1. Quantième Annuel Vasco da Gama
In 1498, Vasco da Gama became the first European to reach India by sea. Montblanc pays homage to the great man with the 40mm Quantième Annuel in two limited editions: The red gold edition is limited to 238 pieces, while the steel, 316. Both are decorated with the explorer’s signature and flagship on its caseback.
2. Dual Time
Arguably one of the most practical watch functions for the modern man, Dual Time timepieces allow you to keep track of both the local and home times at a glance. This 41mm dress watch does just that with an easy to adjust system: The local time (and date, which is linked to the time) can be adjusted through its crown in both directions. Furthermore, a 24-hour subdial at the 12 o’clock position tells you if it’s day or night at home.
3. Quantième Complet Vasco da Gama
This 40mm automatic bears a clean dial that makes it highly legible. Its date display, tracked by a red-tipped blue hand, runs around the edge of the dial, balanced with a moonphase at 6 o’clock. As this is not an annual calendar, you will have to adjust according to the various lengths of the month. But this is easily done through separate pushes found at the side of its case.
4. ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph
This 44mm timepiece presents both a chronograph and Montblanc’s revolutionary tourbillon, which sees its balance wheel separated from the rotating cage for greater energy efficiency. A multi-layered dial completes its haute looks, with the lower deck displaying the ExoTourbillon in its full glory.
Text by Charmaine Ho