The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum: Pre-SIHH 2015
A 41mm wide case, a world timer complication activated via a single push button and a multi-layer dial displaying the continents as observed from the North Pole. These are the main features of the new Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum, the new timepiece Montblanc will officially unveil at the upcoming SIHH 2015. On its dial there are two discs: the first, used for day-night indication, is paired to a second one which displays the 24 hours. An inner disc features the names of 24 cities corresponding to the 24 different time zones on earth. These two discs can rotate separately, simply by activating the push button placed at 8.
Just set the local hour and town at 6. Local hour is visualized via the central dauphine hands, and it can be adjusted simply by operating the winding crown. When traveling, you can easily check at a glance what time it is at your destination time zone. Just set the hour and the minute to the new “local hour”, while always reading your home time at 6.
The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum adopts caliber MB29.20 whose balance wheel vibrates at 4Hz and has a 42 hours power reserve (when fully wound). It comes on a stainless steel or gold case at a starting price (for the stainless steel on alligator strap version) of 4990€, which is quite attractive if we consider how nice this watchmaking complication is. Timepieces such as the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum deserve, however, a hands on test, we can't therefore wait to get our hands on it during the SIHH 2015.
For further information please visit the official Montblanc website.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Montblanc)
Vincenzo E. @Horbiter®