Il Montblanc 1858 Geosphere it is one of the main icons of the 1858 line, thanks to the characteristic rounded and rotating globes of the two terrestrial hemispheres and to the complication of the universal time. This year, Montblanc. presents the model 1858 Geosphere in grade 5 titanium with blue and ice-colored details, which draw inspiration from the colors of the glaciers, whose shades can vary from pure white to the deepest blue, creating an extremely cold and modern look.
Il 1858 Geophere pays tribute to the challenge of Seven Summits, considered the Holy Grail of alpine excursions that aim to climb the 7 highest peaks in the world. The seven highest peaks on the planet and the Mont Blanc, they are in fact indicated on the globes through blue dots and are also represented on the back together with an exclusive drawing of Mont Blanc, a compass and two crossed pickaxes. Enclosed in a 42 mm case, the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere is made of grade 5 titanium, a sturdy and durable material that also boasts low thermal conductivity and light weight, for maximum comfort on the wrist. This high-tech material gives the timepiece a dark look that is perfectly suited to the spirit of alpine hiking. The case is made up of a bi-directional fluted bezel in precious steel, emphasized by shiny blue ceramic, which is engraved with the four luminescent cardinal points. The dial features a smoky blue color combined with ice-colored elements that give it an extremely cold and modern look from a technical watch.
In addition, the timepiece features all the design codes typical of the collection 1858, with Arabic numerals and indices, the authentic logo Montblanc. from the 50s, domed cathedral hands and a minute track railway. For maximum legibility, the day / night indicator, cathedral hands, indexes, compass indications and hemispheres globes are all coated in SuperLumiNova® white, applied by hand.
Universal timekeeping across the two hemispheres is an instinctive way of reading the various time zones. The timepiece features the two globes of the Earth's hemispheres at 6 and 12 o'clock, surrounded by a fixed scale with 24 time zones, and includes a blue rhodium-coated day / night indicator (for the Northern and Southern hemispheres). The reference meridian for longitude in both hemispheres is highlighted with a blue line lined in SuperLumiNova®. Furthermore, at 9 o'clock there is a second time zone, while at 3 o'clock there is the date window (linked to local time).
To set up the timepiece, you must first adjust the rotating hemispheres for universal time by aligning the line GMT / UTC 0 on the hour of London (highlighted as a blue line on the rounded globes). The two globes are then synchronized. The hemisphere North part rotates counterclockwise, while the South rotates clockwise. The next step is to set the hour hand (making it rotate in increments of one hour), in line with the local time (the globes do not rotate): this procedure also allows you to adjust the date. Finally, the second time zone, located at 9 o'clock, is set using the corrector to show the reference time. The timepiece is completed with a blue Sfumato leather strap with white stitching or with a new vintage bi-metallic technical bracelet in matte satin titanium and polished stainless steel. The price of the version with leather strap is 5.800 EURO, while the version with bimetallic bracelet has a price of EURO 6.100.
As we got to know, the design codes of the line Montblanc 1858 they are inspired by the spirit of alpine exploration, with characteristic elements reminiscent of chronographs Minerva originals from the 50s, the new models have a new look, which completes the current offer of the line 1858: shades of blue combined with ice-colored elements, which create a modern and cold look of a technical watch. New material for the models 1858 Geosphere e 1858 Split Second with grade 5 titanium capable of offering high performance: strength and resistance to scratches and surface impacts and low thermal conductivity as it is insensitive to temperature variations. Lightness and resistance to magnetic fields and dark shades that are perfectly suited to an adventurous style. Available on bimetallic bracelet with vintage design composed of central links in polished stainless steel with processing grain de riz and external rectangular satin titanium links, straps in Sfumato calfskin and vintage blue alligator made in Florence leather goods or high quality braided blue NATO strap. Other characteristic details are the satin finishes of the cases with polished lugs and beveled edges, the fluted crowns and the domed sapphire crystal, with a bidirectional bezel finished in blue ceramic with the four cardinal points engraved with coating in Super-LumiNova®.