Joining the new Montblanc 1858 – The 8000 0 Oxygen capsule collection dedicated to the world’s 14 highest peaks is the Montblanc 1858 Automatic Date 0 Oxygen The 8000. It is a 41mm stainless steel watch, water-resistant to ten bar, and hermetically sealed against oxygen. On its ceramic bezel is a sleek-designed compass framing a dark grey Sfumato dial. This traditional technique creates a pattern reminiscent of the rough texture of mountains.
Luminous layers on the numerals and hands, as well as orange markers, ensure proper orientation in the field. The Montblanc 1858 Automatic Date 0 Oxygen The 8000 is powered by the automatic caliber MB 24.17, based on the Sellita SW200-1 a. In addition to this newcomer, the capsule collection also includes an automatic chronograph and two Geosphere world time executions.
Montblanc unveils the new 1858 Zero Oxygen 8000 capsule collection that pays tribute to the world’s 14 highest peaks and the inspiring alpinists who dared to climb them.
These mountains – all measuring over 8000 meters above sea level – are challenging and dangerous to ascend as there is hardly enough oxygen for a human body to physiologically survive for more than a few hours.Climbing to 8000 meters without supplemental oxygen requires great preparation, physical condition, technique, experience, and mental strength. As a result, only a few mountaineers have climbed all 14 peaks, and even fewer have done it without supplemental oxygen.
Reinhold Messner was the first to climb all 14 peaks without supplemental oxygen between the years of 1970 and 1986, while Nimsdai Purja was the fastest person to climb all 14 peaks in 2019.
Limited to 290 pieces, this timepiece takes inspiration from Nimsdai Purja, who successfully carried out a record-breaking ascent to Everest with the first Montblanc 1858 0 Oxygen timepiece in May 2022 without supplemental oxygen.
The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Chronograph 0 Oxygen The 8000 Limited Edition houses Calibre MB 29.27, the Manufacture automatic chronograph movement with worldtime complication. It has a power reserve of approx. 46 hours.The dial hosts two 3D turning globes with the Northern Hemisphere at 12 o’clock and the Southern Hemisphere at six o’clock. North Hemisphere features 14 orange dots, marking the location of the 8000m peaks, surrounded by Day&Night indicators. Both hemispheres also use the colour orange to mark the Greenwich reference meridian for easy setting of the worldtime function.
The chronograph features a central seconds hand, a 30-minute counter at three o’clock, and a 12-hour counter at nine o’clock – all with orange-tipped hands. The chronograph is operated via pushers on either side of the crown.
Montblanc is presenting a new capsule collection at Watches and Wonders to add to the house’s “zero oxygen” collection.
These are four new watches that pay tribute to the world’s 14 highest peaks as well as to the brave mountaineers who succeeded in the great feat of climbing them.