7 luxury smartphone apps which unlock exclusive services
By their apps shall you know the rich: it's not the phone that matters anymore - it's what's on it.
01: LOUIS VUITTON CITY GUIDE
In one click you’ll be as well-informed as any local. Expect special guest contributors, secret addresses, city walks, and cultural events. The Louis Vuitton City Guide app will also offer instant updates. Hotels, restaurants, bars, cafés, tea rooms, stores, spas, antique shops, designers, museums, galleries, etc. It includes a special place for personal experience, snapshots of city life, detailed descriptions of places to go and a genuinely personalised approach to each city using interactive links and localisation. Each guide is on sale for US$9.99 from the iTunes App Store.
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02: BOB'S WATCHES or "TINDER FOR ROLEX"
Touted as the “Tinder for Rolex” watches, the Bob’s Watches app allows users to explore, buy and share the best timepieces from Rolex, all from the comfort of their mobile phone. From vintage classics to new arrivals, simply swipe right to ‘Like’ your favourite Rolex. The app also offers exclusive and aggregated news, and content straight from respected favourite watch blogs and forums. You can also set up notifications about upcoming releases, and share news, photos and videos with friends. The app also allows you to appraise and identify Rolex model numbers, country codes, clasp codes, case numbers, etc. Moreover, every item for sale has been has been authenticated by in-house watch experts for 100% guaranteed authenticity and is available for immediate shipping.
03: VIP BLACK
Never mind that there's a US$1,000 price tag on VIP Black – prospective members will be required to certify they are high net worth individuals with assets and/or income in excess of £1m. Only then can they can enjoy benefits such as posh, premium accommodation, complimentary upgrades, surprise gifts, welcome packages, exclusive rates, priority access, and an assortment of unique privileges. Users can expect an on-demand concierge, exclusive hotels and restaurants, butlers, theatres, personal trainers, private jets, personal styling, etc. Unfortunately, the app is not available for Android users.
TAG Heuer’s Connected is what happens when you marry digital technology with decades of Swiss watchmaking craft; you could say that it is Tag Heuer’s answer to the Apple Watch. Combine your TAG Heuer Connected watch with this app to realise its full potential. Browse the curated collection of authentic TAG Heuer watch faces and pick a favourite to appear on your wrist. You could also try your hand at being a master digital watchmaker and craft your own custom watch face – down to the finest details – in the TAG Heuer Studio. The app is available for free and can only be paired with the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch. Not available for iPhone users.
Gucci is using mobile technology to reimagine the customer shopping experience. Its custom mobile app gives customers a quick and easy way to get more details about specific items or looks, and arms Gucci employees with relevant customer and product information to help them provide an even better, more personalized in-store experience. Discover the season’s ready-to-wear and accessories through rich videos, beautiful photography and engaging narrative, as well as exclusive content. Updated weekly, the app also features a worldwide store locator and live runway streaming. The App is available for free on both Android and iOS devices.
Skip the airport crowds, long lines, and stress of commercial flying. Search and book private flights in the app throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East; without having to rely on, phone calls, or complicated paperwork. The app connects members to idle jets and unused seats in planes all around the world. There’s even an option for convenient helicopter transfers in select cities to get you to where you need to be quicker. There is also a concierge service to book reservations at the finest hotels, restaurants, and entertainment – apparently no request is too big or too small. Users also enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences both in the sky and on the ground, with access to exclusive events, gallery openings, celebrity meet-and-greets, and more. The app is free to download.
The Bentley Bentayga is leading the way in technological advances at Bentley. Each piece of technology has been seamlessly integrated into the vehicle to offer intelligent functionality, with the aim of making every journey more comfortable and satisfying whether you’re driving or on board as a passenger. Even those seated in the back. can now control this functionality. The app gives you control of key features in the car, including: climate control, infotainment, vehicle information, rear seat heating, ventilation and massage (where fitted), and front passenger seat movement. The app is free.