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Montblanc adds two world timers to its Star Legacy family

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The Montblanc Star Legacy product line takes its inspiration from Minerva’s heritage and the company’s pocket watches, made during the late 19th and early 20th centuris. Orbis Terrarum comes from Latin, meaning “globe”, “earth”, and “world”, and provides the inspiration for the Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum. The timepiece is powered by an automatic movement equipped with a Manufacture complication. The idea is to propose a worldtime function, simple to set and read and easy to use in an intuitive way, combined with elegant aesthetics. Once set, it indicates all 24 time zones at a glance and shows whether it is day or night in the accompanying cities. While travelling, the timepiece is easy to set thanks to a single pusher. The dial is composed of an upper sapphire crystal rotating disc with applied 3-dimensional rhodium-coated Northern Hemisphere map and meridians surrounded by a ring depicting the 24 cities of the 24 time zones. Below this sapphire disc appears the day/night disc rotating in 24 hours and alternating from light blue for the day to dark blue for the night. A red arrow is located at 12 o’clock to point towards the related city and the owner’s local time zone. The timepiece comes in a 43 mm polished stainless steel case combined with satin-finishing on the sides.

Montblanc has unveiled a pair of world timers named the Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum.

Their design is inspired by 19th century pocket watches from Minerva, which is now owned by Montblanc, and includes elements such as round, polished pebble-shaped cases with onion-shaped crowns.

The 43mm wristwatches come in Automatic Date and Chronograph Day & Date variants using gold or steel cases and brown or blue colored maps of the world viewed from the North Pole on their dials with 24 cities positioned around the globe.

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They use Montblanc’s in-house Calibre MB M29.20 automatic movement with 42 hours power reserve.

An 18ct limited edition of 500 pieces is priced at $20,800 while the stainless steel models sell for $6,800.

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