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Nature-inspired timepieces to get in touch with your rugged self

Unleash your inner mountaineer with watches from Montblanc, Maurice Lacroix, Rado, and Laurent Ferrier.

  • Montblanc 1858 Split Seconds Chronograph

    01 The Green Outdoors

    Montblanc really wants you to go out and reconnect with nature. This year’s theme of mountain exploration is expressed vividly in its 1858 collection — of the four new references, three sport new khaki-green dials and matching Nato straps. To augment this aura of adventure, the new models – which comprise the 1858 Automatic, 1858 Chronograph, 1858 Geosphere and 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition (a brand new watch and the only one with a black dial) – are cased in trendy bronze. While all are brilliant examples of timepieces that will look fetching with hiking attire, Montblanc’s watch division MD Davide Cerrato believes the Geosphere is set to be the brand’s next big icon.

    It’s not hard to see why. The Geosphere is Montblanc’s creative take on the world-time complication, first seen in the Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geospheres Vasco da Gama in 2015 and simplified in last year’s 1858 Geosphere with a black dial. It uses two separate hemispheres that each makes a full rotation every 24 hours. The northern hemisphere turns anticlockwise, while the southern one turns clockwise, and both are ringed by a scale with 24 time zones. As it is inspired by the Seven Summits challenge, small red dots mark the locations of the seven mountains on the globes.

    The green-dialled models are limited to 1,858 pieces each, while 100 pieces of the 1858 Split Second Chronograph are available.

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