“South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. has launched a new luxury smartwatch, tracking its chief competitor Apple Inc.,” Archibald Preuschat reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The smartwatch is based on LG’s latest wearable, the Urbane Watch, and features a 23-carat gold case with an alligator leather strap,” Preuschat reports. “Apple uses 18-carat gold for its luxury smartwatches, launched earlier this year. While the Apple Watch starts at $10,000 and can cost up to $17,000, LG’s luxury smartwatch will retail for ‘approximately $1,200’ LG said Monday.”
Preuschat reports, “Until the end of October, availability will be limited to 500 pieces only, LG said.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, originality is quite the virtue in South Korea. Highly prized.
Good luck selling even 500 units, Lucky Goldstar. You’ll need it.
Why there will be lines for the $17,000 gold Apple Watch Edition – March 28, 2015
Apple Watch Edition could make gold cool again for Americans and Europeans – March 13, 2015
Why is Apple making a gold Watch? – March 12, 2015
Apple Watch Edition’s 18-karat gold is twice as hard as standard gold – March 11, 2015
Incensed over the $17,000 Apple Watch Edition? You must be poor – March 9, 2015
Was that name Urbane or Inane?
Today’s stupidity toss up goes between LG and the Sony watch…………..
We have a winner——LG…..Congrats….!!
From the article:
“But LG not only beats Apple in terms of quality…”
Bizzaro World is real!!
Pissssit! Over here!
Wanta buy a gold watch?
Works just like da Apple one!
Hard to believe that it could be 23 carat. That much gold would cost more than $1200 raw.
Bogus. 23 carat gold would be really soft/prone to scratches. Even baht chains are only 22 carat. Probably left out “plated”
Exactly. For that difference in price, LG is either using the watch as a loss leader in order to BUY market share, or the watch in ONLY plated in gold.
You would think.
LG Is Selling A Gold-Plated Version Of Its Watch Urbane Smartwatch For $1200
TechCrunch – 9 hours ago
Beyond the standard LG Urbane,
√ ‘Plated’ <- Figures