Louis Vuitton Launches Luxury Smartwatch

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The French fashion house Louis Vuitton is the latest brand that decided to hop on the wearable tech bandwagon. Louis Vuitton’s first smartwatch carries the name Tambour Horizon. The fashion house certainly loves to challenge themselves with innovative products. Recently they collaborated with the exclusive sportswear brand Supreme. Additionally, the brand’s mini trunk bag designed by the creative director Nicolas Ghesquière as well as the cashmere blankets were a major success as well.

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The latest product in the series of innovative launches is their first piece of wearable tech. The Tambour Horizon watch is a modern upgrade of the original Tambour watch with Google’s Android Wear 2.0 operating system.The technology is packed in a 42mm case and works with both Android phones and iPhones. The watch is available in 3 different styles and finishes: polished, satin finish and all black. All the styles are unisex, wearable and designed to blend with any outfit. On top of that, there is a variety of downloadable digital watch faces and 60 different interchangeable strap options.

The smartwatch is designed to work internationally and it’s perfect for the trendsetters who are constantly on the go. For travelers, the brand installed two exclusive travel-centric apps on the smartwatch. The first app is called “The Flight” and is designed to gather the traveler’s air travel info on one place. The other app is called “City Guide” and includes recommendations and tips for exploring the place once you land. The battery life of the smartwatch is similar to those of other smartphones and lasts about a day.“It’s something that is pretty new on the market and at the same time very interesting,” said the vice-president of watches and jewelry at LV Hamidi Chatti. Considering the fact that smartwatches have been on the market for a while this is definitely not a new product.Louis Vuitton’s smartwatch will do everything that a regular smartwatch will do. You could receive text messages, set an alarm, explore the internet, etc. There are also a couple of features that separate the Tambour Horizon watch from the other smartwatches on the market. First, the 42mm dial is the smallest among the luxury smartwatches. Also, Tambour Horizon is the first Android smartwatch that is designed to function in China. This is extremely important for the brand because China is one of Louis Vuitton’s largest markets when it comes to jewelry and watches.

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Louis Vuitton’s vice president Chatti revealed that the making of the watch took 2 years. The brand wanted to make sure that they had the perfect product. Their main goal was to create a blend of luxury and beauty in a tech version.

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As for the technology part of the design, Louis Vuitton teamed up with Google and Qualcomm. The brand had strict requirements about the design. They didn’t want to compromise on the beauty of the watch and asked Google and Qualcomm to come up with a system that will fit in the style that they designed.

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If you want to get your hands on the luxury Tambour Horizon smartwatch, expect to spare at least $2,450. Since we are talking about a smartwatch made by one of the most prestigious luxury fashion houses the price shouldn’t surprise us at all.

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However, the smartwatches aren’t a novelty in the Louis Vuitton’s family. The brand’s sister company, Tag Heuer, also dropped its first smartwatch back in 2015. Their main concern was the strong competition from the tech giants Apple and Samsung. Surprisingly, the watches outdid everyone’s expectation in sales. They sold 56,000 units, which was three times more than what they expected. The brand expects to sell over 150,000 units this year.

It’s safe to say that lately, the customers are more interested in wearable technology driven accessories. Louis Vuitton revealed that they are working on other technology driven pieces that can be controlled from the smartwatch. Chatti adds that the future plans will release when the technology is ready and it makes sense for their clients.

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Apple x Hermès Équateur Tatouage Band

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If you’re a Apple fan, or an Hermès fan for that matter, you would already know about the collaboration between both powerhouses on the Apple watch, and with the holiday season just around the corner, here’s something else you can consider for the loved one who already has such a timepiece.

Simply known as the Équateur Tatouage, it’s a new single tour band printed with a scarf motif designed by Robert Dallet on black calfskin. Look closely and you’ll see a leopard lurking amongst the lush jungle foliage, a print from the archives of the French luxury house that dates back to 1988.

Priced at SGD628 (just to be sure, it’s just the band with the watch sold separately), you will only be able to pick it up from Hermès’ newly-renovated boutique at Takashimaya Department Store.

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Tiffany & Co. Tiffany T Square Bracelet With Black Ceramic

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There are bracelets you stack to have the best #wristparty imaginable, and then there are bracelets you can wear on their own and still make a statement. This one, from Tiffany & Co., is definitely one of them. From the much-loved Tiffany Tcollection, this jaw-dropping silver cuff comes ‘dipped’ in 18K gold at the end before it’s finished with black ceramic, for a look that’s not only very sharp, it would be that something special that you can add to your otherwise monochrome wardrobe without looking like you just robbed a pawn shop.

A new arrival that’s priced at SGD2550, there are only a couple of pieces at Tiffany & Co. ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City, so you better move fast to make the T Square Bracelet with black ceramic mine. I mean, yours. Not mine, even though I really want it. Damn it, Alvin, stop blogging and shopping at the same time, ok?

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26 Things You Probably Never Knew About Chanel

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There's no confusing those interlocking Cs; the iconic Chanel logo is one we've all seen (and craved). But before the brand became a lust-worthy label, it was just a modest millinery shop in Paris. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, whom we know as Coco, changed the course of fashion history when she began her business in 1909. She first rose to popularity during the turn of the century, but shoppers still go wild for the quilted bags and two-toned shoes imagined so long ago.

So how did Chanel grow to become the powerhouse it is today? We looked back on the brand's longstanding history to find out exactly what makes it so special. Because as Coco once said: "I don't do fashion, I am fashion." Read on for a mini history lesson on the brand that transformed women's fashion forever.

The iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume was created in 1921.

Coco reportedly wanted "a woman's perfume with a woman's scent." The iconic bottle's diamond stopper was inspired by Paris's Place Vendome.

She also popularized her eponymous two-toned shoes and gold-chained handbags.

Her accessories, especially handbags, became popular during the brand's resurgence in the 1950s. The quilted bag debuted in February 1955.

And while the classic accessories will continue to rule . . .

You could also invest in a Chanel Hula-Hoop bag from the Spring 2013 collection (which will only set you back $2,400).

The brand continues to expand.

Most recently, it launched jewelry on popular shopping site Net-a-Porter.com, which you canshop now.

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Valentine’s Day : Love is in the air with Piaget Rose

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A declaration of love, a token of heartfelt affection or the expression of the most intense passion, the rose seductively unfurls her radiant petals to take centre stage on Valentine’s Day. Creative muse of the maison, the Yves Piaget rose reveals her many different sides through the audacious jewellery creations and timepieces of the Piaget Rose collection.

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Whether feminine, sophisticated, luscious, playful or delicate, every resplendent flower cultivated in Piaget’s rose garden tells a unique story, a gift that makes the heart beat a little faster.

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With intensity and radiance, the ravishing rose becomes the ultimate symbol of unconditional love, while enhancing the beauty in every woman.

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For him : A special timepiece to adorn his wrist on Valentine’s Day

Alluring and elegant, a Piaget watch from the Altiplano collection becomes a timeless and unforgettable gift for him on Valentine’s Day.  Conveying the absolute purity and simplicity of love, the Piaget Altiplano watch in white gold with a clean silver dial and 430P hand-wound mechanical movement is a watchmaking classic (G0A29112), while with its pared-down and slender aesthetic, the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph hosts a major horological complication inside a refined pink gold case (G0A40030).

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Love is in the air as the rose, source of endless creative inspiration, continues to bloom with abundant charm and elegance. With the promise of never wilting, the ephemeral beauty of the Yves Piaget rose is immortalized in every creation, like the eternal nature of true love.

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Vita Fede: Free Shipping for Valentine’s Day

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My favorite luxury fashion jewel brand, Vita Fede, wants to treat you and yours for Valentine’s Day. Their gift? Complimentary shipping for the next 5 days (even global shipping is FREE)! I’m an avid collector of all the Titan pieces, and one of my favorites right now is the crystal necklace. The rose gold-plated chain has a hinge to adjust the length, making it incredibly versatile –something you could wear with a dramatic ball gown or casual skinny jeans and a tee. I’m lucky that Cupid brought me the Mini Titan bangle with contrasting black crystals early. Black is always chic – even on love’s biggest day! Order by February 6th to get free shipping by using the code VFVD13 at Vita Fede.

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