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Montblanc Summit Collection: The First Smartwatches from Richemont

Montblanc Summit Collection: The First Smartwatches from Richemont

Speaking of budget, the Montblanc Summit will run you $890 down in luxury spending and is scheduled to ship in May.

It looks like Android Wear 2.0 has awakened smartwatch makers from their year-long slumber, for yet another high-profile brand - German prime export Montblanc - has chipped in with its member contribution for Google's smartwatch club. The message here is that this watch is meant to look and serve up some Android Wear 2.0 goodness. Moving passed the battery, in terms of the rest of the specs, the NO.1 D7 comes loaded with a 1.3-inch display, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and is powered by a MediaTek MTK6572 processor. The casing is 12.5mm thick and 46mm wide with a 300mAh battery keeping it going all day and only an IP68 water resistance rating.

So what doesn't it have?

Released in partnership with Google, Montblanc said it wants to "introduce fine watchmaking codes to the connected watch world, marking a new era in luxury wearables for men".


Global Positioning System - not a huge omission but their competitor in the luxury segment has it.

Just as with the TAG Heuer smartwatch, there are customisation options for the Summit. Porter, Montblank's official web store, and to-be-announced retail partners.

These variants include silver and black PVD coated stainless steel models, a dual-colored steel version with a silver body and black watch face and lastly, a silver titanium model.

The Summit's specs indicate that Montblanc is focusing more on the style and less on delivering a product that houses innovative features. The Summit is entirely customizable, with more than 300 wearable combinations, between various watch case materials, digital displays, and strap materials, which include a rubber North Atlantic Treaty Organisation strap in various colors, a classic black calfskin strap, and a brown or navy blue Sfumato calfskin leather strap from Montblanc's own leather atelier, Montblanc Pelleteria, in Florence, Italy. The titanium model of the Summit starts from $980. The watch will go on sale in May. What is your must-have feature in a smartwatch?


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