Ease of use and user-friendliness are the top priorities for Montblanc’s new Star World-Time GMT Automatic. All functions can be operated via the readily grasped and screwed crown. Presented in a 42mm steel case, this piece is available with black or silver guilloche dial.
When the crown is in its neutral (unscrewed) position, turning it clockwise manually winds the automatic movement and turning it counter-clockwise resets the outer ring which indicates the worlds 24 time zones. When the crown has been withdrawn to its first extracted position, turning it clockwise resets the date and turning it counter-clockwise triggers the GMT hand (with the red tip) to advance in hourly increments. Finally, when the crown has been withdrawn to its second extracted position, turning it clockwise adjusts the 12-hour and the minute-hand in the usual manner.
The 12-hour hand is permanently coupled to the movement and shows the time in the wearer’s present location. The smaller GMT hand is accompanied by a contrastingly colored 24 hour-scale indicating whether people are momentarily at work or asleep in the distant time zone. The outer ring simultaneously indicates the corresponding time on 24 global time zones when correctly adjusted with the current time and location of the GMT hand.
Based on a special toothing system, this new setting mechanism, by which both the flange and the watch movement can be activated, has been submitted for patent protection. This construction both controls all indications on the dial and disconnects the movement from the wheels of the time zone and world time indicators whenever a time zone correction is made. This means the movement continues to keep accurate time while the time zone is being set.
The mechanism is integrated into self-winding calibre MB 4810/405, running at 28,800 vph with a 42 hour power reserve.
The case is water resistant to 3 ATM. A sapphire crystal in the caseback offers a view of the movement and winding rotor. The front sapphire crystal is anti-reflectively treated on both sides.
The Montblanc Star World-Time GMT Automatic is available in two versions: one with a black guilloche dial, silver-coloured Arabic numerals and rhodium-plated hands; the other with a silver-colored guilloche dial with black numerals and blued hands. The black dial version is affixed to a black alligator-leather strap; the silver-colored model is attached to a steel bracelet. A triple stainless steel folding clasp reliably closes and easily opens each wristband.
The retail price is 3430 euros,
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