The smartwatch market is currently dominated by the Apple iWatch and the Samsung Gear smartwatches. And while some have rushed to call these accessories obsolete, other companies see a bright future in this market. One of them is Vector Watch, the maker of the world’s only smartwatch with a battery life of 30 days. The Bucharest-based watchmaker recently joined forces with BMW to deliver limited edition model inspired by the BMW i sub-brand.
The Vector Luna BMW i Limited Edition watch was unveiled this week in a private event. Inspired by the design and materials used inside the BMW i3, the smartwatch comes with a matte black bezel and a special stamp on one of its sides, with the production number of the watch engraved. Since only 150 units will ever be made, the exclusive inscription makes them even more valuable.
What sets this limited edition version apart from the rest of the Vector watches are the BMW i3 and BMW i8 inspired watch faces – that can be interchanged – as well as the leather strap that has the BMW i logo stamped and is made of the same leather used for the BMW i3. The same supplier was used by Vector to source the leather and with the agreement of BMW, the BMW i logo was integrated into it.
Since both the BMW i3 and the Vector Luna watches are focused on efficiency, the collaboration between the two brands was bound to happen at one point. The watch is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone operating systems and has over 100 different faces and apps available for download online. The phone’s pricing is about 600 Euros and it should be available online on various e-commerce websites starting today, even though sources inside BMW claim all of the 150 units have already been sold.
BMWBLOG has also been working with Vector Watch to integrate our daily newsfeed with the watch, keeping you up to date with the latest info from the BMW world. That’s something regular Vector watches can’t do. The app for the BMWBLOG feed is still in beta but a stable version should be available shortly, as the manufacturer assured us.