The newest addition to Montblanc’s Vasco da Gama collection tells of the exploits of famed Portuguese explorer’s ship.
The flagship of the new limited edition Vasco da Gama collection themed around the exploits of the Portuguese explorer, the stunning Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Vasco da Gama Limited Edition 60 timepiece takes its design cues from Gama’s most famous vessel, the São Gabriel.
The new Montblanc chronograph is the flagship of the Vasco da Gama Limited Editions. Each of the 60 chronographs in this strictly limited edition boasts several important artisanal refinement.
As an horological highlight in the Heritage Chronometrie Collection, Montblanc’s new timepiece combines two of the most important chronometric complications: a chronograph to measure the duration of brief intervals and a patented tourbillon construction for absolute precision.
While the sapphire crystal in the case back features a simplistic yet elegant sketch of the historic sailing vessel, the piece’s sophisticated dial is far more eye-catching. Its upper half is dyed dark blue, with numerous small dots emulating the starry night skies of the southern hemisphere that Vasco da Gama once explored. A diamond in the patented cut in the shape of the Montblanc emblem sparkles at 12 o’clock, while a wave-shaped guilloché, designed in flinqué style in blue, refers to the nocturlabium (star clock) aboard the São Gabriel.
The dial’s lower level is satin-finished and unveils the intricate construction of the ExoTourbillon at 6 o’clock, an effect complemented by its 44-mm white gold case.
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