The fashion watch company Movado has unveiled not one but two distinct lines of connected watches, one built with HP and the other with Fullpower’s MMT movement.
MMT, long-time readers will recall, is a Swiss company created by Philippe Kahn’s Fullpower Technologies to provide electronic movements to the Swiss watch industry, enabling watchmakers to retain the “Swiss-made” label. HP had earlier partnered to build a smartwatch with designer Michael Bastian.
The Movado Sport and Bellina Motion watches — the ones with MMT movements — all are analog devices with a secondary dial that shows progress toward a daily goal. There are six watches in that line, starting at $995 depending on face size and band. They’re available on movado.com.
The Bold Motion watches — the ones built with HP — are also analog watches, but include haptic feedback and have a ring of LEDs around the bezel; a combination of vibration and LED displays alert a wearer about the type of notification the watch is trying to tell you. There are two different models for $700 and will be available “in time for the holidays.”