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Discover the Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama. This beautiful watch by Montblanc is limited to just 18 pieces. The pioneering spirit of the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret honors the legacy of one of history’s greatest explorers. For 157 years Villeret’s master watchmakers have traditional Swiss watchmaking with the same combination of innovation, precision and determination that guided Vasco da Gama on his historic expedition. Their voyage into the uncharted territories of the watchmaking world continues with the Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama: a timepiece that unites – for the first time ever – a cylindrical tourbillon and unique, functional worldtime indication. Strictly limited to 18 pieces, the Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama is a revolutionary timepiece that pushes the boundaries of fine watchmaking with utmost performance and spectacular artisanal beauty. The precisely beating heart of the Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M68.40 is a 1-minute tourbillon. Revolving around its axis once a minute, the tourbillon is driven by a cylindrical hairspring. Each of the spring’s individual turns is wound on top of the other and is of equal diameter, thus not increasing in width like conventional balance springs wound side by side. This eliminates the slight eccentricity of the center of gravity – crucial to regularity of the watch’s rate. The cylindrical spring is manufactured and regulated entirely in house in the Montblanc Manufacture – a rare expertise only few manufactures possess. The horological creativity evidenced by the Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères and its cylindrical balance spring also characterizes the three-dimensional dial of this timepiece. Under the cylindrical tourbillon with a double-infinity bridge shaped like two overlapping horizontal eights, the central hour and minute hands display the local time – above the spectacular scenery of the double worldtime indication. Connecting the Northern and Southern hemispheres – as Vasco da Gama did with his journey to India – worldtime is displayed on two three-dimensional globes with hand-painted “peinture miniature” and day/night indications. Two discs with 24 time zones simultaneously revolve around the two fixed globes. They are covered by two sapphire crystal spheres, which show – synchronized with the two worldtime discs – the course of day and night around the world. All three – local time, hometime and worldtime – are set together via the crown. Without losing the minutes the local time can be adjusted with a pusher at 8 o’clock. Representing the world’s time zones, 24 cities are engraved around the sapphire crystal back of the 47 mm case made of 18 K red gold. With all components hand-crafted by Montblanc’s master watchmakers, this timepiece combines the full intricacy, sophistication and elegance of finest Swiss watchmaking with the legendary journey of Vasco da Gama. Subscribe to our YouTube-Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/montblanc?sub_confirmation=1 --- For more than 100 years, Montblanc has been known for generations as a maker of sophisticated, high quality writing instruments like ballpoint pens, fountain pens, rollerballs, fine liners, mechanical pencils and screenwriters. In the past few years, Montblanc's product range has been expanded to include precious fine- and silver jewellery, exclusive swiss-made watches, exquisite leather goods, eyewear and fragrances. Montblanc has thus become manufacturer of exclusive products which reflect the exacting demands made today for high quality, design, tradition and master craftsmanship. Visit our YouTube-Channel: https://www.youtube.com/montblanc Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/montblanc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/montblanc_world Follow us on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/montblanc Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/montblanc