Montblanc’s Zero Oxygen Watch Sets More World Records On Wrist Of Nimsdai Purja

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Chronograph “0 Oxygen” timepiece is created in a limited edition of just 290 pieces

On May 16th 2022, Nimsdai Purja became the first mountaineer to ascend the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga without supplemental oxygen in the record-breaking timeframe of just 8 days, 23 hours and 10 minutes. He also set a second record of doing the Everest to Lhotse traverse without oxygen in 26 hours. He undertook…

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A Closer Look At The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Zero Oxygen World-First Watch

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Zero Oxygen watch , Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022

There were a host of “firsts” unveiled last week at the Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022 exhibition in Switzerland. Among them: Montblanc, whose 1858 Geosphere Zero Oxygen watch is the first timepiece to be encased in an oxygen-free environment. The watch will be real-life tested in an ascent of Mount Everest on the wrist of…

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What Does It Mean For A Watch To Be Swiss-Made

Swiss-made Minerva movement

Today, watches are made in many countries around the world, but the standard to which most collectors aspire is for a Swiss-made watch. Switzerland has been building mechanical watches for centuries, and many top master watchmakers have handed down their knowledge and expertise from generation to generation. The Swiss brands are known for their impeccable…

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A Closer Look At The Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Limited Edition 200 Watch

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph LE 200

Before word got out that the chronograph was actually invented by Louis Moinet, it was widely believed that Nicolas Rieussec invented the chronograph in 1821. In fact, Rieussec invented what is referred to as the “time writer” — an inking chronograph. Essentially, two dial disks were put in place in a box and were connected…

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Introducing The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Watch

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins watch

With the second digital edition of Watches & Wonders Geneva on the horizon (beginning April 7, 2021), Montblanc is starting to raise the curtain, unveiling a few new timepieces this month. The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100 watch is the first of several impressive pieces in the lineup. This particular watch recalls…

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Montblanc Goes Exploring With Mountain Climber Reinhold Messner

montblanc reinhold messner

  It was two years ago in 2018 that Swiss watch brand Montblanc introduced its first 1858 Geosphere watch, with northern and southern hemispheres on the dial. In fact, the brand unveiled a host of watches that year geared toward those who love the great outdoors, and has continued in that domain. Now, Montblanc partners…

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