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Montblanc Smart Headphones for Stan

A few weeks after introducing Stan Wawrinka as his new Mark Maker, Montblanc unveils the technological object dedicated to him.

On 18 February, the Montblanc boutique in Geneva welcomed a distinguished guest, a tennis player with an impressive international career, well-known throughout the world, and also of course in his home country, Switzerland. Stan Wawrinka, who was born in Lausanne and spent his childhood in the village of Saint-Barthélémy, came to Geneva, his neighbouring town, to be presented as the new ambassador of Montblanc. Or rather, as the new Mark Maker, according to the terminology adopted by the brand. Montblanc’s emblem, the white six-pointed star, represents the eponymous summit of the Alps, and also gave its name to the bridge that crosses Geneva, just opposite the boutique. The Mark Makers that Montblanc chooses are "personalities - sportsmen and women, artists or entrepreneurs - inspiring, passionate and free, people who surpass themselves, follow their instincts and have a beautiful sensitivity to the world around them". 

That evening at the Montblanc boutique in Geneva, Stan Wawrinka, looking very smart all dressed in black, had taken part in a game of questions about his passion for tennis, his various injuries and his winning philosophy with representatives of the medias and with Delphine Favier, General Manager of Montblanc Switzerland and Nicolas Baretzki, CEO of Montblanc. Among other answers, "Stan The Man" admitted to taking advantage of the long hours spent on planes between tournaments around the world to relax while listening to music. Who says listening to music, implies headphones, and that's exactly what the Montblanc representatives announced that evening: the upcoming launch - still under embargo - of a new technological product, wireless headphones.

The Montblanc Smart Headphones are unveiled today. 

Smart Headphones for a smart Stan Wawrinka

Montblanc Smart Headphones © Montblanc

Designed for optimal comfort, enhanced functionality and uncompromising quality, Montblanc's first Smart Headphones are foldable and compact. These sleek travel companions complete Montblanc’s tech travel offering that contributes to making business and leisure travel more seamless, productive and enjoyable from departure to destination.

Travelling is an essential part of the luxury business lifestyle. Quality headphones have become an essential accessory for today’s traveller. To meet the demands of those who live life on the road or in the air, the over-ear wireless Montblanc headphones feature:
• Active noise cancelling technology
• Advanced technology for impressive sound quality
• Ergonomic design for greater comfort
• Fine materials and quality craftsmanship for durability
• Google Assistant for a more personalized on-the-go experience featuring voice-activated device control and commands
• Functions across a broad range of Bluetooth devices, including iOS & Android

An team of award-winning engineers and designers collaborated on the development of the headphones to achieve great sound quality, comfortable wear as well as a stylish look consistent with the Maison’s heritage of fine craftsmanship and timeless design. Sound expert and visionary Alex Rosson lent his acoustic mastery and audio engineering expertise to the creation of headphones that would deliver a signature Montblanc sound.

“When developing these travel essentials, our focus was not just on creating headphones that would deliver performance and reliability, but also a design that was very distinctive with larger headphones to comfortably cover the ear, as well as sleek metal and leather finishes that give it that unmistakable Montblanc flair. When they are on the road, whether business or leisure, intrepid travellers want stylish accessories that help them stand out wherever they go,” says Zaim Kamal, Montblanc Creative Director.

The Montblanc Smart Headphones come in three different combinations: black leather with chrome metal finishes, brown leather with gold coloured metal finishes and light grey leather with polished metal finishes. Each pair of headphones comes in a fine fabric pouch with a USB-C charging cable, Audio Jack cable and an airplane adaptor. The Montblanc Smart Headphones are available from March 2020 at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online. 

Smart Headphones for a smart Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka, on his way to the Montblanc boutique in Geneva © Montblanc


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