Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum: Applying a Golden Touch

One of the things that I appreciate most about autumn is the changing of the leaves. I am fortunate to live in a forest-like area, and when the sun is shining through those colored leaves, it feels like mother nature has opened her jewelry store. I had a similar experience viewing the new Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum by Montblanc. The brand introduced shades of pink gold in a monochrome color palette, resulting in a dashing effect.

The Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum is an eye-catching watch, to begin with. It shows the world time by means of a map, dominating the center of the dial. Underneath, a guilloche motif in two different colors cleverly tells you if it is day or night in which part of the world. For added convenience, Montblanc also included this in the hour ring around the map, combined with one indicating capitals in different timezones. This watch is the fourth version of the Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum since it was first introduced in 2014.

Housed in a 43mm case of stainless steel, Montblanc has plenty of space to bring the complication to life without making it look crowded. The time can also easily be adjusted with the crown located at 8 o’clock. Once set, all you have to do is operate a pusher until the reference city is at 12 o’clock when traveling, and the hour and minute hand will automatically synchronize accordingly.

The movement that makes this possible is Montblanc caliber MB 29.20, featuring automatic winding, a power reserve of 42 hours, and running at 28,800 VpH (4 Hz). This movement is based on the Sellita SW 350-1, fitted with Montblanc’s manufacture world-time complication module. A contemporary touch is given by applying Super-LumiNova to the hour markers and the leaf-shaped hands. Purists might complain about this, but I like the fact that Montblanc offers a contemporary take on classic chic. The practical use of the Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum will be apparent to anybody who frequently travels from one timezone to another.

The way that Montblanc presents the complication, combined with the many exciting details, makes it so that I wouldn’t mind leaving my autumn forest, for now, to dash into another timezone with this Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum on my wrist.

The Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum is priced at $7,000 and available through Montblanc’s boutiques and retail partners.

To learn more, visit Montblanc, here

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