Manufacturers are at pains to incorporate features of a mechanical watch in their smartwatches, including analog displays and even movements. These hybrid products raise the question of what defines a wristwatch today?
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It's the biggest buzz in smartwatches: the next-gen Apple Watch, planned for release this autumn, will no longer be tethered to a smartphone. Jean-Claude Biver is also a contender with the TAG Heuer Connected.
In Graphite, Monogram or Black, the new Tambour Horizon brings horological style and refinement to the practicality of a smartwatch. The best of both worlds combine in a luxury connected timepiece with an array of functions.
The aptly named Summit from Montblanc is the first venture into smartwatch technology for this pioneering brand.
In an unprecedented move, TAG Heuer hosted a global launch of its newest smart watch – hosting a US unveiling in the Silicon Valley and a press conference in the heart of Switzerland back to back. In attendance at one or the other were the top ranking executives of TAG Heuer, Intel and Google. The huge press conference and unveiling announcements seem well warranted, as the new Connected Modular 45 smart watch is a truly big deal for a host of reasons.
Swatch Group and the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology, in Neuchâtel, have announced a partnership to develop a complete ecosystem for small connected devices, including watches. The first products should be ready for launch at end 2018.
Power and Time are two elements at the centre of the US Presidency. The President of the United States is arguably the most powerful human on the planet, however time is something that they never seem to have enough of.
Speaking at its recent conference, CEO Tim Cook ranked Apple second in worldwide watch sales, just behind Rolex. Although the event revealed little in the way of figures, one thing is for sure: the invasion of the smartwatch has yet to come.