German luxury goods manufacturer Montblanc has released the second edition of its multi-featured Summit luxury smartwatch. The follow up from the first edition introduced in 2017 comes with a compact unisex 42mm case.
The Summit 2 is the first luxury smartwatch to feature the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset by Qualcomm, which has benefits including improved battery life and a week-long time-only mode.
Wear OS by Google powers Summit 2, and is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones. It has a built-in watch face configurator, making over a thousand watch face combinations possible by customising indicators, background, hands and “complications”.
The different case finishes of the new release – black DLC steel, stainless steel, bicolour steel and titanium Grade 2 – can be combined with 11 different interchangeable strap options including calfskin, Milanese steel, rubber sport and nylon. Montblanc claims that this contributes towards the potential creation of about 70,000 individual looks for the watch.
The manufacturer said that the design of the new timepiece, which features a rotating crown and two programmable pushers, is inspired by its Montblanc 1858 collection. It comes with a number of new digital, travel and fitness functions.
Summit 2’s exclusive travel functions include the new Timeshifter app and watch face, which claims to minimise jet lag based on the traveller’s sleep pattern and flight plan. Used by astronauts and elite athletes, and based on the latest in sleep and circadian neuroscience, Timeshifter provides updates and instructions directly on the Summit 2 watch face, helping travellers to adjust fast to a new time zone, Montblanc said.
In addition, the Summit 2 features the Montblanc Travel Info app which provides “relevant local traveller information”. The voice-activated translator of the app gives its user direct translations from a multitude of languages directly to the watch’s display.
Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki said: “Built for travel, fitness or exploration, Summit 2 is a versatile companion created for urban explorers, business travellers and performance seekers looking to push boundaries in everything they do.
“These high achieving individuals want to be connected at all times with easy access to functional features and apps that allow them to always stay ahead and be productive on-the-go, while still enjoying the experience of wearing a fine timepiece.”
Summit 2 is available in selected Montblanc travel retail locations worldwide.