Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon

Given Louis Vuitton’s history as the godfather of travel—the original Mr Vuitton set up shop in 1854 and introduced his first airtight, lightweight trunk in 1858—it’s only right that the storied French maison has turned its hand to the modern traveller’s ultimate luxury: the smartwatch. This week saw the launch of the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon, a neat and tidy digital powerhouse that you can use across the globe. As you’d expect with Vuitton, the exteriors are entirely customizable, but it’s the internal functions that set the piece apart. Firstly there’s the My Flight function, designed to alert travellers not only to their flight times, but also things like terminal and gate information, reports of delays and the number of hours remaining before landing. Our favourite, though, are the watch’s digital City Guides, which tell you all the hotspots you need to frequent (and thanks to the inbuilt map system, how far they are from where you are right now).

Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon, 17-20 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RB (020 3214 9200); @louisvuitton

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