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Smart Travels: Montblanc launches with the automatic date 1858 GMT | WatchTime

While most GMT watches have an additional hand to indicate the second time zone, the new Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatic date features an intuitive, easy-to-read GMT display without hands. Instead, the second time zone is presented via a red square that moves around the periphery of the dial.

This red square is positioned next to the fixed 24-hour bezel in black or blue anodized aluminum. So even in the second time zone it is clearly visible whether it is day or night. An additional highlight of this sophisticated approach is the half-hour display. These increments are indicated by a red rectangle.

To accommodate athletes with spirit of adventure, the timepiece offers a 42 mm case with a water resistance of 100 meters. The caseback is made of titanium and engraved with continents and oceans, as well as the names of cities in the 24 time zones. The engraving can be personalized with the owner’s hometown (in red) and time zone. Another interesting detail, Central European Time, usually represented by Paris, has been replaced by Villeret, the Swiss headquarters of Montblanc.

The 1858 GMT Automatic Date is powered by the automatic caliber MB 24.33 and fitted with a metal strap or a rubber strap. The two can be interchanged easily without the use of tools. Retail price is $3,515 on a bracelet or $3,730 on a bracelet.

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