24 March 2017
Montblanc has just become the latest traditional yet luxurious watchmaker to enter the world of smartwatches. It has unveiled its first-ever smartwatch named Montblanc Summit. It is like any other smartwatch with similar specs but latest software Android Wear 2.0 and focus on fashionistas.
Montblanc worked closely with Google while manufacturing the smartwatch which means you can expect better performance than most of the competition. It is basically aiming to reach a merging point between the classic watchmaking approach and the taste of modern technology. The watch's design is inspired by Montblanc's iconic 1858 collection.
The Montblanc Summit sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED display which is circular in shape and features curved sapphire glass protection. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor coupled with 512MB RAM. It offers 4GB of internal storage and is powered by a 300mAh battery. The watch has a diameter of 46mm and the strap size of 22mm.
The smartwatch is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. It also features a heart-rate monitor, barometer, and ambient light sensor. It comes pre-installed with apps like Uber, Runtastic, and Foursquare along with Google Assistant. Since it runs on Android Wear 2.0, it has a dedicated Play Store for browsing and installing apps and supports standalone apps.
As for all the fashionistas, Montblanc has released the Summit with 46mm case with options to choose from four different materials and styles. These options are black PVD coated stainless steel, a bicolor stainless steel case with a black PVD-coated stainless steel bezel, stainless steel case with satin finish, and a grade 5 titanium case also with the satin finish. There also various watchfaces to choose from which you can pick as per your particular style.
Montblanc also has a huge collection of watch straps on offer to complete your style. There are total eight different styles of straps with numerous color options. It is claiming to offer over 300 different Montblanc wearable combination so that you have something new to sport for every occasion.
The Montblanc Summit starts at $890 for the stainless steel model with the plain leather strap. If you want the same model but with colorful rubber straps or a hand-painted leather strap, you will have to shell out $930. But if you want to go for the alligator strap, the pricing goes up to $980. And finally, if you want to buy the titanium model, the pricing goes above $1000 which increases as depending on the type of strap you want.
It will go on sale in the United States and the United Kingdom starting May via online channels. It will reach other parts of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, India, South Africa, Mexico and Australia in July end.