The future is here (and WOW does it look good!) with these Swiss luxury smart watches.
A few decades ago, smart watches were as alien a technology as hoverboards or laser beams or toilets that play your favourite songs while you tend to business. So futuristic were these devices considered that fictional characters like Dick Tracey, James Bond, and Captain Kirk were portrayed using them for all ultra-cool tasks like secretly taking pictures, making phone calls, and transmitting messages to the Starship Enterprise.
Today, however, smart watches are almost as ubiquitous as smartphones, which is hardly surprising when you consider just how nifty they are. Smart watches come with an internet connection, heart rate monitor, step counter, GPS system, stopwatch, and alarms and alerts. They even allow you to tell the time! And who knows? In a few years, they’ll probably be able to make your coffee and give you a backrub too.
Now, the dynamic world of the smart watch is getting a super sexy makeover by the world’s most adored fashion houses and Swiss luxury watchmakers. Here are some coveted smart watches that will not only make your pulse race with their sleek aesthetics but will measure it too!
The ‘Summit 2’ by Montblanc
The new Montblanc Summit 2 is the perfect tool for a life of travel, fitness, and exploration. This smart watch is water-resistant to 50 meters, has a sapphire scratch-resistant glass cover, and a 1.2-inch full circle AMOLED display operated by ‘Wear’ OS by Google. The Summit 2’s features include a heart rate sensor, microphone, altimeter, accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC payment. Oh, and did we mention that it’s a damn good-looking timepiece, too?
TAG Heuer Connected
Guided by a penchant for the avant-garde, TAG Heuer pushed the limits of design and technology to create its new generation of smart or ‘connected’ watches. With these elegant and stylish chronographs—which come in an array of TAG Heuer’s iconic designs—you can receive notifications from your paired devices, detailed weather forecasts, and calendar and meeting reminders. You can also listen to music, pay securely with a twist of your wrist, translate languages, and record fitness sessions, and more. It’s like the Swiss army knife of technology, but on your wrist!
Garmin MARQ® Driver Modern tool watch
With a Bible-length list of specifications, the Garmin MARQ® Driver Modern tool watch is the ultimate companion for people with a passion for racing. This purpose-built luxury smart watch offers preloaded access to more than 250 of the world’s most famous race tracks; a tachymeter and chronograph for timing cars and calculating speeds at the track; and allows you keep you in touch with your crew and family on race days and every day. The MARQ® Driver Modern tool watch comes in a hybrid titanium bracelet with silicone links and a domed sapphire lens.
Exospace B55 Yachting
The Breitling Exospace B55 Yachting represents the balance of high-end luxury, immaculate precision, and a devotion to high-tech…but tailor-made for pilots and yachtsmen. The Swiss luxury watchmaker’s first connected chronograph, the Exospace B55 is equipped with features like an electronic tachymeter, UTC world time, a “countdown/count-up” system, and a “chrono flight” and “chrono regatta” device for recording times, amongst other functions. This futuristic, high-tech smart watch has a titanium case with rider-tab bezel, and a sturdy, sporty strap.
Apple Watch Hermès
From the collaboration between Apple Watch and French luxury fashion company Hermès comes this dramatic collection of smart watches, the ultimate tool for a modern, sophisticated life. With a vast array of classic Hermès cases and straps to choose from—as well as the ability to choose your own custom combination—you can create your very own signature style. And, as with other luxury smart watches, the Apple Watch Hermès boasts the full suite of high-tech functions and connectivity, from activity tracking and phone notifications to GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and more.
Frédérique Constant Classic Hybrid Manufacture
“The Hybrid Manufacture is a prime example of what the watch industry can do to modernize itself while still paying tribute to the traditional Swiss watchmaking techniques.”
— Niels Eggerding, Managing Director of Frédérique Constant
The Classic Hybrid Manufacture by Frédérique Constant, Swiss luxury watchmaker, is a stunningly beautiful timepiece with a connected module allowing for a suite of advanced functions. These include activity tracking, sleep cycles and quality, world timer, and even dynamic coaching, which offers suggestions and information tailored to your personal activities and goals.
Timeless fashion meets cutting-edge tech
No other nation in the world parallels the seamless art and science that is Swiss watchmaking. And the addition of cutting-edge technology only serves to elevate a product that is already stratospheric in calibre. The result? An item of personal fashion, lifestyle, and technology that even James Bond would forego a night with Brigitte Bardot for.