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.

Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.