Montblanc TWIN Smart Strap
Montblanc heralds a new era in luxury wearables with a new accessory that allows classic timepiece lovers to enhance their watch with digital features including notifications, step tracking and a new Montblanc payment solution.
With bridging the worlds of traditional watchmaking and wearable technology, Montblanc ensures that watch aficionados no longer need to choose between mechanical beauty and digital functionality. The Montblanc TWIN Smart Strap is an accessory that can be attached to most timepieces to upgrade it with the smart features needed to thrive a fast-paced world where staying connected has become an essential part of everyday life. The simple addition of this elegant and discreet solution transforms any mechanical timepiece into a connected companion that can receive notifications, track fitness and serve as a mobile payment solution with the new Montblanc Pay payment platform.
Montblanc TWIN Smart Strap consists of two parts – a smart module with a curved display and a specially designed strap that can be mounted onto almost any timepiece.
• The thin and light weight smart module made of high quality watchmaking stainless steel and covered by a curved special glass highly resistant to scratches and shocks acts as a mechanical clasp to fasten the timepiece, with a sophisticated design that blends in with most timepieces. Under the elegant protective glass lays a curved monochrome OLED display to read notifications and an LED light array to be visually notified, on top of vibration alerts. Bluetooth connectivity ensures smooth communication with the Montblanc TWIN companion app for iOS and the NFC chip with Secure Element allow easy contactless payment. The module is IP68 water resistant and allows for up to a week autonomy on a single charge.
• The high quality and comfortable strap that can be mounted on most timepieces without any tools, and be adjusted for any wrist size. The strap exists in two different widths – 22 and 20mm – which adapts to the standard width of horns for most male watches. The strap itself is made of a high-quality rubber composite with structural blocks specially designed to allow guided and easy adjustment. The upper part of the strap exists in four different versions to allow personalisation and match classic but also more contemporary types of timepieces: black calf leather, vintage brown calf leather, black nylon and black & grey striped nylon.
Montblanc unveils a new feature with the TWIN Smart Strap - Montblanc Pay – a new mobile payment platform that brings contactless payment to its owner’s wrist, allowing mechanical timepieces to act as digital wallets for the first time and pay with a simple wrist gesture at all compatible payment terminals. Montblanc Pay allows the user to digitalise up to five credit cards into the Montblanc Twin companion app. Developed in full partnership with Visa and Mastercard to ensure the highest security standards, ease of use and reliability, the Montblanc TWIN Smart Strap is equipped with security sensors that deactivate the payment function in case of theft or loss, with state-of-the-art data encryption to prevent hacking of credit card data and other personal information.
Montblanc TWIN Smart Strap
Display:OLED covered with curved SR+ Glass
Dimensions:47 x 26 mm
Thickness:6 mm at thickest point
Battery:Up to a week on single charge
Water-resistant:IP68 splash and rain resistant
Payment:Yes, Montblanc Pay
Languages:English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Feedback:Vibration and LED light array
The Montblanc TWIN Smart Strap is available from August 2018 with a starting RSP of 390€. It will be available through Montblanc Retail channels, Montblanc website and a network of authorized resellers and in a selected number of countries.