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The advent of smart watches elicits swift but untested responses from Swiss watchmaking bigwigs.

IWC’s digital device, a module no larger than a five-cent coin, is one that comes embedded in the brand’s watchstraps
Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed Chronograph with e-Strap
Breitling’s B55
Breitling’s B55 Connected

N OTHING felt more incongruous than experiencing a slice of Silicon Valley at Switzerland's largest watch exposition. Upon arrival at BaselWorld 2015 in March, the annual watch fair where the biggest names in luxury watchmaking display their latest wares, one spies a large signboard on TAG Heuer