Montblanc Star Worldtime Automatic Watch
The Montblanc Star watch collection gets a world time GMT watch for 2011 called the Star Worldtime Automatic. Using a 42mm wide steel Star style case, the timepiece has a new exclusive movement inside being the Montblanc calibre MB 4810/405 automatic. It is likely a base Swiss movement that has been modified a bit for Montblanc. It does have some interesting features above and beyond your standard GMT watch. For one thing, setting the second time zone does not stop the movement - this prevents timing loss when making adjustments. There is also a ring around the bezel with various city names. That inner bezel spins (also controlled via the crown), while allows you to determine what time it is in any city based upon setting it to the city you are currently in.
Montblanc opted for a smaller GMT hand so not to interfere as much with reading the time. In sporty fashion, it is dark on one side, and light on the other as a relative day/night indicator. In typical fashion the GMT hand is red, while the dial itself is silver tone and black. The face of the watch has a nice textured surface, and emphasizes the DNA of the star collection. Attached to the piece is a black alligator strap. Montblanc has other traveler's watches, including the easy to use GMT function on their Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Automatic watches. Not to mention a host of other GMT pieces. This Star Worldtime GMT adds a little bit to the collection, but is not overly original to the larger Montblanc collection. It will however provide an additional flavor for enthusiasts to choose from.
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