The Montblanc 4810 Collection
Not many of us have celebrated our 110-year birthdays, but you’d expect a certain amount of fanfare on such an occasion. Certainly something to mark the event. And so when legendary luxury brand Montblanc recently blew out the candles, they did it in style, with the launch of their new 4810 Collection.
It was in 1906 that three men- engineer August Eberstein, merchant Alfred Nehemias, and trader Claus Voss- came together to form what would soon be known as Montblanc. All three were inspired by recent trips to America, at an exciting time in the history of innovation, travel and commerce.
In the beginnings of the 20th century, the rise of the marine steam engine and improved navigational methods led to a huge leap in sea travel. Eberstein, Nehemias and Voss were three of countless many Atlantic travellers, journeying across the Ocean to seek inspiration.
It’s this period of restless change, invention and travel that Montblanc in turn now take inspiration from. To celebrate the incredible era in which the brand was founded, the 4810 Collection offers a sophisticated and classic take on the performance timepiece, whilst respecting all the codes of Montblanc’s watchmaking; the finest craftsmanship, the highest quality, the most timeless designs.
The Montblanc 4810 Collection includes the Twinfly Chronograph 110 Years Edition, a stunning flyback chronograph driven by Montblanc’s self-winding Calibre MB LL 100, developed and assembled entirely in-house. Featuring a chronograph and duel time indication, the aesthetics of this piece are classic Montblanc, starting with a 43mm steel case, hours marked by red gold-plated Roman numerals, and a silvery-white guilloche dial, whose pattern depicts an exploded view of the iconic Montblanc Star. Explore this piece in more detail here.
Also continuing Montblanc’s range of timeless yet practically functioning watches is the Montblanc 4810 Chronograph Automatic, with the 4810 Collection’s signature details of red gold-plated Roman numerals and silvery-white guilloche dial with exploding star pattern. It again features a bold 43mm stainless steel case, and like the other timepieces of the 4810 Collection boasts water-resistance of 50 metres. As is to be expected with Montblanc pieces, the 4810 Collection brings together elegance and style with exceptional functionality.
And why, you ask, why 4810? Because the peak of the Mont Blanc Mountain measure 4,810 metres. Nicely done, Montblanc.