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Launch party lets fashion crowd get first look at Louis Vuitton's first smartwatch

Fashion crowd gets first look at Louis Vuitton's first smartwatch

Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Caroline Dawson, Molly McMurtry, Mary Ann Cuellar
Caroline Dawson, Molly McMurtry, Mary Ann Cuellar.  Photo by Dave Rossman
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Kristine Pagel, Aria Shirani, Lan Vo
Kristine Pagel, Aria Shirani, Lan Vo.  Photo by Dave Rossman
Houston, Louis Vuitton new Tambour Horizon watch, July 2017, Tambour Horizon Black
Partygoers toasted to Louis Vuitton's new wristwatch, the Tambour Horizon.  Courtesy photo
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Susanne Bavinck
Susanne Bavinck.  Photo by Dave Rossman
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Marissa Gutierrez, Lisa Spence
Marissa Gutierrez, Lisa Spence.  Photo by Dave Rossman
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Ashley Seals, Holly Grice, Hannah Thibodeaux
Ashley Seals, Holly Grice, Hannah Thibodeaux.  Photo by Dave Rossman
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon watch
Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon Watch. Photo by Dave Rossman
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Christopher Downing, Patrick Magee
Christopher Downing, Patrick Magee.  Photo by Dave Rossman
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Ali Christensen, Colleen Wagner, Jenn Montalvo, Stefani Orscheln
Ali Christensen, Colleen Wagner, Jenn Montalvo, Stefani Orscheln. Photo by Dave Rossman
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Caroline Dawson, Molly McMurtry, Mary Ann Cuellar
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Kristine Pagel, Aria Shirani, Lan Vo
Houston, Louis Vuitton new Tambour Horizon watch, July 2017, Tambour Horizon Black
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Susanne Bavinck
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Marissa Gutierrez, Lisa Spence
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Ashley Seals, Holly Grice, Hannah Thibodeaux
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon watch
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Christopher Downing, Patrick Magee
Houston, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon launch party, July 2017, Ali Christensen, Colleen Wagner, Jenn Montalvo, Stefani Orscheln

More than 100 fashionistas gathered at the Louis Vuitton boutique in The Galleria to get a look at the brand's first smartwatch, the Tambour Horizon. In between shopping and taking snaps via a photo booth, guests sipped champagne and marveled during demonstrations of the watch’s capabilities, including a customizable face with various dials and color stripes. 

Working closely with Google and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the luxury brand created the newly-launched timepiece for contemporary travelers to stay connected, no matter where they are in the world. 

Priced at $2,450, the watch boasts a circular display surrounded by a 24-hour ring that allows easy access to time zones around the globe. It also allows its wearer to access up-to-date flight information and a curated "City Guide," with nearby restaurants, hotels, and historical landmarks.

You can also expect standard features like alarms, timers, weather, a pedometer, Bluetooth, Wi-fi, and notifications for emails and texts.

While the smartwatch runs on Android Wear 2.0, it was designed based on the Tambour line of watches Louis Vuitton has sold since 2002. Next up for Louis Vuitton, according to an article in the New York Times, is "connected" footwear and ready-to-wear apparel. 

Seen in the crowd were Brian Teichman and Andrew Cordes, Valerie Dittner, Vivian Wise,  Lindsay and Carol Moss, Georgie Ferrell, Christopher Downing, Alexander and Juana Leon, Ali Christensen, Ashley Seals, Holly Grice, and Hannah Thibodeaux.