Ahead of IFA 2015, LG has announced the Watch Urbane Luxe, a limited edition luxury Android Wear smartwatch with 23-karat gold body.
In collaboration with U.S. retail jewelry company REEDS Jewelers, LG LG will introduce a premium limited edition smartwatch, LG Watch Urbane Luxe.
This luxurious wearable was designed with a specific wearer in mind and is adorned in 23-karat gold and gorgeous alligator leather strap set in an exclusive piano-gloss lacquer case.
The LG Watch Urbane Luxe will sport a deployment clasp for a fitted, elegant look that isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bulky. Invented by Louis Cartier in 1910, the use of a deployment clasp makes this timepiece even more exclusive and unique.
The alligator band itself is handcrafted at the highest level of craftsmanship, undergoing 50 separate steps in its creation, handled lovingly by 30 experienced leatherworkers.
The 23-karat gold used in the LG Watch Urbane Luxe is stronger and harder than the 24-karat gold used in jewelry and heavier than the 18-karat gold used in traditional luxury watches.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Wearable devices shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be thought of as an extension of oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s smartphone but an extension of oneself,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This blending of craftsmanship and technology is a natural evolution of the smartwatch, which is becoming more of a lifestyle accessory than a piece of hardware. We think this is a good direction for wearables and we want to encourage this transformation.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Specifications of the smartwatch areÃ‚Â similar to the Watch Urbane.
LG Watch Urbane Luxe specifications
- 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320), 245ppi
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 512MB LPDDR2 RAM, 4GB eMMC
- Android Wear OS (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
- Size: 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm
- Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
- 23-karat gold finish
- Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Barometer, PPG (Heart Rate Sensor)
- 410mAh battery
Each of the 500 limited edition watches will be engraved with its own serial number for authenticity and available initially in the USA for pre-order at www.REEDS.com later this month or by visiting any REEDS Jewelers location.
Visitors to IFA 2015 can see this beautiful work of art for themselves along with other mobile devices from LG in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin from September 4-9
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