Montblanc's New Limited-Edition Watch Is An Horological Adventure
Wallpaper|May 2021
Inspired by feats of endurance and daring, Montblanc’s new limited-edition watch is an horological adventure
Robert Johnston

One victim of multiple lockdowns has been adventure – even lazy days in the Dodecanese remain but a dream. But with its latest watch, Montblanc is determined to keep the spirit of adventure alive. The newly launched 1858 Geosphere Desert Limited Edition is inspired by Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner, one of the world’s greatest living adventurers.

Now 76, Messner was the first man to conquer Everest without supplemental oxygen and is perhaps most famous for scaling the Seven Summits, his list of the highest peaks of the seven continents – in descending order, Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson and Puncak Jaya. In 1986, Messner became the second person to climb all seven summits, having been beaten to it by Canadian Pat Morrow several months earlier.

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