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Back in 2015, Montblanc dabbled in the world of smartwatches by introducing E-Strap – the company’s first piece of smart wearable technology. Although the E-Strap combined the fine watchmaking of Montblanc with smart digital tech, it wasn’t a proper smartwatch. However, after two years, Montblanc has finally come with a proper high-end smartwatch. Meet the Montblanc Summit, the band’s first smartwatch. “Nothing compares to the sensation of traditional fine Swiss watchmaking, but in a fast moving world being able to access all kinds of information digitally has become essential,” explains Jerome Lambert CEO Montblanc International. “Montblanc Summit bridges these two worlds with a simple and highly functional product that gives its owners the freedom to have it all.”
For the Montblanc Summit Smartwatch, the luxury brand collaborated with Google. The watch runs on the all new Android Wear 2.0 OS and uses Qualcomm’s superfast Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor to deliver topnotch performance along with optimal battery life. As far as the design is concerned, the timepiece has been crafted to evoke the vintage appearance of Montblanc’s award-winning 1858 collection. In addition to the 46mm case, even the digital faces are a digital representation of the 1858 collection.
The Montblanc Summit Smartwatch has a 1.39” large AMOLED display is covered by a curved sapphire glass, a world-first in smartwatches. The 46mm case comes in a choice of four different materials and styles —black PVD coated stainless steel; a bi-color stainless steel case with a black PVD coated stainless steel bezel; stainless steel case with satinated finish and a grade 5 titanium case also with satinated finish. For those who need personalization, Montblanc is offering the possibility of designing unique personalized dial, working hand-in- hand with the Montblanc Creative Director, designers and engineers. The Montblanc Summit will be available from May 2017 with a starting price of €890 ($950 approximately).
As if things couldn’t get any better for our favorite Louis Vuitton Noe Bag, suddenly comes this beautiful rendition of it in the newest and latest NeoNoe Bag. You can look closer and compare them side-by-side and you’ll instantly notice the difference without a hitch!
Designed in 1932 originally as a bag made to transport bottles of Champagne, the Noe comes back and returns for the Spring summer 2017 Collection as the NeoNoe. A modern and on-trend bucket bag in supple Monogram canvas made more beautiful with colorful calf-leather accents, this one definitely wins the game.
It features a luxurious Monogram coated canvas that is beautifully complemented by gold-color metal hardware. Aside from this, it also has a colorful calf-leather trim and a colorful bonded microfiber lining for an added fashion twist.
The NeoNoe Bag also has a drawstring closure for easy access and has an adjustable long strap with press studs so you can stylishly carry it in whatever way works best for you. Looking inside, it has an inside zipped pocket to keep your things organized.
Comparing it with the original Noe bag, you’ll notice that the adjustable strap is re-designed as the side leather is entirely done in Monogram Canvas.
Measuring 10.2” x 8.7” x 10.6” (L x H x W) inches and is priced $1390 USD, $1770 AUD, ¥10700 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.
So what do you think?
Other Brands Designer Shoes Christian Louboutin launches spring-summer 2017 collection
Christian Louboutin launches its spring-summer 2017 collection with a new shoot called, ‘Ruby Tuesday’. The studio shoot channels the swinging sixties in colorful images captured by Casper Sejersen. Louboutin takes on eclectic inspiration ranging from mod influences to the rock ‘n’ roll style of The Rolling Stones. The new season features everything from block-heeled pumps to strappy sandals and leather flats. As for handbags, large clutches and miniature totes like the ‘Paloma’ take the spotlight. Discover more from Christian Louboutin’s spring collection below.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SPRING/SUMMER 2017 LOOKBOOKInspired by the sixties, Casper Sejersen photographs Christian Louboutin’s spring-summer 2017 collectionChristian Louboutin’s spring-summer 2017 collection spotlights whimsical stylesThe Shoepeaks clutch appears in Christian Louboutin’s spring 2017 collection
An image from Christian Louboutin’s spring-summer 2017 collectionChristian Louboutin features Paloma Calfskin Leather Tote in spring-summer 2017 lookbookChristian Louboutin’s spring-summer 2017 collection features the Zerlisixty Block Heel Pump
Christian Louboutin Kaleidra Spike T-Strap Red Sole Sandal $895
Channel your inner rebel in this spiked sandalChristian Louboutin Jonatina Sandal $795
An ankle strap makes this sexy sandal so modernChristian Louboutin Paloma Nano Calf Tote Bag $1,200
This miniature bag is great to carry all of your essentialsChristian Louboutin Zerlisixty Block Heel Pump $795
A cute bow adds a feminine statement to this low pump Louis Vuitton
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There are bags that try as you might, never really become anything more than last season’s forgotten wares. Then there are those that become instant hits the moment they hit the shelves without even a huge publicity campaign behind it. Ones that are fuelled only by the bag’s good looks, functionality and of course, its relative affordability, that’s as rare as a unicorn as far as luxury bags go in the marketplace these days.
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Which brings us to Louis Vuitton’s Pochette Métis, the triple threat entrant to the French luxury house’s family of bags that’s still a hit today even though it has been around since 2013. Measuring just 25 cm by 19 cm, it looks familiar because it was inspired by the Monceau, its stiffer, more severe predecessor. In the Pochette Métis you’ll see the similarities between the two, the briefcase-like style with its front flap, that unmistakable clasp, the top handle but with a more rounded body, and better function. In the Monceau you had a smaller compartment attached to the front of the bag; in the Pochette Metis you have two similarly-sized gusseted compartments with a zip patch pocket at the bag.
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First made available only in Monogram Canvas (which is still highly sought after), the Pochette Métis has since been released in Monogram Empreinteleather (Pink as well as a Dark Blue with red piping), Monogram Infrarouge(that’s red monograms on black coated canvas) and most recently Monogram Reverse, which is the darling of the moment.
Priced from SGD2510 for the one in Monogram Reverse (I’m assuming it is more or less the same for the ones in coated canvas), you could wear it across the body or over the shoulder, remove the sling completely and use a twirled-up scarf as a sling, even wrap the handle with a silk bandeau to give it a completely new look. One bag, many different looks. Which in my books makes it even more desirable than the next.