It seems that the luxury Swiss watch brands are finally getting serious about smartwatches. Just days after Tag Heuer announced its new Modular Connected 45 smartwatch, Montblanc has joined by announcing theirs. It is their first smartwatch and it is called the Summit.
While this is Montblanc's first smartwatch, it is actually their second wearable device. In 2015, it came up with the Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap, which is essentially a module that attaches to a watch's strap.
Like the Tag Heuer Modular Connected 45 smartwatch, the Summit smartwatch will sizable, measuring 46mm wide and 12.5mm thick. The Summit will come in a variety of stainless steel and titanium cases and straps.
The AMOLED display measures 1.39-inches and offers a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels. The display is protected by a slightly domed sapphire crystal.
The Summit is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor and will run the latest Android Wear 2.0 software. It will do stuff like track your activities and notify you of calls, texts and emails. It also has a built-in heart rate sensor, something that the Tag Heuer doesn't have. However, it does not have a built-in GPS nor does it support NFC, which means no Android Pay.
Like any decent smartwatch, the Summit will come with changeable watch faces that are inspired by Montblanc's 1858 and TimeWalker collections. Montblanc also said that it will release new watch faces each month, which is nice.
Unfortunately, users won't be able to design their own watch faces. They will have to work with Montblanc's creative team to do that, and this particular service won't be cheap. Prices will start from, get ready for this, €15,000!
The Montblanc Summit smartwatch will be available from Montblanc boutiques starting in May with prices beginning at US$890 for the stainless steel models.