LG intros the 23 karat gold-plated Watch Urbane Luxe, alligator leather strap included

LG intros the 23 karat gold-plated Watch Urbane Luxe, alligator leather strap included
LG today announced an exclusive version of its Watch Urbane (which was released via Google Store back in April). Called LG Watch Urbane Luxe, the new version of the wearable device will be released at the end of October in collaboration with US-based jewelry company REEDS. The watch is plated with 23-karat gold, has an alligator leather strap (available in various colors), and comes in an "exclusive piano-gloss lacquer case."

Obviously, the LG Watch Urbane Luxe will be expensive: LG says it's going to be sold for about $1,200. Only 500 units will be made, each with its own serial number. For the beginning, the new smartwatch will be available only in the US, via REEDS.com, and at REEDS Jewelers stores. Pre-orders are open starting today.

Apart from its fancy exterior, the LG Watch Urbane Luxe is not different from the regular Watch Urbane (you can check out our review of it here). This means it runs Android Wear, and features: a 1.3-inch circular display with 320 x 320 pixels, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, and a 410 mAh battery. So there you have it: if you want a gold-plated smartwatch that runs Android (instead of Apple's Watch OS), you'll soon be able to buy one.

sources: LG, REEDS



1. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I want this, because of reasons.

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Hot damn! I will be getting 1 to replace my Rolex.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're seriously downgrading.

4. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

the pic which has all the color straps looks ugly....only brown leather looks gd

5. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

seriously better looking than any Samsung Gear or horrible iWatch.

6. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Since they say "decked out in", is this filled gold or gold plated? EDIT: It's "heavy plated" whatever that means... EDIT EDIT: "heavy plated" should mean at least 40 millions of an inch (40 mils) rather than 7 mils of regular gold plating.

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Some others OEM need to learn how to make smartwatch. But hey we will still decide who the best by how many watch are sold right? After all a Honda civic is much better than a Ferrari right? its sold more ;)

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