If you venture over to the official Montblanc website, you are treated to a stylish video presentation starring Hugh Jackman who guides you through the German brand’s 111-year history. Unfortunately, here on this page, you are stuck with me, and I’m no X-Man. If I were, I’d probably be Beast, but that’s another story…
Moving on, Montblanc has unveiled its first smartwatch, which takes fine watchmaking into the digital age. The Summit collection runs Google’s latest wearable operating system Android Wear 2.0 and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor – one of the most advanced and powerful wearable processors on the market.
Summit offers horologists a classic and vintage looking watch that conforms to the codes of traditional watchmaking with the added benefits of smart technology. The watch face is a digital interpretation of Montblanc’s award winning 1858 collection that’s protected by curved sapphire glass – a first for smartwatches with cases made of high-grade stainless steel or titanium. There is a choice of 8 different straps such as water resistant rubber Nato, calfskin leather and even an alligator strap. Overall, there are 300 wearable combinations and even an opportunity to work with the Montblanc Creative Director to design your own dial – for an additional fee.
It wouldn’t be a smartwatch without access to thousands of apps and digital functions. Google Play Music, Google Assistant, Uber, Voice Translator, Worldtimer, calls, texts, notifications and even a heart rate monitor paired with Runtastic – basically, easy access to all the apps you rely on from day to day. Summit can be charged via micro USB or on a magnetic Montblanc dock and is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones.
Montblanc’s Summit is promising to be the perfect connected companion to navigate through the fast pace of today’s lifestyles while experiencing the feeling of a real watch on the wrist. Summit will be available from May 2017