Two years after dipping its toes into digital waters with its e-strap, Montblanc has become the first Richemont brand to produce a smartwatch. “We hope the new Summit smartwatch shows customers new and old that Montblanc is rooted in innovation and adapts to what the modern professional needs,” said the brand’s CEO, Jérôme Lambert, at the 950 USD watch’s unveiling. Interestingly, the company admitted they had been working on this product for some time but waited for the release of Android Wear 2.0, as this latest incarnation of Google’s wearable platform works for IOS users too. Your first impression of the watch will be that it’s big, 46mm big in fact. “The large face, made with curved sapphire crystal, allows for users to play in various apps and text or email with ease,” Lambert explained. And like TAG Heuer’s new smartwatch, it’s highly customisable too, with four different colour variants and eight strap options. In tech terms, Summit, which has a battery life of about a day, features a 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. It doesn’t however have a speaker or an NFC payment chip though, which means you won’t be able to make calls or use Android Pay. Future versions surely will, and we’re told Montblanc is also looking at the integration of the Summit with their Augmented Paper (paper notebooks that record your writing into the cloud). This may not sound like much but we think it could prove a godsend to those wanting to work on flights where tablets and laptops are banned.