — easy connectivity with Android and iOS devices, bluetooth and wifi options, audio, along with notifications and a pretty good battery life. And then you’ve got the added perks of Google Assistant, the Google Fit™ health assistant, and the option of contactless payments using Google Pay™ and Alipay™ services.
Staying true to Louis Vuitton’s spirit of travel, you’ve got a “My Travel” watch face option that depicts flight, train, hotel and travel information, along with a dedicated travel application dubbed “LV City Guide”. You can also view 24 time zones, a step counter, an agenda, pollution indicator, weather, and temperature through the “My 24 Hours” watchface. While much has remained the same, the Louis Vuitton Chinese New Year Models are slightly thicker than the normal releases, which makes them a pretty attractive option for the stylish watch enthusiast.
To find out more about Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon, visit louisvuitton.com.