Vacheron Constantin World Time vs. Montblanc Spirit Orbis Terrarum

Two similar watches with very different prices, that is our series Is this you want? Buy it! , As we have seen on more than one occasion. Today we speak of two clocks with a complication that I particularly fascinates; World time function (or world time), one far more inaccessible than the other. In the left corner with red ring and box GMT platinum Vacheron Constantine we have the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time, in the right corner with blue ring and box steel, Montblanc Spirit Orbis Terrarum. Which do we stay?

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time

What logical quieres¿ we. This version of the Patrimony Traditionelle World Time was released in 2013 and went straight to the Only Watch auction that year. Come on, that if we say that is unique is because, in fact, only one exists.

Unlike the usual versions of the model, it changes its box gold 42.50 mm. platinum and uses a less colorful sphere divided into four parts. From the center of the field out, the first thing we see is a white gold engraved map focused on Europe, with a diamond locating Monaco. If we follow out, we found a disc with 37 cities written in black, except Monaco in red, and a second disc with 24 hour indicator, which distinguishes between night, red, day, blank. Finally, on the outside, a metal ring for markers hours and minutes.

Riding a 2460WT developed by Vacheron Constantin caliber with 255 components and 27 rubies, with a power reserve of approximately 40 hours, which can be seen through its inside with sapphire crystal. An interior in which we read the inscriptions Only Watch 2013 and Piece Unique according to

As mentioned above, it was one of the watches that we saw in the auction Only Watch a couple of years, in which more than 5 million euros were recuadaron ago, and the winning bid was 100,000 rounds euros.

Montblanc Spirit Orbis Terrarum

Did you stay with the desire to bid 100.001 euros in 2013 by Vacheron Constantin? No problem, here you have an alternative, relatively speaking, much more accessible; Montblanc Spirit Orbis Terrarum, presented at the International Salon of Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva this year.

With steel box of a size slightly more content than the Vacheron Contantin, 41 mm., Is the area where all the attention is brought thanks to the map of the world seen from the north pole crystal sapphire blue in the center the sphere. The sphere fulfills the same functions as the Patrimony, with an album that marks 24 cities, instead of 37, and another with 24 hour indicator, distinguishing the day on white background and night on dark blue background. Reduce the number of cities present reduced, of course, the amount of text in the field considerably, achieving a look that could be seen as simpler and less ornate than his “rival” in this comparison.

Monta MB29.20 gauge, part of which Mont Blanc Sellita added complication of world time.

Its price? 4,990 euros, one-twentieth the price of Vacheron Constantin, is what is the gap platinum-steel, of course. But if his infinitely lower price we add that its size is more suitable for a formal clock and that its sphere is more striking and less commercialized, we can conclude that undoubtedly is a popular alternative to consider.



Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum – Better and better

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