Back in 2015, Montblanc dabbled in the world of smartwatches by introducing E-Strap – the company’s first piece of smart wearable technology. Although the E-Strap combined the fine watchmaking of Montblanc with smart digital tech, it wasn’t a proper smartwatch. However, after two years, Montblanc has finally come with a proper high-end smartwatch. Meet the Montblanc Summit, the band’s first smartwatch. “Nothing compares to the sensation of traditional fine Swiss watchmaking, but in a fast moving world being able to access all kinds of information digitally has become essential,” explains Jerome Lambert CEO Montblanc International. “Montblanc Summit bridges these two worlds with a simple and highly functional product that gives its owners the freedom to have it all.”
For the Montblanc Summit Smartwatch, the luxury brand collaborated with Google. The watch runs on the all new Android Wear 2.0 OS and uses Qualcomm’s superfast Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor to deliver topnotch performance along with optimal battery life. As far as the design is concerned, the timepiece has been crafted to evoke the vintage appearance of Montblanc’s award-winning 1858 collection. In addition to the 46mm case, even the digital faces are a digital representation of the 1858 collection.
The Montblanc Summit Smartwatch has a 1.39” large AMOLED display is covered by a curved sapphire glass, a world-first in smartwatches. The 46mm case comes in a choice of four different materials and styles —black PVD coated stainless steel; a bi-color stainless steel case with a black PVD coated stainless steel bezel; stainless steel case with satinated finish and a grade 5 titanium case also with satinated finish. For those who need personalization, Montblanc is offering the possibility of designing unique personalized dial, working hand-in- hand with the Montblanc Creative Director, designers and engineers. The Montblanc Summit will be available from May 2017 with a starting price of €890 ($950 approximately).