It seems like a lifetime ago we saw the launch of the world's first smartwatch and even though the wearable tech market has expanded considerably since - we've not seen a lot of movement in the top-tier luxury market. That is, until last night, when Louis Vuitton dropped its first-ever 'connected' watch, the Tambour Horizon. The global launch of the timepiece sees the French label offer the ultimate chic travelling companion, thanks to design functions that also nod to the house's travel-tied heritage. 

Louis Vuitton get connected with the Tambour Horizon watch

Built with the wandering spirit of the Louis Vuitton customer in mind, the watch technology was conceived in conjunction with the brains at Google and Qualcomm Technologies, while the case was built by Louis Vuitton's Swiss manufacturer. Wrapped in a sleek and stylish package (would you expect anything less from Louis Vuitton), the 42mm case is available in three options: graphite, monogram or black. It also comes with a choice of 60 detachable straps so you can adjust your Tambour according to mood... or outfit choice. Powered by Android, one of the standout features is the 'My Flight' capability which offers travellers real-time updates on flight times, terminal and gate information, delay alerts and even an in-flight countdown to the hours remaining until landing. Neat.

Louis Vuitton get connected with the Tambour Horizon watch

Another favourite feature of ours are the famous Louis Vuitton city guides which come inbuilt in the smartwatch. Carefully curated by Louis Vuitton, the guides work with geolocation technology to offer wearers recommendations on nearby hotels, restaurants, landmarks and must-see attractions for seven of the world's most visited cities. Offering customisable dials that mirror the faces of iconic Louis Vuitton watches, the Tambour takes the smartphone category into it's next natural phase: luxury. 

The Tambour Horizon starts from $3,450. For more info, head to au.louisvuitton.com

Louis Vuitton get connected with the Tambour Horizon watch