Montblanc's 4810 collection is dedicated to navigation. The world time and GMT watches from this collection are elegant assistants for travelers. Top models offer guilloché dials, flyback functions, or an ExoTourbillon at fair prices.
The manufacturer Montblanc stands for tradition and quality. This is clearly reflected in their product catalog. Montblanc has been producing writing utensils and accessories for style-conscious customers for over 110 years. They have also been manufacturing high-quality luxury watches from a manufactory in Le Locle since 2007. The collection's name comes from the height of the mountain that the company is also named after: the 4,810-meter high Mont Blanc. This collection's watches are deliberately kept classic. The Flyback Chronographs, however, combine this elegance with sportiness.
Montblanc dedicated its 4810 line to the transatlantic ship journeys of the early 20th century, paying homage to its roots in Hamburg. The Hanseatic city made the connection between Europe and other continents possible and was known as a center of trade. It is therefore fitting that the collection is predominately made up of watches that feature a second time zone or a world time display, making them perfect for travel. Those who prefer simple, three-handed watches will also find what they are looking for. Case sizes range from 40 to 43 mm, depending on the model.
Red gold Roman numerals on a guilloché dial are typical of this collection. The dials of these watches are refined with fine lines that are engraved side by side in a process featuring painstaking detail work. Guilloché dials are a sign of great watchmaking artistry and are predominantly found in luxury watches. Only such high-end manufacturers can afford to make this effort.
|Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim||30,000 euros||Patented ExoTourbillon, stop-seconds mechanism|
|Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum Pocket Watch 110 Years Edition||8,500 euros||Pocket watch, world time display, limited to 110 pieces, engraving on the case back|
|Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition||5,000 euros||Flyback chronograph, second time zone, subsidiary seconds dial, date display, day/night indicator, limited to 1,100 pieces|
|Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum||4,000 euros||World time display, day/night indicator|
|Montblanc 4810 Dual Time||3,000 euros||Second time zone, subsidiary seconds dial, date display, 24-hour display, day/night indicator|
|Montblanc 4810 Day-Date||2,200 euros||Day of the week display, date display|
|Montblanc 4810 Automatic Date||2,000 euros||Date display|
Timepieces from Montblanc are proof that excellent craftsmanship doesn't always have to cost a fortune. The Montblanc 4810 Date Automatic is the collection's basic model and is also the collection's entry point in terms of price. The stainless steel model with a date display at 6 o'clock is available with a silver-colored dial and stainless steel bracelet or with a black dial and an alligator leather strap. The hands and hour indices in both versions are coated in Superluminova, making the time legible even in the dark. The caliber found in these watches has a 38-hour power reserve. You can call this mechanical watch your own for around 2,000 euros. The Montblanc 4810 Day-Date is a similar model but has a date display at 3 o'clock and an additional day display at 12. This timepiece has a power reserve of 42 hours, though it is only available with a white dial. Prepare to spend around 2,200 euros for this watch.
The Montblanc 4810 Dual Time displays a second time zone with the help of a blued hand. This makes it the perfect choice for people who often travel for business. At 6 o'clock you will find a subsidiary seconds dial and at 12 o'clock there is a 24-hour display that also functions as a day-night display. Including the date window at 3 o'clock, this stainless steel timepiece provides you with all the information you need on the go. You can buy this model for around 3,000 euros unworn and have the choice of a white or black dial.
The Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition features a flyback function using two hands at once, as well as a second time zone and a day-night display. When measuring time, the small blue hand displays the seconds while the golden hand shows the minutes. You will find the date display and the subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock in these models. The 72-hour power reserve gives you the freedom to set the 4810 Twinfly Chronograph 110 Years Edition aside for several days without the worry of it stopping. Make sure to have at least 5,000 euros set aside to buy an unworn version of this chronograph, which is limited to 1100 examples.
Given the Latin name of the Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum, which translates roughly to "world", it is fitting that the center of this watch features a world map. The day-night display and the names of various big cities representing time zones line the edge of the dial. This allows you to not only keep an eye on other time zones but also to determine if it is 7 in the morning or evening at a particular location. The automatic caliber runs for 42 hours when fully charged. This model is also composed of a classic stainless steel case combined with a black alligator leather band. Plan to spend around 4,000 euros for a 4810 Orbis Terrarum in mint condition. The price is comparatively affordable, considering world time watches from the renowned manufacturer Patek Philippe often reach prices of around 100,000 euros.
The Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum Pocket Watch 110 Years Edition is very similar to the Orbis Terrarum wristwatch and is powered by the same automatic caliber. This pocket watch with a world time function fits well with the theme of navigation in the 20th century, as pocket watches were still more popular at that time. The striking stainless steel chain is inspired by a ship's rope. An engraving of a steamship adorns the back of this rare timepiece. The 4810 Orbis Terrarum Pocket Watch 110 Years Edition sits at 8,500 according to the listing price and is limited to 110 pieces.
Montblanc also has something to offer to enthusiasts of manufacture movements: the Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim. It appeals to such interests with the automatic movement MB 29.21 and is fitted with the patented ExoTourbillon with a stop-seconds mechanism . This makes it possible to set the time to the exact second. The balance is not located in the rotating cage but rather on top of it, allowing the case to be smaller. In the process, energy is saved, since the larger and heavier it is, the more energy the tourbillon requires. This red gold timepiece sits nicely on the wrist thanks to its case height of only 10,4 mm and rounded lugs. Geneva stripes refine the guilloché dial, lending it an artful design. Such watches change hands for about 30,000 euros. Montblanc offers women's watches with an ExoTourbillon in its Bohème collection.