Nearly every watch enthusiast has, at some point, daydreamed about creating a timepiece of their own design. Luckily for those who want to take their own watch design ideas to the next level, Montblanc announced on November 27 that they will host the Montblanc X Facer Design Contest. Held in conjunction with Facer, the world’s largest smartwatch face hosting and design platform, the contest will run from November 27 to December 27 and will allow enthusiasts to design their own unique faces for the Montblanc Summit 2 smartwatch.
Twelve winners will be selected overall to have their designs featured on the Summit 2 and receive a Summit 2 of their own signed by Montblanc creative director Zaim Kamal. Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including Kamal, Montblanc New Technologies Director Dr. Felix Frank Obschonka, Facer co-founder and CEO Ariel Vardi, and aBlogtoWatch’s own founder Ariel Adams. Submissions will be judged on quality, creativity, use of the current theme, and innovative use of smartwatch features.
All designers are encouraged to participate in the contest and can submit unlimited entries. However, a few restrictions apply. Designs must be wholly original and cannot infringe on any copyright or trademark. In addition, designs cannot contain any Montblanc emblem or name. Only one entry per person can be selected as a finalist, and all designs must be submitted before midnight PST on December 27.
Each of the four weeks of the contest will feature a unique theme, and the first week’s theme is “Elegance.” Three winners will be selected each week of the contest, with submissions being evaluated on the weekly theme in addition to other criteria.
Entry is open to all, simply head over to montblanc.facer.io , create or log in to a Facer account, and begin designing!