In 2017, Montblanc continues to innovate with the launch of its first smartwatch—the Montblanc Summit—combining fine watchmaking with Android Wear™ 2.0, Google’s latest operating system for smartwatches, and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor— one of the most advanced and powerful wearables processors in the market for smartwatches.
Montblanc presents the first high-end smartwatch with a classic and vintage look creating a digital interpretation of fine watchmaking. Providing the perfect alchemy between the design codes of traditional fine timekeeping, premium materials and state-of-the-art technology, this luxury smartwatch is a distinguished timepiece that is powered by the most advanced technologies on the market. In order to give the feeling of a real watch on the wrist, the timepiece’s display is covered by a slightly curved sapphire glass, which is a world first in smartwatches.
“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 Jérôme 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.”
Montblanc teamed up with Google for the Montblanc Summit Collection to benefit from the all new Android Wear 2.0 operating system (OS) for smartwatches, which offers the most advanced software and functionalities while delivering compatibility with Android and iOS devices. Additionally, Montblanc worked with Qualcomm Technologies and put its Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor to full use, aiming to deliver high performance while maximizing battery life. The performance of the processor makes it possible for Montblanc Summit users to experience a very responsive, fluid user interface (UI), move seamlessly from one application to the next, personalize the look-and-feel through a range of apps and watch faces, and enjoy the power of Google Assistant and Music on the move.
Running on Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon chipset, it guarantees the most advanced performance and optimal battery efficiency.
In the creation of the Montblanc Summit’s design, the Maison wanted to bring a one-of-a-kind vintage design expression into this new product category to inspire the younger generation who appreciates the vintage look, especially when it is combined with high quality steel and titanium cases and contemporary straps that give the feeling of a mechanical watch on the wrist.
As such, the award-winning 1858 collection has served as the main inspiration for the 46mm watch case design, as well as for the classic watch faces, which are a digital representation of the 1858 collection. This line of mechanical timepieces stands for vintage sophistication and is crafted to the highest standards. With the new Summit collection, Montblanc has managed to bridge a gap between analogue and digital in the most pioneering way.