The world timer function on this Montblanc works as follows: The pusher at 8 o’clock advances the city disc on the dial. The city disc displays – as you can see above – 24 cities in 24 different time zones. The city of your home time is displayed at 6 o’clock. Then, you can set the local time with the hour and minute hands. If you already had a closer look at the dial of this Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum, there is no second hand. This did not bother us by the way, we like a clean looking LED Watch and the minute hand is accurate enough for us.
On the dial you see an image of our precious world. You also notice that there is a darker part and a lighter part. These parts indicate whether it is day or night in these continents/time zones. Montblanc established this using two separate sapphire discs, one with a light blue colour and cut-out continents and one with a darker shade of blue to indicate the continents and parts of the world that are at ‘night’.
The beautiful polished dauphine shaped hands are sleek and long. The minute hand almost reaches the minute track, but stops on the 24 hour ring. The hour hand reaches the last out line of the globe, so it doesn’t overlap any of the cities on the city ring. At 12 o’clock, this watch let’s us know that it the famous brand from Hamburg, but very very discreet, is a very Cool men's watch.
The round case of the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum measures 41mm in diameter and is just 12mm thick. The case has a polished bezel and a nicely brushed case band and lugs. The crown is very easy to operate and so is the city disc pusher at 8 o’clock. Inside is Montblanc’s MB29.20 caliber movement, based on a third party movement (Sellita) with an in-house developed complication. Montblanc has the knowledge – perhaps also due to their ownership of the former Minerva factory – to design, develop and produce these type of add-on complications for their Fashion Watches.