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Watches Jewellery Montblanc Merges Traditional Watchmaking With Wearable Technology

Montblanc Merges Traditional Watchmaking With Wearable Technology

Photo: Montblanc
By Brian Cheong
By Brian Cheong
August 28, 2018
If you have been struggling to choose between a mechanical and a smart watch in the morning, Montblanc offers a novel solution that combines both with its TWIN Smart Strap.
Photo: Montblanc
Photo: Montblanc

As captivating as Montblanc’s new Heritage Chronometrie Perpetual Calendar is, it doesn’t allow you to make mobile payment nor does it track your fitness. Narrowing the gap between analog and digital display is the TWIN Smart Strap that Montblanc claims is able to attach to most timepieces, not just its own but other brands too.

The strap consists of a smart module that also doubles as a clasp. Crafted in stainless steel and scratch-resistant glass, it boasts a curved OLED display to read notifications, an LED light array to be visually notified as well as Bluetooth connectivity with a companion app for iOS.

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Photo: Montblanc
Photo: Montblanc

Apart from receiving text message or email notifications, its most unique feature is the Montblanc Pay, a mobile wallet developed in partnership with Visa and Mastercard.

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In addition, the daily activity tracking doesn’t just keep count of the number of steps you have taken. It also sychronises with the calendar in your iPhone and copies any picture or video taken from the phone into the respective calendar event, allowing you to access visual memories whenever and wherever you like.

As for the strap, it is made of a high quality rubber composite with structural blocks for easy adjustment. And because Montblanc doesn’t deal in boring black rubber, the upper part of the strap is layered with a choice of four stylish designs: black calf leather, vintage brown calf leather, black nylon and black and grey striped nylon.

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