Gourmet Time Wear

Moments in Time: Watches and Wonders Time with Montblanc

The Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date timepiece. Photo courtesy Montblanc. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Geneva, Switzerland — It was one of the wonders on show at the Watches and Wonders fair that drew to a close last April 2nd. The Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date timepiece, the house’s first-ever sports diving watch, proved to be a timely addition to the house’s collections. The watch comes with a grey glacier pattern dial that gives the impression of looking into the depths of a glacier with all its minerals captured in time for millennia. Inspired by the Mer de Glace (the Sea of Ice on the northern slopes of and the main glacier of Mont Blanc in the French Alps), this glacial texture was achieved using an almost-forgotten ancestral technique called gratté-boisé. The timepiece comes with a unidirectional bicolor ceramic bezel and an engraved case back. The 41mm timepiece comes with a stainless steel interchangeable bracelet which can be quickly and easily switched for a black rubber strap with grey edging. It is water-resistant to 300m (984 feet), and is outfitted with Super-LumiNova® markings, and is adjustable on the wrist when wearing the watch for diving. https://www.montblanc.com/en-us

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