Friday, June 9, 2017

MONTBLANC – Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum Edition


















MONTBLANC Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum  UNICEF Limited Edition



Montblanc Introduces New Heritage Spirit 
Orbis Terrarum Timepieces In Support Of UNICEF


Partners for education

Since 2004, Montblanc has donated over 10 million USD to numerous UNICEF programmes across the world to support UNICEF in fighting against illiteracy. This year Montblanc will team up with UNICEF once again to advocate for quality education and improved learning outcomes in countries around the world.

The written word has the power to leave a lasting imprint on every child who is given access to quality education. Bound by the common belief that education is a force for good that can end generational cycles of poverty, Montblanc is renewing its long-time partnership with UNICEF by introducing two special UNICEF limited editions of the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum, highlighting the essence of writing with two different dials depicting the Latin alphabet and Chinese characters.

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Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum UNICEF

Embodying the organization’s global presence as well as providing useful functionality and innovative design to cosmopolitan watch connoisseurs, the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum was chosen for the UNICEF collaboration.

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amed after the Latin Orbis Terrarum, which translates as earth, the timepiece tells the time in 24 time zones in an intuitive way, thanks to a manufacture worldtime complication developed by Montblanc’s master watchmakers.

Twenty-four time zones around the globe

The dials of the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum UNICEF editions are constructed out of multiple layers, starting with the main sapphire crystal disc that displays the continents as viewed from the North Pole, and the names of the 24 cities representing the different time zones. Paying tribute to UNICEF Headquarters, the city of Geneva has been chosen on the sapphire disc as UTC+1. The continents are cut out from the rest of the disc that shows the oceans in a light blue colour.

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A second disc indicates the passing of day and night with a dark blue for the night and a gradient of yellow and green for the day. This disc also includes the 24-hour ring that indicates the different times in the 24 cities. The central hour and minute hands indicate the local time of the city set in front of the red triangle at 6 o’clock, while the current time across the world’s remaining time zones is indicated on the 24-hour ring that runs around the outside of the dial.

Traveling in time

To adjust the time, the local time city first needs to be positioned in front of the red triangle at 6 o’clock via the pusher at 8 o’clock. Then the hours and minutes (which are always linked with the day/night and 24-hour time zone disc) can be adjusted through the crown to set the correct local time. Once this is completed, the time in all 24 time zones will be simultaneously displayed around the dial. When travelling to another time zone, the new destination city simply needs to be aligned at 6 o’clock.

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This adjustment is again done through the pusher at 8 o’clock, which automatically turns the hour hand, continents, cities, day/night disc and 24-hour time zones along with it. The hour hand jumps in one-hour increments without affecting the precision of the minutes. Once this easy regulation is carried out, the local time of the new destination, as well as the 24 time zones, are fully synchronized.

The codes of fine watchmaking

The UNICEF special editions express the codes of fine watchmaking in every detail: 41 mm polished stainless steel cases with refined straight lines, vertically descending flanks with horizontal satin finishing that beautifully contrast with the polished case, a thin round bezel, anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal, finely curved horns, faceted hands in the classic dauphine shape, and a crown with the Montblanc emblem in raised relief against a satinated background.

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Special editions for a better future

Each of the two timepieces in the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum UNICEF Editions is limited to 500 pieces and adorned with UNICEF’s logo on the caseback. They are also fitted with alligator leather straps inspired by UNICEF’s unique shade of blue, further reinforcing the partnership with this world famous organization.

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Together, Montblanc and UNICEF are committed to improving learning for over five million children across the world with better educational tools and quality instruction.

The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum UNICEF Editions are available in Montblanc boutiques worldwide from April 2017.

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TECHINCAL SPECIFICATIONS

 
Model:Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum LATIN UNICEF

Ident. 116533

Movement
Calibre MB 29.20 with Manufacture complication
Type of movement Mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism
Number of rubies 26
Power reserve Approx. 42 hours
Balance Flat hoop
Frequency 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring Flat
Displays Hours and minutes from the center.
Worldtime indication with 24 hour time zones and integrated day & night display.

Habillage
Case
Stainless steel case, worldtime pusher at 8 o’clock
Crystal Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective. coating.
Back Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal and UNICEF Logo
Dimensions 
Diameter = 41 mm; height = 11.99 mm
Watertightness 3 bar
Crown Stainless steel with inlaid Montblanc emblem
Dial
Sapphire crystal dial showing the Northern Hemisphere and 24 cities of the 24 hour time zones written in Latin alphabet, 24 hour-disc with day/night display and climate zone that turns under the sapphire crystal dial, rhodium-plated dauphine hands
Wristband
Blue alligator-skin strap with stainless steel triple folding clasp

Limited Edition: 500
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TECHINCAL SPECIFICATIONS

 
Model:Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum ASIAN UNICEF

Ident. 116534

Movement
Calibre MB 29.20 with Manufacture complication
Type of movement Mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism
Number of rubies 26
Power reserve Approx. 42 hours
Balance Flat hoop
Frequency 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring Flat
Displays Hours and minutes from the center.
Worldtime indication with 24 hour time zones and integrated day & night display.

Habillage
Case
Stainless steel case, worldtime pusher at 8 o’clock
Crystal Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective. coating.
Back Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal and UNICEF Logo
Dimensions
Diameter = 41 mm; height = 11.99 mm
Watertightness 3 bar
Crown Stainless steel with inlaid Montblanc emblem
Dial
Sapphire crystal dial showing the Northern Hemisphere and 24 cities of the 24 hour time zones written in simplified Chinese characters, 24 hour-disc with day/night display and climate zone that turns under the sapphire crystal dial, rhodium-plated dauphine hands
Wristband
Blue alligator-skin strap with stainless steel triple folding clasp

Limited Edition: 500

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