Sometimes the best way to recalibrate is through the beauty of nature and Montblanc couldn’t agree more. Taking its love for the great outdoors to new heights is the highly compelling 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition timepiece. Inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s, this high performance world timer is everything a modern explorer would ever need.
The 42mm bronze case is exceptional finished with a combination of brushed surfaces and polished accents. The khaki-green dial is as authentic as it gets and reenforces the Geosphere’s connection to nature. Adding to the premium wearing experience, are the slim bevelled horns, the fluted crown and the bi-directional compass bezel.
The exploration angle becomes even more apparent on the dial, all thanks to the unique display of the time-zones around the world. The Geosphere features a brand new worldtime complication with two turning hemisphere globes. The domed hemispheres make a full rotation over a 24-hour period, with the northern hemisphere at 12 o’clock turning anti-clockwise and the southern hemisphere at 6 o’clock turning clockwise. Both hemispheres are encircled by a scale representing 24 time zones and a day/night indication. In addition to the hours, minutes and the date, the subdial at 9 o’clock is used to track an additional time zone. The hand can be set independently in one-hour jumps clockwise by pushing the small pin-sized corrector pusher positioned on the case at 10 o’clock.
Enunciating the brands historical associations are the Super-Luminova infused khaki green with beige Arabic numerals, the cathedral-shaped hands, a railway minute track and the original Montblanc logo from the 1930s. The Seven Summits from which this masterpiece draws its inspiration are distinctly marked on the globes with red dots.
Housed inside the 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition is an automatic winding MB 29.25 movement with a power reserve of approx. 42 hours. In order to guarantee the performance of the product line, all Montblanc 1858 models undergo over 500 hours of simulated wear, with specific testing and controls under extreme conditions.
The bronze coated titanium case back is engraved with the emblematic Montblanc mountain, a compass and two crossed ice pick-axes, as a nod to the spirit of mountain exploration.
Limited to 1858 pieces, the new Montblanc 1858 Geosphere comes with a high-quality “NATO” strap. These straps are handcrafted in France at a traditional weaving manufacture that has been in production for over 150 years.
Recommended Retail Price: $9,340 Australian Dollars