Montblanc is making smartwatches look good with the Summit

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Smartwatches have revolutionised the watch market, but there is still something exquisite about a standard, quality timepiece. Montblanc, that company that makes things no normal person can ever afford, is also getting into the smartwatch market, but hoping to keep their high-end appeal by still making their smartwatch look as sexy as their regular timepieces.

Described as a luxury smartwatch, the Montblanc Summit is a true thing of beauty. The watch features a 400 x 400 resolution display, a slightly curved sapphire glass cover and an AMOLED touch-screen display. The versatile watch is built around a 46 mm case, available in either stainless steel black PVD, grade five titanium or a bi-color version, with virtual classic watch dials complementing this appealing design.

Alongside this, the Summit will also come with eight different strap combinations, including sporty-chic, rubber and sfumato calfskin leather, all specially handcrafted for this smartwatch and adding further to its appeal and uniqueness.

Under its good-looking interior though, according to The Verge you will find an advanced Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor running Android Wear 2.0 operating system with 512MB of RAM, 4GB storage and 300mAh battery. So, it’s not just a good-looking watch, it’s a pretty powerful one too.

With over a 1000 apps reportedly available on the platform, the watch will have access to a wide range of functionality, outside of the default features which apart from looking good include fitness tracking sensors, wirelessly streamed music and a voice-activated translator, which gives translations from many languages directly on the display of this watch. That’s a winning feature which is certainly going to come in handy for people who travel a lot, which people who can likely afford this will need.

As for the price, the watch starts at $890 (R11733) and increases depending on the straps you choose. Like I said at the start, these things are not designed for the average man to afford. I owned a Montblanc pen once, which I received as a corporate gift. I couldn’t bring myself to use it in fear it was going to get lost or damaged, so outside of signing my wedding vows with it I never touched it. I ended up selling it. And as it turns out, Montblanc has pretty good resale value.

Last Updated: May 18, 2017

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I'd rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

  • Hammersteyn
    • lol.. I’ve literally never had any desire to buy one of these things…

  • miaau

    I could use this Smartwatch. mostly to tell time. But appointment reminders and so forth may be fun as well.

    Also, wear analogue watches, it is just better in every way. Cannot explain it. you either get it or you do not.

    BUT what I really want is a self-powering smart watch. I own a watch made in the 1930’s in Switzerland that is self-powering, by your movement. I think, as hard as it will be to implement, this is where a smartwatch will truly make sense.

  • Matthew Figueira

    Holy hell that’s rather sexy O_O

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