I think the smartwatch is finally bridging the gap between technology and the clothing accessory market. With Apple launching their version of the smartwatch including a more luxurious 18k Gold watch I start to think how long with this last and how far into the market will a smartwatch go?
Would we ever see Ultra-Luxurious Rolex Smartwatches or Omega Smartwatches? Will a luxury watch maker possibly partner with a smartwatch company such as Apple, Samsung, Motorola LG to develop a Ultra-Expensive, Ultra Classy smartwatch? I believe we are all early adopters still and there will be quite some time until we see luxury brands embracing a smartwatch. Rolex and any luxury watch have a standard of perfection and every watch is a work of art worth the many thousands of dollars price tag.
I believe that because computer hardware companies are pioneering smartwatch technology this will force the mid market watch companies to develop a smartwatch. We will see a Citizens Smartwatch or a Fossil Smartwatch come 2015. More and more companies are announcing products or developments every week, LG Watch R and Sony Smartwatch 3 will soon be hitting the market. Did you know Samsung has already made 7 smartwatches?
In 10 years from now will a Rolex have an operating system? Maybe it will be a mix of old and new like the Martian Smartwatch. Only time will tell