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Jason Pitsch

The Smart-Mechanical Watch Hybrid We've All Been Waiting For?

Jason Pitsch

August 5, 2015

According to the Nico Gerard website, father-son duo Andreas and Adam Pluemer, who have strong ties to Silicon Valley and a deep understanding of manufacturing – wanted to “bridge the divide between style and function.” And so, they created the Pinnacle, which the company describes as, “A timepiece with a luxury chronometer and a smart watch joined by a single bracelet. The chronometer is situated on the outside of the wrist; the smart watch is situated on the inside of the wrist. Nico Gerard bridges the gap between fashion and function.”

The mechanical part of the watch is a basic Swiss COSC-certified chronometer movement with hours, minutes, central seconds and date. The entry-level version comes in stainless steel and includes a 38 mm steel Apple Watch. We estimate that the cost for the movement is no more than $300 and the Apple Watch is $549, plus the case, bracelet, R&D and so on – so total cost should be around $1200 (or less). Making the starting price of $9300, absolutely ridiculous.

Is this the hybrid SmartWatch we’ve all been waiting for?

We will not even answer this directly, because if you have any self-respect, the answer should be clear.

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