MONTBLANC Sees That The Brain Must Be on The Belt

Square, round, self-employed, dependent on the phone, with the platform of Google, or without it, few companies are here to stay without creating a Smart clock. Companies that carry lifetime by watches, and others coming from the world of consumer electronics seeking a piece of the cake.

The traditional market of watches is huge, with many levels of prices and technologies. A firm as prestigious as the German MONTBLANC He has proposed a way to become intelligent their works of art, without the need to touch what they consider that it is already well.

How? Integrating the brain on the side of belt, independent to the own clock. In what they call as e-Strap, with four centimeters long, have included a screen containing all common in this type of device notifications. We have already seen the idea in the T-Band of Kairos, a project that got what he wanted in financing platforms.

Nothing revolutionary, but yes an approach to the concept smartwatch by a prestigious firm in the world of watches


Thus, at first, shocked me quite the contrast, we should see the solution in the first person to determine if the integration is well achieved. Whatever it is, it is very interesting that signatures of this draft are concerned about the Smartwatch concept.

As you would expect, the e-Strap is connected with a mobile app – Android and iOS – to receive the notifications, but it also has inside motion sensors They recorded our activities. Since it also can control mobile multimedia functions, even serves as a trigger of camera.

Entering specifications, know that the screen is 0.9 inch, touch, made with a panel OLED (128 x 36 pixels). The autonomy of e-Strap is about five days of life. In terms of connectivity, it has low-power Bluetooth 4.0.

The non-technological part of the belt is made with top quality Italian leather, while for the housing of the e-Strap has been used carbon DLC (diamond like carbon), to make a water and shock-resistant set. Apparently there will be different versions of the belt, according to size and color.

The clock falls within the family Timewalker Urban Speed Collection, but intelligent belt can be purchased separately and add to already existing in the catalog watches. There you have a gallery so that you can learn more about your design:

See complete gallery» MONTBLANC (6 photos)

There are no dates of placing on the market, but if prices, starting at 2,990 euros, and they lead up to the 4,690 euros more expensive model that incorporates it. as I have mentioned, the belt will also be available separately, at a price of 250 euros.

The mechanical clock is not played

Not could they have created a smart watch? The firm MONTBLANC believes that combining the technology with luxury is very complicated. Their customers what they want now are mechanical watches that they produce. One way to continue with this offer is to make a combo as what we have.

We’ll see the market react when Apple Watch are available for sale – with luxury versions-, and other companies like Intel and Google support new products related to the world of jewelry.