In the realm where precision meets the spirit of exploration, Montblanc introduces the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen South Pole Exploration Limited Edition, a timepiece that transcends the boundaries of craftsmanship and ventures into the frozen heart of the Earth. The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Collection has always drawn inspiration from nature’s untouched wonders, captivating the imaginations of modern explorers. This time, the focus is on the elusive and inhospitable South Pole, where icy plateaus characterised by bone-chilling temperatures and relentless winds have become the muse for this timepiece.
Attention is naturally drawn towards the Glacial Ice Blue dial of the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen South Pole Exploration Limited Edition. Glacial ice differs from regular white ice in nature as its age, density and weight have expelled almost all air from within. The absence of oxygen is a natural phenomenon manifesting in iced-blue tones that Montblanc recreated in the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen South Pole Exploration Limited Edition.
Crafting a single dial involves a meticulous 30-step process, taking four times longer than a standard example. Dial makers employ gratté boisé; each dial layer is printed, lacquered, polished, and left overnight to dry before the next layer can be applied. The result is a dial that captures the essence of glacial wilderness, offering an otherworldly visual experience.
Beyond the dial execution, Montblanc continues the “Zero Oxygen” legacy quite literally with the vacuum-sealed 42mm titanium watch cases. An absence of oxygen extends the durability of the calibre as it withstands temperature changes and prevents oxidisation to the components. Flipping the watch over reveals a 3D engraving of the Southern Lights Aurora Australis on the caseback to celebrate the South Pole’s beauty, and this 1990 piece boutique limited edition Montblanc 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen South Pole Exploration Limited Edition.
This article first appeared on Men’s Folio Singapore.
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