Connected watches just got edgier with the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon

Your next-level smartwatch

Text: Angelyn Kwek

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is the connected watch that’ll have you synced to just about everything

Designed in Paris, manufactured in Switzerland and powered by the latest technology developed in California's Silicon Valley; yes, a smartwatch that combines the best of horology and technology is no longer a pipedream. Fashioned by Louis Vuitton to be the next-gen connected watch for modern-day travellers, the Tambour Horizon is a piece of cutting-edge innovation that has all the technical capabilities of a smartwatch paired with the elegance and grace of the iconic Tambour.


Tambour Horizon with the Graphite face
Tambour Horizon with the Monogram face
Connected watches just got edgier with the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon (фото 1)



A pioneer move by Louis Vuitton in joint partnership with Google and Qualcomm Technologies, the Tambour Horizon houses several new, dedicated functions such 'My Flight' and 'City Guide' — exclusive applications that tie-in perfectly with the maison's globetrotting spirit. Found on no other smartwatch, the former captures your flight details down to a T (from your boarding time to the terminal and gate info) so you can streamline your travel plans, and even keeps up to date on impertinent last minute changes like delays or a switch in boarding gates. On the other hand, the latter is the connected watch version of the house's famous City Guide book series, edited from the smartphone and tablet apps for use on the Tambour Horizon. An intelligent geolocation function will hotspot nearby restaurants, hotels and landmarks in real time, allowing users to MacGyver an itinerary on-the-go if you don't have a backup plan. Additionally, a 24-hour GMT function a là the Tambour Escale is constantly displayed on the rim of the 42mm-sized dial — which is exceptionally compact for a connected watch, FYI — so you can keep perfect time no matter how frequently you globe hop.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon

And beyond its travel-oriented functions, the ability to customise the Tambour Horizon to your every whim lies at the heart of the timepiece. Its dial, for instance, swaps visual codes with a few quick swipes. Be it the GMT, chronograph or the Escale, the emblematic faces of the Tambour family are all there for your picking. To top it all off, a whopping 30 interchangeable bracelet options allows for countless permutations of strap-to-watchcase combos, adding another layer of personalisation to the Tambour Horizon. You're looking at the (watch) face of playful luxe that's at once contemporary and connected.

The Tambour Horizon is available at the Louis Vuitton island maison at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.