Montblanc: 165 years of watchmaking heritage
Montblanc marks a quite impressive anniversary: 165 years of watchmaking heritage. To honour this history, the brand is launching new models – the 1858 Zero Oxygen line focuses on the world’s 14 highest peaks (all above 8,000m), while the Iced Sea collection is inspired by the Mont Blanc Glacier Mer De Glace.
Paying tribute to the world’s highest peaks and the alpinists who dare to climb them enduring extreme conditions, the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Chronograph 0 Oxygen The 8000 (Limited Edition to 290 pieces) is housed in a 44mm titanium case totally devoid of oxygen, which eliminates any fogging and prevents oxidisation.
Calibre is MB 29.27, an automatic movement that includes a date at 3 o’clock and two 3D turning globes with the Northern Hemisphere at 12 o’clock and the Southern Hemisphere at six o’clock. The brand is very proud of the sfumato dark grey glacier pattern dials that enrich the 0 Oxygen models. The caseback features the profile of the 14 peaks.
The Star Legacy line welcomes the Grey Capsule collection, which proposes three models with a new perspective on the Mont Blanc. All three models have a 39mm case and there will be 1786 pieces of each (Jacques Balmat was the first to climb Mont Blanc in 1786). And, finally, the new colour this year for the Iced Sea models is grey. The sports, diving timepieces have a glacier pattern dial, a bicolor bezel and they come with a steel bracelet and a rubber strap. The boutique edition boasts a green dial, reminiscent of the green ice in the Arctic landscapes.
Last, but obviously not least, the limited-edition 1858 Ice Sea Coffret set that comes in a special presentation case.