THE TAMBOUR HORIZON
Louis Vuitton’s rst smartwatch aims to be your personal travel concierge.
The French brand doesn’t deviate from its DNA of helping you to travel well, whether it’s selling you a duffle or perfume, or in this case, a timepiece. Developed together with Google and Qualcomm, and running on Android Wear 2.0, the purpose of the Tambour Horizon is to be with you every step of the way for all your journeys, from the moment you’re booked on a ight. It tells you where you can go, where you can stay, and what you can do – even if you have only two hours of playtime.
The “concierge service” kicks in the minute you e-mail your ight details to your dedicated Louis Vuitton e-mail address (yes, this decadence comes with the watch), which in turn transfers that info into your Horizon. Then, for the next however many hours/days/weeks you have before you leave (this depends on your settings), My Flight, a function that tracks your upcoming ight, will update you about it with differentcoloured rings. Blue = everything’s on schedule; green = it’s time to board; and red = ight’s delayed.
Information from seven of Louis Vuitton’s famous city guides is also integrated into the smartwatch. When you arrive at your destination, if it happens to be London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Beijing or Sao Paulo, you’ll nd all its City Guide details at your ngertips. Horizon’s geolocation function will recommend in real time the best spots near you to see, eat or chill.
From $3,700 for the graphite or Monogram case with rubber strap, or $4,300 for the black case with rubber strap.
Her World Sept 2017 What’s the point of having interchangeable straps if the process is not do-ityourself easy? Every Tambour timepiece solves the conundrum with a press lock system that lets you change your strap in 10 seconds with just a push of a button. Once the strap is locked down, even a hard yank won’t undo it.