New watch release Montblanc Summit 2+ Smartwatch

New watch release Montblanc Summit 2+ Smartwatch

The new 2020 luxury watch release Montblanc Summit 2+ Smartwatch is now here, and in true testament to the motto #StayAhead, it’s loaded with additional specifications. This new release joins a bunch of other mechanical watches release by Montblanc for 2020 that can viewed here and also a set of new headphones.

This new version comes after a gap of two years, the last Montblanc smartwatch releasing back in 2018. 

So What’s New

Featuring a refined 43.5mm case design, it is the first luxury cellular watch that is powered with Wear OS by Google that enables making calls, answering messages and connecting to online services easier than ever before. This means you can stay connected at all times, even when you are nowhere near your smartphone.

An added feature we admire is the inclusion of a Speedometer, Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and GPS: a smart watch that you can now take on new outdoor adventures with you. 

“Montblanc is taking a bold next step in the luxury wearables sector with its new Summit 2+, offering even more capabilities through Wear OS by Google… Designed to be a powerful daily companion, Summit 2 + links you to the world around you, enabling to stay active and connected at all times.”

Nicolas Baretzki, CEO Montblanc.
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Design Influences

The mechanical watch purists would be happy to note that the design of this watch has been inspired by the design codes of the exisiting Montblanc 1858 collection.

To maintain the mechanical watch aesthetics, each timepiece is fitted with a rotating crown and two additional programmable pushers.

Another feature they will admire is the variety of case finishes and strap configurations this one comes in. 

You can choose between black DLC steel, stainless steel, rose gold coloured and bronze coloured steel. You can then customise that with a variety of interchangeable strap options.

Technical specifications 


Specifications
ChipsetQualcomm SDW3100
OSWear OS H-MR1
DimensionDiameter 43.5mm, thickness 13.72mm
Display1.28′ AMOLED
Cover Glass2mm Sapphire glass (with 0.45 bump)
Memory1GB DDR / 8GB Flash
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2 LE, WIFI 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, NFC (with SE), LTE, 3G
LTE NetworkSKU1:WCDMA Band 1/8LTE Band 1/3/38/40/41
AcousticsSpeaker, Microphone
SensorHeart Rate, Barometer, Compass,  Accelerometer, Gyro, Ambient Light Sensor
Water protectionIPx8
HapticsYes
Charger / Cable5V1A, Type C 2.0
Battery440 mAh
Buttons2 pusher + 1 crown button; rotating crown
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Watch Ya Gonna Do About It

Montblanc has been synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship and design, and with this new smartwatch technology, they are also pusing boundaries in the digital field. 

A noteworthy feature is that the watch faces remain visible at all times with the always-on colour ambient mode and has great additional apps especially for the avid travellers and health freaks. 

If you are in the market for a smart watch, and don’t wish to buy the almost everywhere seen Apple watch, go for this. It’s the tech of the future, on your wrist today. 

Cost range of Montblanc Summit 2+ Smartwatch: 1’580 AUD to 2’400 AUD.

For more information of these watches and other Montblanc watches, head to their website here.