Montblanc Creates a Smartwatch Hidden in a Classic Disguise

At $890, the 'Summit' is the first smartwatch from the luxury retailer and the most expensive Android Wear device.

May 10, 2017 4:00 pm
The Summit is the first smartwatch offered from Montblanc. (Montblanc)
The Summit is the first smartwatch offered from Montblanc. (Montblanc)
Cedric Schanze

Montblanc enters the smartwatch market with the Summit, the first from the Richemont family of luxury brands to release such a product.

At $890, the Summit is aiming to compete with the likes of the Hermes Edition of the Apple Watch and TAG Huer’s Connected Watch.

It’s a versatile piece of wearable tech that could easily pass for an ordinary, albeit stylish watch. The Summit comes in titanium, black stainless steel, or a bicolor choice that’s a mix of both. Much like other smartwatches, Montblanc offers seven strap options in a range of styles.

Tucked inside a classic analog design, Montblanc built its smartwatch using Google’s Android Wear 2 software (but it’s compatible with iOS devices too). Armed with 4GB of flash storage, a heart rate monitor, barometer, and sapphire glass touchscreen display, the smartwatch provides all the usual features like playing music, fitness tracking, and turn-by-turn navigation.

The Summit is expected to hit stores in early May, but is available exclusively through Mr. Porter for the first two weeks.

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