Two decades of smart technology.

Watches were already inspiration to the company name

Ideas that simplify life - this is how the developments we have successfully marketed for almost twenty years can be described. It is always about the innovative use of proven technologies. And from the very beginning, we had the idea for exceptional watches that combine the know-how and precision of Swiss watchmaking with the digital world.


Therefore development of watches is already written into the company name: It combines "montre" and "SA", the French terms for "watch" and "public limited company", to form montresa.


montresa. was founded almost 20 years ago by Beat Brändle, a telecommunications engineer with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications engineering and computer science. At that time, he created and marketed telecommunications technology "Made in Switzerland" for international corporations worldwide. His successful creations include, for example, the first Swiss pocket knife equipped with a USB memory, a multiple socket that can be switched on/off by SMS and a mobile phone with a location and emergency call function called creon that can be configured remotely via its own online portal.



In connection with the Hybrid Watches project, Beat assembled a team of specialists with many years of experience. This made it possible to create an outstanding product. A private label watch manufacturer, watch designer and specialist for short-distance radio transmission from the Biel region, various contract manufacturers from all over Switzerland and, of course, specialists for marketing and social media.



Based on the experience with the creon, the first senior emergency call mobile phone, the first generation of the montresa. Hybrid Watch product family, the secure - a classic watch with trigger function for the well-known senior emergency call.

For many years, Beat has controlled some of his electrical devices in his home (lights, music, door and roller shutters) remotely with his mobile phone via SMS. With the knowledge of the secure in his pocket, it was possible to bring and expand these long-standing habits into the modern world of smartphones with app, the trend - a remote control always available, was born.


The Technology

Classic Swiss watch tradition paired with smart electronics.




With their specially brushed 42 mm stainless steel body, the dial in a choice of classic shades either sporty or elegant, the montresa. Swiss Hybrid Watches strike a balance between discreet and eye-catching.





The timeless design is rounded off by easily interchangeable straps in high-class materials such as leather, stainless steel or rubber - according to your taste and depending on the occasion or activity. And no matter what you're up to: With scratch-resistant sapphire glass and waterproof to 50 metres, you're always dressed appropriately with a montresa. Swiss Hybrid Watch you'll always be properly dressed.




The inner values of the montresa. Swiss Hybrid Watches designed, developed and manufactured in Switzerland, are also exceptional: The Swiss high-end movement is synchronised via Bluetooth with the time signal of your paired smartphone. This makes the montresa. Swiss Hybrid Watches are not only highly accurate, but also automatically adjust to the current time zone and the change between summer and winter time.





At the same time, Bluetooth technology ensures that your commands are transmitted safely and reliably from the watch to the specially developed montresa. app on your smartphone. In the montresa. app, you can individually define which commands (including command chains consisting of several actions) are triggered by a click on one of the buttons (short, long or double). Each pusher allows you to trigger three commands (short, long, double click), i.e. commands or command chains in your IoT.




With their easily replaceable button cell battery, the montresa. Swiss Hybrid Watches run reliably for at least one year. So you are independent. No daily recharging, no searching for a charging cable and charger. As soon as the battery capacity falls below 20%, a red LED flashes on the watch and a message "Battery low" appears on the app. However, there is no reason to panic, because the montresa. Swiss Hybrid Watch will certainly run for another 2 months.


Technical data:

  • Specially brushed 316L steel case with sapphire glass, weight: 75g
  • Diameter: 42mm, thickness: 11mm
  • Horn width: 20mm
  • Water resistant to 5ATM (50m)
  • White, green, blue or black dial
  • Superliminova applied hour and minute hands
  • Leather strap in the same colour as the dial - 20mm wide
  • 2 High precision step movements - Ronda GB22
  • Power Control LED
  • Radio: SRD - 869MHz, BLE - 2.4GHz
  • Battery: CR2025, easy to replace, runtime >1 year

This is how smart the watches work

With a discreet click - short, long or double - on one of the pushers, the montresa. Swiss Hybrid Watches send a Bluetooth command to the montresa. app on your smartphone.

The app then triggers the corresponding application in your smartphone - from the simple opening of the garage door to complex chains of commands (flow) when leaving the office (e.g. lights off, all devices off, shutters down and doors closed) or when arriving home or even just the call for help with position indication from an uncomfortable position.



Versatile applications ... but first you have to say what the montresa. Hybrid Watches are not: Smartwatches. They are a mixture of mechanics and electronics and thus have some very important advantages:

  • They are much lighter and smaller.
  • At any time, you can easily read the time with a quick glance at the watch.
  • No daily recharging
  • No data clutter
  • ... and of course much more elegant!

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