Top luxury brands are unleashing a slew of wristbands which combine new age digital functionalities of smartwatches with the elegance of haute couture.
The basic of the basic idea of owning a watch for the simplest reason was always – yes – to check on the time. But then arrived smartwatches only then one realized as to how much more one could do with our coveted wristbands than simply looking on time or flashing that coveted logo! But then, did one really that smart could also be luxurious! But then could seventh avenue moghuls be sitting quietly? So here it is – the luxury smartwatches which fuses the functionality of digital wristbands with the aroma of haute couture.
Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon: Adding on to the list of luxury smartwatches is the new member by the brand we all adore- Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon. The smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0 costs USD 2,450 (approx Rs 1,58,000) and comes in three variants- stainless steel, brushed steel, and black. The smartwatch comes with AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100, 512GB RAM and 4GB ROM. It comes with two apps, namely, the Vuitton’s City Guide which acts as a guide for the users and the Flight app to keep the users updated with flight details.
Bvlgari Diagono Magnesium: Bvlgari’s very first smartwatch is the Diagono Magnesium which apart from containing all the beauty and class, comes with NFC chip to make it smart. This can be used to make payments and store various documents. The smartwatch can also be linked to the user’s smartphone or tablet via the Bulgari Vault app. Price $4600 or Rs 3,00,000.
Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45: The luxury brand recently unveiled another version of the connected smartwatch, this time with the modularity element to it. The smartwatch is much like the previous model in terms of design, however, comes with is a grade 5. The Connected Modular 45 is 45m in diameter, is 13.75mm thick, and weighs 52 grams. The modularity feature comes in the shape of lugs in the watch, which can be changed. Additionally, the Android Wear unit can be switched with the mechanical watch unit, thus, making the watch module interchangeable. Price $1820 or Rs 1,20,000.
Montblanc Summit: The smartwatch is more of a lap of luxury than the technical aspects of it. It comes with a 1.39-inch display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of inbuilt storage, and a battery capacity of 3,00mAh. The device comes equipped with barometer, heart-rate sensor, ambient light sensor, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for connectivity. And, the company collaborated with Google, for the watch to run Android 2.0. This one’s a more beauty-focused one, combining the luxury materials in its making such as stainless steel and titanium, surrounded by a curved sapphire crystal display. Scoring well in the looks department, the device, however, lacks the water and dust resistant, as well as the GPS and NFC connectivity. Price $890 or Rs 58,000.
Kairos: The Greek word meaning the right time might have proved to be apt for the company while getting onto the smartwatch bandwagon. Kairos has two sought of smartwatches- the Dot Matrix and the Icon Toled. Both the models (costing $1,199 or Rs 78,355) allow for notifications, push alerts, track the user’s fitness, can be used as a remote control and support multiple languages. They are backed by a 160mAh battery, are 3ATM waterproof, powered by ARMCortex M4 processor and support Bluetooth connectivity. The Dot Matrix and the Icon Toled are available in three different designs each.