Luxury watch brand MONTBLANC has unveiled its new TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap line of watches combining Swiss watchmaking expertise with some exciting new connected technology.
The Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap watches mix a connected bracelet with the stylings of the brand’s traditional Swiss watches.
The key feature is the interchangeable strap which offers an activity tracker, smart notifications, a remote control, and Find-Me functionality and connects via Bluetooth Low Energy to both Android and iOS devices.
The bracelet’s smart tech (contained within a stainless steel box) vibrates to let you know about incoming calls and also lets you read emails and other social media and text messages from your wrist.
The activity tracker measures calories burned, steps taken and distance covered, with the data accessible from a smartphone app.
Meanwhile the remote control function lets you take charge of your phone remotely in order to take photographs or change songs, and the Find-Me option works within 30 meters, to help you track down either your phone or your watch when you have one of the two in your hand.
You’ll need to recharge the e-bracelet every five days (via micro-USB).
That’s not the only innovation: the Montblanc Extrême leather used for the strap was created in the brand’s Florentine atelier and mixes leather and carbon in a new process that covers the leather surface and impregnates it with carbon for added resistance to scratches, water and fire.
The watches will go on sale in June with the following options:
Timewalker Urban Speed Automatic e-Strap, 42mm – €2,990
Timewalker Urban Speed UTC e-Strap – €3,990
Timewalker Urban Speed Chronograph e-Strap – €4,690
The E-Strap unit is priced at a further €350.
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