5 High-End Luxury Smartwatches To Know In 2022

Connected and cool, luxury watchmakers are leaning into tech.

By Terry Christodoulou 03/02/2022

Everything is getting smarter, including the wristwatch. And while, yes timepieces have a long history of striving for the complicated — with whirring, mechanical movements the height of the industry — it’s in an effort to remain ‘connected’ that luxury watchmakers are designing new timepieces.

Now, watch enthusiasts are looking for a watch that while holding on to the allure of fine-watchmaking and design, also tells you when your phone is ringing. Here, five of the finest luxury smartwatches around.

TAG Heuer Connected

It’s in the name. TAG Heuer’s smartwatch boasts several pre-installed apps for running, cycling, fitness, swimming and the lauded TAG Heuer Golf app while also monitoring your heart rate, featuring a compass, remote pay, microphone … you get the picture. All this is visible through an OLED display with touchscreen capability alongside navigation through the touchscreen, crown and pushers. The case sits at 45mm and features a combination of sand-blasted titanium and ceramic fixed bezel. Water-resistant to 50-metre, and attached via a rubber strap, the watch boasts a full day of battery life.

$3400; tagheuer.com

Louis V Tambour Horizon Light Up Connected

 

Rooted in the maison’s watchmaking codes, the convex case profile of the watch has been adapted for this smart design, giving the feeling of an endless screen under curved sapphire glass. 24 LED lights animate the signature ‘LV’ monogram ring. The watch pictured above features a sandblasted stainless-steel case of 44mm and is strapped to the wrist via a canvas strap. On the tech front the watch features a 1-day battery life and sense the heart rate, with WIFI, Bluetooth, NFC connectivity and is compatible with both Android and iOS.

$6015; louisvuitton.com

 

Montblanc Summit 2

The Montblanc Summit range, in particular the Summit 2, blends the worlds of fine watchmaking and tech together. Here, the timepiece merges travel and fitness apps – exclusive to Montblanc — to an analogue aesthetic. The watch is 43.55mm in case size and features a stainless-steel outer with a sapphire glass display. Expect WIFI, GPS, Bluetooth and cellular accessibility from this watch.

$1300; montblanc.com

 

Hublot Big Bang E Titanium Diamonds

Proving tech can be glamorous comes the Big Bang E Titanium Diamonds. As Hublot so elegantly puts it, it’s a connected watch that adopts the Big Bang codes with the classic titanium ‘sandwich’ construction. Here, titanium is extensively used by the watchmaker in the satin finished 42mm case set with 108 diamonds for 1.19cts. Elsewhere, the watch boasts a 1-day power reserve, 30-metres of water resistance, and is strapped to the wrist via a black rubber strap. The watch’s smart capability is powered by Wear OS by Google and can access apps on Google play and use Google Assistant. 

$15,000; hublot.com

 

Breitling Exospace B55 Black Titanium

Creating the first connected chronograph, Breitling places the smartphone in the service of the watch —enhancing its functionality. The watch combines a quartz movement with and electric display. The watch is connected to the smartphone with Bluetooth and sits at 46mm in diameter.

$8970; breitling.com

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