Our digital lifestyle gets a luxurious upgrade courtesy of Louis Vuitton. The French maison introduces the latest iteration of its high-end connected watch, the Tambour Horizon Light Up.
Now into its third generation, Louis Vuitton reimagines, redesigns and reengineers its connected watch to deliver greater user experience, with a heavier dose of customisation and personalisation to make the Tambour Horizon Light Up truly connected to you in every possible way.
Tambour Horizon Light Up—A Smooth Operator
For a start, the new silhouette is deceptively simple in its form yet breathtaking in its execution. The familiar convex profile of the original Tambour is now manipulated into a curved sapphire glass that spills seamlessly over the edge of the watch, expressing an even smoother elegance than LV’s previous connected watch. It achieves a purity of design that is testament to the high level of watchmaking the maison practises. In spite of the generous 44 mm case, the Tambour Horizon Light Up feels neither bulky nor oversized (as modelled by the stunning Sophie Turner).
The curved edge of the sapphire screen forms an animated bezel marked by the signature Louis Vuitton Monogram, illuminated by a total of 24 LEDs. Upon activation, this bezel lights up in a choreographed sequence, like a mesmerising glow-in-the-dark animated dance.
For its launch, Louis Vuitton offers the Tambour Horizon Light Up watch in three iterations, namely Polished Steel, Matte Black and Matte Brown, the latter a reflection of one of the maison’s iconic historic codes. Both black and brown models are finished in high-end PVD.
Design aside, as with the previous model, Louis Vuitton continues to put its own spin on the operating system of its connected watch, creating a custom-made OS to deliver a highly intuitive user experience via a simple system of swipes. Swipe up to access a control panel that manages a multitude of functions not limited to timers and alarms as well as music and Alipay. Swiping right opens up “My Day” that covers your daily agenda, weather, step count, heart rate and even air quality displays. Swipe to the left and you enter “My Travel” to manage travel plans, boarding passes and even 30 of Louis Vuitton’s expertly curated City Guides. Lastly, swiping down reveals all your notifications.
Tambour Horizon Light Up is a revolutionary digital timepiece that comes with many firsts—Louis Vuitton’s sophisticated OS is the first outside Apple’s own ecosystem to be accredited as “MFI”, or “made for iPhone”. Fret not, for the watch is also compatible with Android and HarmonyOS smartphones.
The Tambour Horizon Light Up is also the first Louis Vuitton connected watch with push buttons on either side of the crown, added to facilitate greater functionality. Users can rotate the crown to change the watch dial while the top pusher activates the watch face shuffle mode and configuration settings, while the bottom pusher is a shortcut button that can be set to activate an application of the wearer’s choice.
And now, on to the true beauty of the Tambour Horizon Light Up: it is touted as the most customisable luxury connected watch in the world, offering users endless means for a colourful self-expression.
This new model now feature a watch face with an always-on display that can be easily tailored to suit your personal whim and fancy. The Tambour Horizon Light Up lets you choose between eight built-in dial configurations, including one in a captivating striped animation—a nod to the maison’s iconic early trunks—and another one featuring Vivienne, the Maison’s enchanting mascot. With designs that follow LV’s spirt of travel and design ethos, users can also reconfigure each design in a rainbow of colours, including 11 bold new gradients. Other cool trick? You can add your own initials too, with your personal choice of colour and typeface. Newer watch face designs will be added throughout the year to coincide with special collaborations, seasons, fashion shows and significant festive dates the likes of Christmas, Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day.
The Tambour Horizon Light Up is powered by the lightning fast Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor. Yet another first, this connected watch now features a heart-rate monitor. The watch is water-resistant to 30 metres and is equipped with an all-day battery, with four modes developed to suit your need and usage. In a sliding scale, Blossom, Explorer, Submarine and Saver reduce or expand the watch’s animations to allow the user to adapt to his or her own mood and rhythm.
As a companion to the Tambour Horizon Light Up, the Louis Vuitton Connect app helps to provide an even more seamless product experience, with access to a diverse customisation tools.
The Tambour Horizon Light Up comes with a charging cradle and a universal adaptor pack. Visit Louis Vuitton boutiques at Starhill Gallery, The Gardens Mall, and Suria KLCC to learn more. Or click here to find out more.