Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon 2019

We waited a couple of months to publish a review because there is not much to say about it. In fact: everything we wrote about the Montblanc Summit 2 applies also for the LV Tambour Horizon:

  • Perfect design and finishing. The watch looks like a luxury timepiece, and not as a gadget. Just like the Montblanc.
  • The included apps from Louis Vuitton are no reason to buy this watch. They are just basic, just like the apps from Montblanc.
  • Battery life is not that great, but it will get you through a day of light usage.
  • The main drawback is Wear OS, but things are improving now with the latest release.


That said, the design of the Louis Vuitton is a bit more feminine than the Montblanc although it is a unisex watch. The Summit is a watch you can wear with a suit, the Tambour Horizon will feel better with a casual outfit. The Montblanc is a more manly watch, and the Louis Vuitton a more flashy watch. Woman will definitely prefer the LV over the Montblanc. The watch faces of the Tambour Horizon are simply gorgeous and we love the simple GMT functionality (second time zone) in most of them.

Both watches work the same, and function the same. The choice between the two will be a matter of taste and personal preferences. But keep in mind that the Tambour Horizon costs almost 3 times as much as the Montblanc.

The biggest difference is in charging time: the Montblanc charges from 3% to 100% in about an hour. The Louis Vuitton takes about double that time.

Because in the end, a smartwatch is a disposable item, we prefer the Montblanc. It has a more reasonable price tag. If money is no issue, the choice is a matter of taste, because the experience of using them is exactly the same.



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