THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
Montblanc brings out the explorer in you with a new watch equipped with universal time and a dial designed for the highest summits.
1858 is the vintage-look collection by Montblanc. Previously focusing on military-style watches with oversized numerals and hands for optimum readability, it has now moved to a new theme suited to our present-day society, closer to nature and searching for authenticity. The aesthetic style of the timepieces is now focused on mountain exploration, as in the Geosphere. On the dial, two hemispheres stand out. They are there not only for aesthetic but also for practical reasons. Both are encircled by a scale of 24 time zones with a day/night indicator. While the North turns anti-clockwise, the South runs in the same direction as the hands, and travellers always know what time it is, no matter where they happen to be on Earth. A second time zone at 9 o’clock and a date counter at 3 o’clock round off the time information. The watch is driven by the automatic MB 29.25 movement.
On the globes, seven red points attract the eye. These are the seven highest summits on our planet, which have inspired and still inspire large numbers of explorers. The continents, like the indices, Arabic numerals and hands, are coated in Super-LumiNova® to increase visibility, even in the dark.
Two versions of the Montblanc Geosphere are available, one made of steel and the other – an edition limited to 1858 pieces – made of bronze. Both can be worn, depending on your taste, with a NATO strap, a Cognac-coloured leather model or a brand-new Bund-style aged Sfumato brown leather strap.
Price: 5,190 EUR (steel) – 5,890 EUR (bronze)
By Dan Diaconu