To say that a well-chosen watch is an apt reflection of its wearer is an understatement indeed. And for the well-heeled jetsetter, there’s no better chronographical companion than a world-time watch. For those in search of just such a timepiece, fear not, for German luxury label Montblanc has just unveiled the latest iteration of its beloved Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum.
First launched in 2014, the Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum has built a reputation for being an elegant, intricate yet easily legible world-time device, one that allows its wearer to check the time in multiple locations with just one glance. For the 2020 version, Montblanc has pulled out all the stops to draw attention firmly on the dial. At its centre lies the North Pole, with the map of the Northern Hemisphere radiating outward from it, enveloped in gently undulating guillochéd waves. The waves are two-toned, each representing day or night in a whopping 24 time zones, as etched into the circumference of the dial.
The Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum, which perfectly blends beautiful form with unquestionable function, comes in two avatars – a stainless steel version with blue dial and Sfumato alligator leather straps, and a 500-piece limited-release rose gold iteration with brown dial and matching Sfumato alligator leather straps.