Montblanc’s Director of New Technologies, Dr Felix Obschonka, On The New Summit 3 Smartwatch

Customizable dials, faster processing and a new sensor are the heart of a handmade titanium case

The name Montblanc conjures images of heirloom-quality writing implements, wristwatches for world explorers and bon vivants, as well as leather goods born from historic craftsmanship. As such, some consumers might be surprised to learn that the heritage brand—which owns a prestigious mechanical watch movement manufacture—also produces smartwatches. To understand why, one simply needs to look to Montblanc’s new Summit 3 smartwatch, which marries a unique analog feel (thanks …

Luxury Swiss Watchmaker Ulysse Nardin Partners With Offshore Sailing Outfit 11th Hour Racing Team

Sustainability and eco-consciousness drive this partnership in advance of The Ocean Race

It’s been a milestone year for luxury Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin. In February, the unconventional brand debuted their cosmically complicated and meticulously designed Blast Moonstruck—an astronomical wristwatch that remains our favorite release of the year thus far. This week, Ulysse Nardin reinforced their commitment to planet Earth through a partnership with the 11th Hour Racing Team, a sailing squad of profound talent with sustainability and ocean …

Richard Mille’s RM UP-01 Ferrari Sets the Record for World’s Thinnest Watch Ever

In the ultra-thin mechanical wristwatch category, every fraction of a millimeter matters—and Richard Mille’s new RM UP-01 Ferrari timepiece is .05mm thinner than the previous record-holder (by Bulgari). The Richard Mille team approached the design of this watch in a different way than other contenders, developing a movement in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi that’s entirely separate from its the Grade 5 titanium …