March 2017 – MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, is pleased to announce its exclusive global partnership with Montblanc to launch the Maison’s first smartwatch in cooperation with Google, the Montblanc Summit Collection.

Launching in May, the Montblanc Summit Collection will be sold exclusively through MR PORTER for a two week run before the collection is available for general release across Montblanc boutiques internationally.

Montblanc presents the first high-end smartwatch with both a classic and vintage look creating a digital interpretation of fine watchmaking, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and premium materials – such as slightly curved sapphire glass covering the timepieces display, which is a world first in smartwatches.

Pre-installed apps include Runtastic, Google Play, Google Assistant, Uber and Foursquare, making the Montblanc Summit the perfect digital lifestyle companion for the modern man. Key features comprise of a full round touch-screen display, heart-rate monitor, barometer and a 4GB Flash storage that can be used to sync and play music without the need of a smartphone – all connected via Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

Teaming up with Google, the Montblanc Summit Collection benefits from the all new Android Wear™ 2.0 operating system for smartwatches, offering the most advanced software and functionalities, whist delivering key compatibility with Android and iOS devices. Montblanc worked alongside Qualcomm® Technologies to put its Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor to full use, aiming to deliver high performance while maximising battery life.

The Montblanc Summit Collection will be available on MR PORTER in 7 different variations – all housed within a 46mm case in black PVD coated stainless steel, stainless steel, bi-colour stainless steel or grade 5 Titanium, coupled with a selection of sporty and classic straps in rubber, calfskin leather, and Sfumato calfskin leather handcrafted in the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence – in a range of easy to wear, tonal colours including black, brown, green and deep blue.

“We are delighted to be the exclusive global launch partner of the Montblanc Summit, a pioneering timepiece that is sure to disrupt and take the evolving smartwatch industry by storm. This partnership sees Montblanc’s luxury collections on MR PORTER extend from writing instruments, leather goods and accessories, into our growing Fine Watch category – providing our customers with a unique blend of traditional craftsmanship and digital innovation.”

Mr Toby Bateman, Managing Director, MR PORTER

“We are very glad to be partnering with Mr Porter, the go-to destination for the most current trends in luxury menswear for the launch of Montblanc Summit, our first smartwatch. An exciting time for the Maison, where smart luxury is a key theme for new product development, crafting pieces that are beautifully made whilst serve to enrich the life of the user. In this digital age, people want to ensure greater efficiency whilst still owning a timepiece that carries the codes of fine Swiss watchmaking – Summit marries the two things perfectly.”

Mr Jérôme Lambert CEO Montblanc International