Montblanc Unveil First Smartwatch with Curved Sapphire Glass Display

By Paul Joseph

German luxury goods makers Montblanc embarked on their first foray into the world of smartwatches in 2015, with the launch of an E-Strap.

Now the brand has gone one step further by unveiling a fully-fledged smartwatch called the Montblanc Summit, complete with a curved sapphire glass display, billed as a world-first for the new and fast-moving smartwatch category.

Crafted to evoke the vintage appearance of Montblanc’s award-winning 1858 collection, the 46mm case comes in a choice of four different materials and styles: black PVD coated stainless steel; a bi-colour stainless steel case with a black PVD coated stainless steel bezel; stainless steel case with satinated finish and a grade 5 titanium case also with satinated finish.

As for the technology housed within the watch, it is the result of a collaboration with Google, running on the all new Android Wear 2.0 OS and using Qualcomm’s superfast Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor to deliver “high quality performance along with optimal battery life”.

“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,” says Jerome Lambert, CEO of Montblanc.

“Montblanc Summit bridges these two worlds with a simple and highly functional product that gives its owners the freedom to have it all.”

The Montblanc Summit will be available from May 2017 with a starting price of €890.

By Paul Joseph