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The new Montblanc Star World-Time GMT watch replica, which is going to be presented at the upcoming SIHH 2011 event, offers nice pseudo-vintage styling combined with perfect legibility and good taste. Inside the polished body is hidden their MB 4810/405 self-winding movement that we have already seen in their MB TimeWalker GMT automatic watch.
What is the most interesting about this caliber is that it continues to run while the time zone is being reset or adjusted.
According to the Germany-based brand, the caliber simply disconnects the movement from the wheels of the second time zone and world-time indicators whenever an adjustment is made.
The movement provides just enough functionality for the best fake Montblanc Star World-Time watch to display a 24-hour second time zone, a simple calendar with current date and a rotating scale with 24 cities each representing respective time zone.
Of course, the lack of luminescent substance on its leaf-shaped hands and the chapter ring somehow detracts from its usability in darkness, but, well, that’s the part of the “vintage” package, IYKWIM.
It is worth noting that all operations with GMT functions are done by the same oversized crown: no additional pushers here. An elegant solution, that, however some customers may find it extremely uncomfortable.
As I have already noted, the dial offers perfect legibility ensured by high-contrast Arabic numerals on both the main and second time zone scales.
Photos: Mont Blanc
Montblanc Star World-Time GMT automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, Calibre MB 4810/405, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, second time zone, world time scale
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 42.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Black guilloche dial with silver-colored Arabic numerals and rhodium-plated hands OR Silver-colored guilloche dial with black numerals and blued hands
Hands: Steel, leaf-shaped
Water resistance: 30 meters
Case back: Sapphire
As usual for the brand, the MontBlanc watch replica will come in a moderately sized 42 mm stainless steel case that is both pleasant to look at and comfortable to wear.