“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.”
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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.
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