The Spirit of Formal Elegance

Montblanc’s classical watches are defined by elegance and historical pedigree. The Spirit of Formal Elegance embodied in the Star Legacy product line is inspired by Minerva pocket watches from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. 

The current timepieces include round, polished pebble-shaped cases, like those found on antique pocket watches; onion-shaped crowns with the recognisable Montblanc emblem; refined dials with the iconic exploding star guilloché pattern; and Sfumato alligator leather straps coming from the Pelletteria, Florence (Italy).


To complete the product line with the newly launched Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date and Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day & Date that comes in 43mm, Montblanc is introducing two Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum models, reinterpreting the Orbis Terrarum timepiece originally launched in 2014, bringing, style and legibility. One version in stainless steel features a blue aesthetic, and the other one in 18 K rose gold limited to 500 pieces is in shades of dark brown and light brown. The watches feature a modern, in-house world time complication that is both practical and easy-to-use, and presents a classical and modern watchmaking style.

Movement Calibre Calibre MB M29.20 with Montblanc Manufacture world time complication 

Type of movement

Mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism, world time, day & night indication  

Number of rubies



Power Reserve

Reserve Approx. 42 hours  


Flat Hoop 


28,800 A/h (4 Hz) 





Hours and minutes from the centerWorld time indication with 24 time zones and day & night display





Stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishingWorld time pusher at 8 o’clock 


Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating  


Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal  


Diameter = 43 mm; Height = 13.84 mm 


5 bar (50 m) 


Stainless steel with Montblanc emblem 


Upper sapphire crystal rotating disc with applied three- dimensional rhodium-coated Northern Hemisphere continents and meridians surrounded by the 24 cities of the 24 time zones, day & night rotating disc that turns under the sapphire crystal disc with two-tones of blue, “waves” decoration (called flinqué-froissé guilloché) in its center surrounded by the 24-hour indication, blue flange with rhodium-coated luminescent applied dot minuterie, rhodium-coated luminescent leaf hour and minute hands  


Blue Sfumato alligator leather strap coming from the Pelletteria, Florence (Italy) with triple folding clasp

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Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum

Orbis Terrarum comes from Latin, meaning “globe”, “earth”, and “world”, and provides the inspiration for the new Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum. The term refers to the first geographical texts and maps that humankind produced in the first millenary after JC. The Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum timepieces come in a stainless steel case or in 18K rose gold and are powered by an automatic movement equipped with a Manufacture complication, developed in-house by Montblanc’s engineers. The idea was to create timepieces with a Manufacture world time function that would be simple to set and intuitive to read. Once set, they indicate all 24 time zones at a glance and shows whether the cities are in daytime or nighttime. While travelling, the watches are easy to set thanks to a single pusher. This is a playful complication that will make the experience of travel more enjoyable and inspire people to become global citizens.


Furthermore, the dials feature clear and refined color contrast from dark blue to light blue for the steel version and from brown to light brown for the limited edition. These evolutions bring richness and technics to the new timepieces.


The day & night disc rotates below this sapphire disc. In the new models, on the steel version, it changes from light blue for the day to dark blue for the night and light brown to dark brown on the 18K gold version, indicating day & night in all 24 time zones of the world. Reminiscent of the sea, the center of the day & night disc is now decorated with waves using the flinqué- froissé guilloché technique. Additionally, a red-tipped triangle has been added at 12 o’clock and points towards the city of the owner’s local time zone.


In line with the codes of the Montblanc Star Legacy product line, the leaf-shaped hour and minute hands as well as the dots every five minutes on the flange minute track have been redesigned and enhanced with SuperLuminova®** coating providing visibility both during day and night.

*Also available in a limited edition of 500 pieces in an 18 K rose gold case, brown dial with rose-gold coated Northern Hemisphere map and meridians with a brown Sfumato alligator leather strap coming from the Pelletteria, Florence (Italy) (ident 126109).

** Super Luminova® is not a trademark owned by Montblanc

Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum

Montblanc unveils the new Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum timepieces interpreting the complication of world time in a distinctive way.

How is the dial made?

In terms of design and construction, Montblanc has reinterpreted its Orbis Terrarum complication, first launched in 2014, bringing legibility and style to the novelties. The dials have been completely redesigned allowing high visibility and aesthetics while keeping their face with the two overlapping rotating discs. The dials are constructed in two layers that rotate with the movement’s mechanism. The upper rotating disc is crafted out of sapphire crystal and is partially transparent.


In these new versions, for better visibility and contrast, the sapphire disc bears a rhodium or rose gold metallic coating applied directly on it to make the Northern Hemisphere continents and meridians stand out above the seas and oceans providing 3-dimensional aesthetics to the timepieces. It is surrounded by a ring depicting the 24 cities.

The Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum watches are water-resistant to 5 bar (~ 50 meters) and come fitted with a blue Sfumato strap for the steel version and a brown Sfumato strap for the rose gold version, both of which come from the Pelletteria, Florence (Italy).


Those timepieces will bring joy and adventure to the experience of travel, while also providing inspiration for watch aficionados.

How does the world time complication work?

The crown position 1 is for winding the watches and is achieved by rotating the crown clockwise; position 2 adjusts the hour hand that jumps in one-hour increments; and position 3 adjusts the minutes and hours at the same time.


To set the timepieces:

-  Press the pusher located at eight o’clock until the desired city reaches the reference point with the red triangle at 12 o’clock. For example, for GMT+1, the pusher is pressed until the city of Geneva is positioned under the red triangle.

-  In position 2, set the hour hand in hourly increments.

-  In position 3, set the minutes.

-  It is important to check that the day & night indicator is correctly aligned with the city displayed at 12 o’clock, if not, the user only needs to advance the hour hand by 12 hours.

-  All the indications are now synchronized.


Once set, the 24 time zones can be read at a glance by matching the city’s names with the 24-hour disc. When travelling, the user only has to press on the pusher located at eight o’clock until the reference city is at the top. The hour and minute hands will automatically synchronize, making the timepieces practical and easy-to-use, especially for frequent travelers.


The new models come in a 43 mm case made of stainless steel or in 18K rose gold for the limited edition version. It features a polished aesthetic combined with satin-finishing on the sides. Beveled and facetted horns, an onion-shaped crown, and a world time corrector at eight o’clock complete those elegant pebble-shaped case.