Sunday, 28 December 2014

Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum

Below: Designed with savvy world travellers in mind, Montblanc's latest offering to the world of timekeeping is this Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum which has a innovative and exclusive complication to tell time across all 24 timezones...

Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum
Innovative Worldtimer for the elegant traveller
In homage to the spirit of the legendary Montblanc Meisterstück Fountain Pen launched in 1924, Montblanc introduced a new watch collection to honour its 90th anniversary in 2014. From 2015 onwards this collection will assume its future position among the Montblanc watch families as the Heritage Spirit Collection.

Having the honour of being the first model to be categorised under this new Heritage Spirit Collection, the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum is designed with savvy world travellers in mind. This innovative timepiece interprets one of the most contemporary and useful complications - the world time function - in a new, innovative way. The earth is anchored at the core of this complication, that is named Orbis Terrarum, the Latin term for “globe”, “earth”, and “world”. This timepiece adopts a universal approach, telling the time in 24 timezones all over the world, thanks to a manufacture complication developed in-house by the Montblanc master watchmakers. At its centre, the main sapphire crystal dial displays the continents as viewed from the North Pole which are encircled by the names of the 24 cities representing the different timezones. Using a innovative multi-layer dial construction, the times of all 24 timezones can be indicated. A day/night disc shows at a glance where it is day or night on the planet. The rotation of this disc changes the colours of the continents as seen on the dial, alternately from light (day) to dark (night). This innovative functional principle is rare to find in fine watchmaking and is exclusively developed in-house by Montblanc.

Now anyone who owns this incredible timepiece will always keep on time no matter which corner of the planet they are in. Truly an elegant and unique watch that is a keeper.

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