WorldTempus’s Brice Lechevalier talks to Montblanc’s Laurent Lecamp during the Maison’s first Montblanc Chalet Experience in Crans-Montana. This new style of event unites the media in the mountains, taking them back to nature, which is also one of Montblanc’s key messages.
If you have, at any point in your life, been the “watch person” in a social situation, the following scenario will be familiar to you. You’re at a dinner, perhaps, or someone’s birthday party, a high-school reunion; something like that, and the person you’re talking to finds out that you know something about watches.
Long considered the preserve of rugged wrists, the collection has for several years been proving it is suited to all wearers with its 42mm case. This trilogy of diver's watches, water-resistant to 300 meters, is equally appealing in blue, khaki or gray, thanks to their carefully designed contrasts.
What led to the development of the Astronomia Art Collection, however, is the incredible sapphire crystal and precious metal case, which puts everything on display. So, the idea was to develop special works of art to put inside the Astronomia Tourbillon, using its massive sapphire crystal case as a gallery, while still showcasing the incredible Astronomia tourbillon movement.
How does one go about disrupting a habit of iconoclasm? By turning to history, but not a history that we recognised. The MB&F Horological Machines came from an imagined future, so it was only natural that the Legacy Machines drew from an imagined past.
And now, two new Freedom 60 GMT releases are set to attract a new wave of adventurous souls to the fiercely independent brand. Like all Freedom 60 GMTs, they are powered by the brand’s cutting-edge Manufacture Calibre NN20/2, designed and created in cooperation with mechanical movement manufacturer, Kenissi.