Watch & Jewellery
A TIMEPIECE WITH A BUILT-IN LIGHT SHOW: Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon Light Up
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton
08.01.2022
Louis Vuitton's 'Tambour Horizon Light Up'
Louis Vuitton's 'Tambour Horizon Light Up'
Louis Vuitton's 'Tambour Horizon Light Up'
Louis Vuitton's 'Tambour Horizon Light Up'
Louis Vuitton's 'Tambour Horizon Light Up'
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Just because everyone else you know is wearing a smartwatch, doesn’t mean you should. It takes something special for you to strap one on today which is perhaps a godsend that Louis Vuitton is already doing all the legwork for you in this department since 2017. The creation of the Tambour Horizon is now in its third incarnation, and this one aptly nicknamed Light Up, is a sight to behold for those who haven’t invested in previous efforts. What you need to know about this 44mm connected timepiece is that it is quite a flex with a sleek rework of the original Tambour case. Like some of your best smartphones today, the edge of the sapphire glass is curved and merges with the stainless steel housing, giving a look that its maker describes as “an infinity pool merging into a distant horizon.” Why we describe this as a flex can easily be reasoned with the sight of the smooth edge. 24 LED lights animate the ring with the world famous Louis Vuitton monogram whenever the watch is activated or when it receives a notification. The lights don’t just appear; they put on quite a show like the Fountains of Bellagio ensuring that even everyone around know that you’ve got mail. Expect the full activity tracking toolkit of a connected wristwatch to exist with this and then some. True followers of the fashion house will be happy with all the exclusive content delivered including additional watch face updates that reflect the theme of the fashion shows as well as personalised contents to match occasions such as the Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day. The animations on the dial face are just as customisable with its maker even allowing the configuration of the LED colours as well as turning your initials into a certified monogram as seen on its real-life leather goods. Louis Vuitton has also levelled up on the functionality of the wristwatch by adding pushers to either side of the crown: the top pusher activates the watch face shuffle mode and settings and the bottom pusher is a shortcut to your frequently used app of choice. As for the operating sytem that runs the show, Louis Vuitton has upgraded to a Snapdragon Wear 4100 base that is also the first outside of Apple’s ecosystem to be accredited as Made for iPhone (MFI) with the wristwatch also compatible with Android. And what is the likelihood of style clashing with another Tambour Horizon wearer? If you know the number of quick-change straps that the fashion house has in its file, the short answer is unlikely.

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