Montblanc Enters Luxury Smartwatch Market

Pierre Vaugeois
Mars 18, 2017

Unlike the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45, there's no mechanical switch-out option whereby you can pop out the smartwatch module and pop in a regular timepiece, but that doesn't mean Montblanc hasn't got plenty of customisation options up its sleeve (or rather, your sleeve once you're wearing one).

Montblanc have announced their first ever smartwatch with the Android Wear-powered Montblanc Summit.

The battle of luxury Android Wear watches has begun.

The Summit will sport a circular 1.39-inch (400 x 400) AMOLED display and will come pre-loaded with Android Wear 2.0.

The new Montblanc Summit comes with Google's Android Wear 2.0 and the watch will work with Android smartphones and also Apple's iPhone. Introducing a world-first for wearable technology: "1.39" of traditional curved sapphire glass meets the latest Google power. Other features include 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage on board, and a 300mAh battery a heart rate sensor, a barometer, an ambient light sensor, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity. We've seen a number of products from the brand before including the device accessories for Samsung, more for the Galaxy Note 4, and the Montblanc e-Strap. It's also IP68-rated for dust and water resistance.

If none of that puts you off, you'll be able to bag yourself a Summit this May.

Surprisingly, the Summit will lack a NFC chip, which is essential for Android Pay and Global Positioning System support.

The Summit will bring lots of choices to the users in the context of its look as the company will launch several variants of the smartwatch.

The Montblanc Summit is available in four different case materials and styles - black PVD-coated stainless steel, two-tone stainless steel case with black PVD-coated steel bezel, all-stainless steel with satin finish, and grade 5 titanium.

You can also get a rubber or coloured navy band, and there are titanium models start at $980. The new smartwatch from Montblanc is called the Summit. These are features most consumers would expect from a smartwatch that ships with a price tag this steep.

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