If you want a prudent example of an analogue luxury brand seamlessly navigating the transition to digital, you need look no further than Montblanc. The Swiss label so synonymous with conventional pen and ink has hit new heights with the Summit, a sub-£1,000 smartwatch that marries the marque’s horological nous with an Android-based, Snapdragon-powered OS. The satisfyingly substantial 46mm case comes in four finishes, from PVD steel to satin titanium, and there are eight straps to choose from — including a rubberised contrast NATO number in red. The sapphire glass touchscreen is also (almost imperceptibly) curved to reinforce the Summit’s mechanical Swiss-watch credentials. Beyond the face (which can be configured to a seemingly limitless array of designs, including bespoke dials), there’s the latest Google Assistant and fitness monitoring, and Montblanc is promising a full day’s use from each charge. Reach your own Summit at Mr Porter from May.

€890, montblanc.com