Around the World With Montblanc’s Star Legacy Richard Mille Replica
You know what watches are really cool? The “graphic” worldtimers. Yes, those watches that show the time anywhere in the world and accompany it with a graphic representation of the globe. Thus, not only can you know, at a glance, what time it is in Mexico City, New York, Geneva and Singapore, but you can do it in an almost artistic fashion, using the best of watchmaking craftsmanship by means of nicely printed tiny maps or even masterful, hand-painted engravings that, by definition, make each of these watches a unique piece.
Richard Mille Replica The concept of the world time wristwatch as we know it today was developed by Louis Cottier, who followed in his father’s footsteps and research on the matter almost a century ago. In 1932, Cottier’s idea of a “universal time” display found a home in the Vacheron Constantin 3372. Soon after, Patek Philippe approached the independent creator and, in 1937, it came to light in 515 HU. From then on, the complication was adopted by more and more large maisons, gradually evolving to offer greater reliability, utility and even beauty, until it became the nifty complication it is today.
Throughout the history of this multi-timezone feature there are truly illustrious examples; genuine icons of watchmaking for globetrotters who, despite not being mentioned in the first places when listing the most notable complications of watchmaking, have made a very special reputation and prestige. From memory, I can recall a few epic, contemporary and very artistic worldtimers: the Patek Philippe 5131, the Breguet Classique Hora Mundi 5717 or the Greubel Forsey GMT. For their part, the watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre (Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time), Vacheron Constantin (Overseas World Time), Bovet 1822 (Récital 22), Franck Muller (top replica watch ), and Omega (Seamaster Aquaterra Worldtimer), to name but a few, deserve an affectionate mention because they too illustrate how much this type of watch is well-regarded today, despite its relatively low media profile.
Some of the above examples cost a small fortune, but they are the pinnacle of multi-timezone haute horlogerie. Fortunately for the rest of us, there are some (quite few, in fact) examples of graphic “multi-timezoners” that are much more affordable. And if there is a brand that has put the world timers front and center, that is Montblanc.