Montblanc supports the Pink Dial project by creating and donating the 1858 Geosphere Pink Dial Unique Piece. The Pink Dial Project is a charity auction initiated by Wei Koh (Founder of Revolution & The Rake magazines) in partnership with Time+Tide, Fratello and Eye of Jewelry, a group of proactive watch and jewellery media who are working directly with watch brands to create unique pieces to collect funds to fight breast cancer. Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Pink Dial Unique Piece will be auctioned off in October 2021, the breast cancer worldwide awareness month, on the Loupe online auction platform launched last year bay Eric Ku, internationally recognized watch expert. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to breast cancer charities in the United States, UK, Singapore, Holland, Switzerland, and Australia.
As the color pink is associated with the fight against breast cancer, Montblanc’s designers created a fuchsia pink-colored dial that is lacquered with a sunray finishing. Coated with SuperLuminova, the compass indications on the bezel, the Arabic numerals, the indexes and the globes feature blue luminescence, while the hours, minutes, and second time zone are covered in luminescent green.
A deep black titanium 42 mm case is created using a Diamond-like-Carbon (DLC) treatment whose color is described as “Black 4”, which stands for “very black”. Minuscule glass spherules are blasted under high pressure to give the metal a microscopic texture to which the DLC coating can almost inseparably adhere. This coating makes the case to be scratch-resistant while the titanium base allows it to be ultra-light and low thermal conductive.
Another interesting detail is that the Manufacture Worldtime complication and movement powering the timepiece have been assembled by one of Montblanc’s female watchmakers. This renowned Montblanc complication features two turning domed hemisphere globes which make a full rotation in 24 hours. They are surrounded by a scale with the 24 time zones, along with a day/night indication for both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. A second time zone display is located at 9 o’clock and a date aperture (linked to the local time) is located at 3 o’clock.
The back of the watch features a three-dimensional rendering of a pink sunset reflected off of the face of the famous Mont-Blanc Mountain. This realistic scene is achieved using a very special laser-engraving technique. The caseback also has a wind rose compass with a decoration representing the wind and dedicated engravings such as “Pièce Unique”, the Pink Dial Project emblem, and the Seven Summit’s names (the Messner’s List) in grey.