With everything that we stuff into our pockets these days, carrying a pocket watch just doesn’t seem to be practical at any level. I mean, it’s no more convenient to check the time on it than on your phone, after all (you still have to pull something out of your pocket). The fact that I don’t need a pocket watch, though, doesn’t make Montblanc’s 4810 Orbis Terrarum Pocket Watch Transatlantic any less appealing.
A limited edition release celebrating the outfit’s 110th anniversary, the pocket timekeeper combines an analog world clock function with a classic design that should make for one fine-looking gear to bring around in your travels. Of course, “fine-looking” is always subjective, but if you enjoy clever complications and busy watch faces, this thing should have you ecstatic at the beautiful combination it achieves on both fronts.
The Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum Pocket Watch Transatlantic has individual indicators for all of the world’s 24 time zones, with each one accompanied by the name of a landmark city in the region. An arrow on the 6 o’clock position points to the landmark city of the current timezone, with a round map in the middle indicating whether it’s AM or PM in the area. A crown on the top of the watch allows you to set the current time, while a pusher between the 5 and 6 o’clock position lets you rotate the time zone dial, with both the hour hand and the AM/PM indicator moving to compensate for the adjusted time zone.
It’s powered by a Calibre MB 29.20, an automatic world timer complication with a power reserve of 42 hours. Features include a 53mm steel case, a dial crafted from multiple sapphire crystal layers, a domed sapphire crystal, 5 bars of water resistance, and a silver chain.
Only 110 examples of the Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum Pocket Watch Transatlantic will be made. No pricing has been announced.