A Vital Voyage
Montblanc pays tribute to the trip that changed its course
ACCOMPLISHMENT BREEDS CONFIDENCE.
This is certainly true for Montblanc, which began 110 years ago as a maker of functional writing instruments. By the time it put out its first timepiece in 1997, Montblanc had mastered the engineering and artistry of the perfect fountain pen, and had extended its expertise into men’s leather goods and fine accessories. The German luxury house’s foray into watchmaking, influenced by its Saxon heritage, was not without the same measured confidence present at every stage of its remarkable growth.
Montblanc has been producing technically brilliant timepieces ‒ the Nicolas Rieussec collection comes to mind ‒ but part of its success is also due to its commercial sensibility of catering to men who want good watches at better prices.
For its 110th anniversary this year, Montblanc presented several high complication and innovative timepieces across several events. The Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Annual Calendar and the Timewalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept
(the lightest mechanical wristwatch in the world at just 14.88 grams) instantly became holy grails for collectors.
Montblanc also introduced more modest timepieces that offer great value. Its 4810 collection saw three new additions that we’re confident will find wide appeal as timepieces men want to wear every day. The collection, named for the height of the Mont Blanc mountain in the Alps, is best known for the unique dial finishing that features an exploding Montblanc star pattern guilloché on the dial.
This year, the 4810 collection was inspired by travel, a way of celebrating the brand’s global outreach ‒ from Hamburg to all around the world. But that didn’t mean dispensing with functionality, which is prime importance to the brand. The Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum