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Montblanc 4810 Collection
Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Edition North America, Limited Edition 36
The North American continent, the destination which held countless promises to travellers, traders and emigrants crossing the Atlantic, reigns supreme on the dial of this marvellously crafted timepiece. Delicately painted by hand, the topographical map with dark blue oceans, lush green forests and grasslands, and sand-coloured deserts and mountain ridges makes each of these timepieces a unique work of astounding artistry.
Montblanc’s new Manufacture Calibre MB 29.24 unites Montblanc’s patented ExoTourbillon with a stop-seconds mechanism. Thanks to the special construction of the ExoTourbillon, this mechanism halts the screwed balance wheel to set the time precisely to the second. The stop-seconds mechanism is activated via the crown with a three-step function, which also includes winding the movement and setting the time.
With solely a prominent Roman 12, an encircling minuterie and red rhodium-plated hour and minute hands, the dial shows off the craftsmanship of the peinture miniature and the technical elegance of the ExoTourbillon in all their splendour. With a 42 mm case made of white gold, the North American edition is limited to 36 pieces like the edition depicting the European continent in equally stunning artistry. The Asian Edition is limited to 38 pieces.
Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim
Inspired by the golden age of overseas trade and travel, this sophisticated timepiece in the Montblanc 4810 Collection introduces the new Manufacture Calibre MB 29.21 while manifesting a classically elegant design. Endowing Montblanc’s patented ExoTourbillon with a highly functional quick stop-seconds mechanism, the new automatic calibre allows for setting of the time precise to the second. Smaller than standard rotors, the movement’s ultra-velocity micro rotor balances performance and precision while enabling a lighter and slimmer construction.
Thanks to the special construction of the ExoTourbillon – with the balance wheel outside the tourbillon cage for a better isochronism of the balance’s oscillation – the quick stop-seconds mechanism halts the screwed balance wheel without losing its kinetic energy. Like the setting and winding functions, which are indicated at 3 o’clock, the stop-seconds mechanism is operated via the crown. With ultimate functionality and longevity ensured by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500, the ExoTourbillon Stop-Second complication bestows this fine lifetime companion with everlasting precision. Bearing red gold-plated Roman numerals and indexes as well as red gold-plated regate hour and minute hands, the silvery-white dial exhibits an exploding Montblanc star pattern on the upper part, while the ExoTourbillon is surrounded by a refined “Côtes de Genève” pattern. The 42 mm red-gold case features straight horns, which are rounded to better suit the wrist of the wearer.
Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition, Limited Edition 1.110
Worldwide timekeeping and highly functional chronometry – the travellers crossing the Altlantic Ocean of the early 20th century would have found this timepiece’s two complications immensely useful: a 24-hour display with day & night indication for a second time zone and an in-house developed TwinFly chronograph.
A small world map subdial at 12 o’clock shows the hometime, linked with the blued central hour hand. Also in central position are the red gold-plated hour and minute hands for the local time as well as the chronograph minute and second baton hands. A subdial at 6 o’clock shows the small seconds and carries a large date window. The TwinFly chronograph of the new Manufacture Calibre MB LL100.1 is driven by a column wheel. Its start and stop functions are controlled by a vertical disc clutch via a pusher at 2 o’clock; a pusher at 4 o’clock resets it. The lower pusher also activates the eponymous fly-back function, which stops, resets and instantly restarts the elapsed minutes and seconds at a single touch.
For better readability, the chronograph indication has two separate scales. The exterior seconds scale bears small Super-LumiNova®* dots every five seconds, while the interior minutes scale has 10-minute markings in red. Red gold-plated Roman numerals and indexes on the silvery-white dial with an exploding star pattern are the hallmark of the Montblanc 4810 collection. In a 43 mm stainless steel case with straight horns, this timepiece is a sophisticated travel companion.
Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum
Named after the Latin term for “earth”, the Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum presents the worldtime complication on a skilfully crafted, multilayer sapphire crystal dial. It shows the continents as viewed from the North Pole, encircled by 24 cities representing the different time zones. Under the cut-out continents, a disc showing day/night as well as the 24 times zones rotates with the movement mechanism. As the continents change from showing the different climate zones during daytime to a dark blue colour after sunset, the course of day and night around the world can be observed at a single glance.
Upon first use, the hometime is defined by moving the reference city to the red triangle at 6 o’clock via the pusher at 8 o’clock. With each push, everything from the cities and the cut-out continents, the underlying day & night disc as well as the hour hand turns together. The minutes of the hometime are set via the crown. When travelling, the new local time zone is simply placed at 6 o’clock via the pusher at 8 o’clock, which works in 1-hour jumps without affecting the minutes.
The dial’s intricate craftsmanship is contrasted with the pure sophistication of the Montblanc 4810 collection. With rhodium-plated hour and minute hands, a black alligator-skin wristband and a 43 mm stainless steel case with straight horns, the remarkable worldtime complication is complemented by pristine elegance.
Montblanc 4810 Chronograph Automatic
Masculine elegance and superior functionality characterise the Montblanc 4810 collection timepieces for the modern traveller. Combining performance and artisanal prowess, this wristwatch encloses its precise, self-winding Calibre MB 25.07 with a bi-pusher chronograph in a large, bold case featuring a dial of functional composition and harmonious proportions.
For better readability, the time indication is distinguished from the chronograph function by the differently coloured hands. While a blue colour is used for the central chronograph seconds and the chronograph minutes and hours at 12 and 6 o’clock, the small seconds at 9 o’clock as well as the central hour and minute regate hands are red gold-plated to indicate the time. The latter hands also both have a Super-LumiNova®* coating for full visibility in the dark. A white triangle with a red gold-coloured frame at 6 o’clock indicates the date. To facilitate accurate chronometry, the precise minuterie along the dial’s edge features red markings at 30 and 60 seconds.
Adorned with an exploding Montblanc star pattern guilloché, the silvery-white dial bears applied, red gold-plated Roman numerals and indexes. Featuring straight horns and a thin bezel with a satinated border, the 43 mm stainless steel case not only complements a black alligator-skin wristband, but also matches perfectly the stainless steel bracelet with fully polished outer links and satinated centre links.
Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum Pocket Watch 110 Years Edition, Limited Edition 110
Paying tribute to early 20th century seafaring, an era where transatlantic steamliners were at their height, Montblanc introduces the maison’s first-ever pocket watch in the Montblanc 4810 collection.
Named after orbis terrarum, the Latin word for “world” or “earth”, the highly functional worldtime complication shows the passage of time on a world map as seen from the North Pole. Under the sapphire crystal dial’s multilayer construction with cut-out continents, a day & night disc – graded from yellow and green to dark blue – turns to show how the day turns into night in the different time zones. While the local time is indicated by the red gold-plated central hour and minute hands, a 24-hour ring shows the local times in 24 cities around the world.
On first use, the home time zone’s corresponding city should be placed in front of the small red triangle at 6 o’clock by using the worldtime corrector at 5 o’clock. Everything, from the day & night disc, the sapphire crystal dial with continents and cities to the central hour hand, will turn together. Then the time is set via the crown. When travelling, the local time is adjusted by moving the local city to the triangle, once again via the worldtime corrector.
A stainless steel chain, whose distinctive shape recalls the ropes used in seafaring, holds the 53 mm stainless steel case. Engraved with the overseas liner and Blue Riband winner “Deutschland” on the back, this horological work of art is limited to 110 pieces.