SINGAPORE (Nov 19): Montblanc got it right when it paired digital capabilities and fine watchmaking with the launch of the Summit smartwatch in 2017. This year’s offering, the Summit 2, is built for travel, fitness or exploration, according to Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki. “Summit 2 is a versatile companion created for urban explorers, business travellers and performance seekers looking to push boundaries in everything they do,” he says.

Summit 2 offers a choice of watch face combinations from the brand’s well-known collections such as the 1858, Bohéme Date and Bohéme Classic. In all, there are more than a thousand combinations to pick from as you can customise indicators, backgrounds, hands and complications.

Digital features include a Google Assistant that updates your flight status, makes restaurant reservations and does translations, among other things. The Montblanc Running Coach app will help the wearer stick to a fitness regime. For more about the Summit 2’s features, make a trip to the nearest Montblanc boutique.

Cat's eye
Made in Italy, Stella McCartney’s cat-eye tortoiseshell sunglasses pay homage to the flawless taste of the late Princess Grace of Monaco. Best of all, these acetate frames are also renewable and biodegradable. 

Click & drive
Ever thought of buying a car online? Hyundai has launched its first omni-channel online car retail platform Click & Drive, where you can pick the car you want, the colour you like and even look at financing packages. Should you need real-time help, there is a live chat capability — and we do not mean a chatbot. After making your selection, you can choose to have the car brought to you for a test drive. This is part of Komoco Motors’ and Hyundai Motor Co’s joint effort to provide customers with a better retail experience, more informed options and convenience when buying a car.


Be a hero
Adrenaline junkies will love the GoPro HERO7. The tiny, tough waterproof action camera will enable you to capture your sailing, biking, go-kart racing and other exploits and share them with your friends. The intuitive touchscreen ensures you get great shots without having to fiddle with tricky buttons.

Personal fragrance
Prada’s new La Femme Prada and L’Homme Prada fragrances allow you to customise your bottle of perfume with iconic designs from Atelier Prada. Stamp your own style by picking from its signature patterns and adding some retrostyle stickers too. 

Pucker up
Create a dramatic red lip with Shiseido’s Rouge Rouge lipstick. It has been been newly formulated for a rich texture and a more defined lipline.

This article appeared in Issue 857 (Nov 19) of The Edge Singapore.

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