The first watch by Montblanc whose unveiling is scheduled for the upcoming SIHH exhibition in Geneva is called Meistestuck Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum. It is a neat world-timer that centers its appearance on a representation of the globe and instantly shows whether it is day or night on the entire Earth. One of the top advantages of the novel piece is its price. The new world timer from the Meistestuck Heritage series will be available for $6,300 in its most affordable version with a steel case and a leather strap. Montblanc Meistestuck Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum will be additionally available with a steel bracelet, as well as in the most expensive edition with a red gold housing.
Montblanc is strengthening its Meistestuck Heritage series with a handy timekeeper that includes a very functional complication - a world-time feature. In its essence, this is a watch that utilizes Louis Cottier solution which allows the simultaneous representation of time in various time-zones. The newcomer’s dial depicts the globe as seen from the North Pole. It includes a light-blue setting for oceans and opposite colors for land representations of the globe’s two halves. Namely, the half that is seen through a blackened sapphire (that completes a full revolution every 24-hours) shows which particular places on the Earth are currently in the dark.
The watch from the Meistestuck series also includes a city disc with designations for 24 locations that represent the respective number of time zones. On the outskirts of the dial there is also a 24 hour scale that corresponds to black and white halves of the globe and which makes the reading of the indication even easier. On the other hand, the current time zone is emphasized with red letters and placed at the six o’clock position. This local time is shown with two faceted and rhodium-plated dauphine-styled hands in the center of the dial. The hands are separated from the world time mechanism, so that the switching through various time zones would not harm the precision of its basic timekeeping feature.
Heritage Meistertuck Spirit Orbis Terrarum is based on self-winding caliber MB 29.20. While it uses a Selita-made caliber as its base movement and is not completely in-house produced, it does not simply add a mechanism to the base. Instead, it fully integrates it in the movement, which makes the entire caliber so much more impressive. Otherwise, MB 29.20 integrates 26 jewels in its construction, it ticks at the frequency of 28,800 vph and it provides 42 hours of power reserve.
When it comes to the housing of the new model, it is fairly elegant and made with a restrained diameter of 41 mm. Its thickness measures to 12 mm and it is important to note that it includes sapphire crystals on both of its sides. While the front one is domed and made with glare-proof coating, the rear one is flat. Its construction also integrates a fixed outer bezel with a polished finish, a brushed case-band, as well as a crown with the brand’s logo made in bas-relief.
The watch from the series which was introduced last year in order to celebrate the big anniversary of the brand’s famed fountain pen is available in two materials. The stainless steel version is very affordable when it is paired with a black leather strap since it possesses the price of $6,300, which is almost outrageous for a timekeeper with a such in-house made complication. The version with a steel bracelet costs around $300 more. There is also a lavish version in 18 K red gold which will be available for around $17,500.