Montblanc launches its first smartwatch, the Montblanc Summit

Mont Blanc Summit in pictures - Apple and Samsung get a luxury smartwatch rival Fri, March 17, 2017 MONT BLANC launches new ultimate luxury smartwatch called the Summit.

Instead, the new device is the work of luxury pen and watch company, Mont Blanc.

After teasing of a #BeAHEAD event for the last few weeks on their social media channels, last night they announced their luxury smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0 with the hashtag #BeAHEAD. Still, you will be wearing genuine Montblanc - we could argue that most of the budget went towards the brand, rather than the technology.

The Montblanc Summit will come with a wide-range of curated apps including Uber, Worldtimer, Runtastic and Foursquare but, this being Android Wear, you're not limited to just these - remember that standalone apps were introduced with the recent Android 2.0 smartwatch update.

Admittedly that 1.39in, 400x400 AMOLED display is gorgeous, and it's protected by sapphire glass too - meaning it shouldn't end up scuffed and scratched, even after spending months on your wrist.

The luxury smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0 and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100. Montblanc also asserts that the watch will feature a 300 mAh battery, which will be capable of powering it for an entire day.

However, being a Montblanc product, the Summit will not come cheap despite its basic features and specs. Like the Tag Heuer's Connected Modular 45, the Montblanc Summit is a very large watch. With 4GB storage, the Montblanc Summit also sports microphone, WiFi, barometer and heart rate sensor.

As revealed by wearers of the Fossil smartwatches will now find the opportunity to manage Google Assistant directly from their wearable device. The Summit is offered with four different casing options including Black PVD coated stainless steel, bi-color stainless steel case with a black PVD coated stainless steel bezel, stainless steel case with satinated finish plus a grade 5 titanium case with satinated finish. Mont Blanc is really hoping you dig the Summit's style, as it certainly won't win admirers from the spec sheet alone.

You can also get a rubber or coloured navy band, and there are titanium models start at $980.

  • Arturo Norris