Set to be be shown at the forthcoming SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) 2015, Montblanc’s TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap is a cool smart strap designed to interact with your smartphone and provide you additional information, notifications and controls for your iPhone or Android device.
The Montblanc e-Strap is compatible with most smartphones running on Android 4.3 and higher as well as with all iPhone models starting with iPhone 4S and newer devices and features a dedicated camera shutter control, Find-Me smartphone location feature, music playing, pausing and skipping controls, a dedicated inbuilt touch screen display for notifications and an activity tracker to help you stay fit.
On the design side, the e-Strap is interchangeable so you can switch to a regular watch band if the situation requires and it is manufactured of high quality leather in the Montblanc Pelleteria (Leather Shop) in Florence. Due to its innovative manufacturing process, the e-Strap sports a cool carbon look on it’s upper and it is abrasion resistant, water repellant and heat wear-, water- and fire-resistant.
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Based on some sources, the Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap will be priced at around $300US, it will be released in June 2015 and will be matched with the Swiss manufacturer’s TimeWalker timepiece series.