Three new additions to the Montblanc Iced Sea Diver Collection Unveiled
 

Three new additions to the Montblanc Iced Sea Diver Collection Unveiled

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Richard Brown

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Montblanc

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International Watch Shows

Richard Brown

Brands

Montblanc

Categories

International Watch Shows

Montblanc is synonymous with beautiful personal items and an iconic snowcapped logo. They have long built a reputation of excellence with individual products and have been one of the few luxury manufacturers to transition into watches with some success, to a point where the watch side of the business can stand alone from the rest of the company.

The Montblanc Iced Sea Automatic Date collection was launched in 2022, inspired by the glacial ice from the Mer de Glace on the Mont-Blanc massif. For 2024, we have two new 300m models: a bronze-tone model with a black glacier pattern dial and a stainless-steel version with a new burgundy-tone glacier pattern dial. We also have a new professional titanium model which can dive to an eyewatering 4180m.

Montblanc Iced Sea Automatic Date – Bronze-tone Dial 

Montblanc Iced Sea Automatic Date – Bronze-tone DialMontblanc Iced Sea Automatic Date – Bronze-tone Dial - Credit Montblanc

 
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ZULUDIVER Mayday Navigator Sailcloth Padded Divers Watch Strap - Red
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ZULUDIVER Mayday Navigator Sailcloth Divers Watch Strap - Off White
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ZULUDIVER Mayday Navigator Sailcloth Padded Divers Watch Strap - Orange
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The new Montblanc Iced Sea Automatic Date features a black glacier pattern dial with a bronze-tone case. The new bronze watch is machined from cupro aluminium, a special alloy one and a half times more resistant than bronze and highly resistant to corrosion and rust. It is made of aluminium and copper and will still obtain an attractive patina.  

The bronze diver comes with a bi-colour unidirectional anodized aluminium bezel, a new Montblanc Iced Sea logo inspired by a vintage Minerva export seal, and a 3D engraving on the titanium case back with a bronze-toned coating that features a more prominent scuba diver. The timepiece comes on an interchangeable black rubber strap with a brown outline.  

Montblanc Iced Sea Automatic – Stainless Steel Burgundy-tone Dial 

Montblanc Iced Sea Automatic – Stainless Steel Burgundy-tone DialMontblanc Iced Sea Automatic – Stainless Steel Burgundy-tone Dial - Credit Montblanc

 
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Classic Highley Genuine Leather Watch Strap - Reddish Brown
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Classic Highley Genuine Leather Watch Strap - Chocolate Brown
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The second new steel edition introduces a brand-new burgundy-tone dial inspired by the deep red colour of the evening sun hitting the glacier. We assume something you need to see to appreciate the watch fully. The watch has a new black ceramic unidirectional bezel and is fitted with a stainless-steel dive bracelet.

The glacial pattern of the watch is created using a technique called gratté-boisé, while the process for the 3D engravings on the case back is made with a laser and a series of matte and shiny finishes, creating a distinct contrast.

Irrespective of case construction, each timepiece has undergone the unique Montblanc Laboratory Test to ensure that they are shock, magnetic, temperature, and water-resistant down to 300m. The dials also have the expected Super-LumiNova® on the hands, indexes, and the dots at 12 o'clock on the bezel. Automatic movements power the bronze and steel Montblanc Iced Sea Automatic Date timepieces and indicate the hours, minutes, seconds, and a date at three o'clock.

Montblanc Iced Sea 0 Oxygen Deep 4810

If you are a professional deep sea diver, the standard issue 300m watches may need to be revised for intense work, but Montblanc has you covered. 2024 also sees the release of the super-professional 0 Oxygen Deep 4810.

Housed in a new 43mm titanium case with a screw-down crown, this diving watch comes with a case back showing a 3D engraving of the view divers see when diving underneath the ice. This effect is created in a three-dimensional relief achieved by laser-generated oxidization that structures the metal with both matte and shiny finishes to create contrasts of colour and texture. As the timepiece needs to be visible in all conditions and depths, Montblanc has incorporated white Super-LumiNova into the hands, indexes and a dot at 12 o'clock, which all glow in a luminescent shade of blue in low light.  

What is Zero Oxygen?

The Montblanc Iced Sea 0 Oxygen Deep 4810 is part of the brand's "Zero Oxygen" range, which has been designed to provide several benefits for owners who need their equipment to work in harsh environments. Assembled in a vacuum, Zero oxygen inside the case eliminates fogging and prevents oxidization. Components last longer and will provide continued precision over time. Each timepiece comes with a certificate for this unique construction process.

The 4180 is powered by Montblanc's COSC-certified, automatic MB 29.29 movement, with five days of power reserve. It is also completed with an interchangeable black rubber strap tapered in a V-shape and can be easily adjusted directly on the wrist, even when wearing a wetsuit.

Montblanc Iced Sea Automatic Specification

  • Movement Calibre: Automatic MB 24.17/SW200, 38 hr power reserve 
  • Displays: Hour, minute and seconds from the centre. Date at 3 o’clock  
  • Case: Bronze case or Stainless Steel with curved horns featuring polished and satin finishing 
  • Bezel: Knurled unidirectional aluminium or ceramic. Super-LumiNova on the dot 
  • Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed box-shaped sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating 
  • Back: 3D engraving of an iceberg and diver 
  • Dimensions: Diameter 41mm; height 12.9mm  
  • Water-resistant: 30 bar (approx. 300m)  
  • Crown: Screwed and fluted in bronze/steel with Montblanc emblem in relief  
  • Wristband: Black interchangeable rubber strap with brown outline & taper and bronze-coated stainless steel double-folding clasp with adjustment system or interchangeable stainless steel bracelet with taper and stainless steel double-folding clasp with adjustment system

Montblanc Iced Sea 0 Oxygen Deep 4810 Specification

  • Movement Calibre: COSC Manufacture Calibre MB 29.29, 120 hr power reserve 
  • Date at 3 o’clock  
  • Case: Titanium case with curved horns featuring polished and satin finishing 
  • Bezel: Knurled unidirectional turning bezel with black anodized aluminium. Super-LumiNova with blue emission on indexes and dot 
  • Crystal:  Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating 
  • Back: Titanium case back with 3D laser colour engraving featuring underwater ice 
  • Dimensions: Diameter  43mm; height 19.4mm  
  • Water-resistance: 4810m  
  • Crown: Screwed and fluted in titanium with Montblanc emblem in relief  
  • Dial: Blue glacier pattern dial with white luminescent rhodium-coated Arabic numerals and indexes; white luminescent rhodium-coated hour, minute and seconds hands; logo inspired by a vintage Minerva export seal at 6 o’clock 
  • Wristband: Interchangeable black rubber strap with a taper and stainless steel double-folding clasp with fine adjustment system 

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About the Author: Richard Brown

I truly believe one of the best partners in exploration and adventure is a fine watch. Over 30 years of collecting, my fascination with the technical capabilities of both vintage and modern timepieces has never abated and it is a privilege to be able to share this passion through writing.

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