Montblanc ads new timepieces to its Bohème Collection to extend this feminine and elegant collection.
“The latest additions to the collection”, says Alexander Schmiedt, Montblanc´s watch director, “echo the distinctive design codes of Bohème: simple lines, an effortlessly elegant case with its refined personality and the slightly curved faceted horns, a dial of the greatest purity, and floral Arabic numerals with their sensuous curves. Mirroring the radiance, self-confidence and independence of the contemporary Bohème lady, the design’s aesthetic elegance is matched by the highly functional attributes of the watch’s complication. The Montblanc Bohème Moongarden developed at the watch manufacture in Villeret, the Maison’s Movement & Innovation Excellence Centre is inspired by the romance associated with the moon and the influence it has exerted over every aspect of life for centuries.”
People have kept track of the movement of the moon to measure the passing time, giving full moons different names to represent the evolution of their lives over the lunar year. Montblanc has taken these names as an inspiration to create a new exclusive complication developed in-house that displays the name of each month’s full moon instead of the traditional name of the month.
Interesting, I did not know that!
I invite you to discover these names…
January: Ice Moon
“The cold and deep snows of midwinter”
February: Snow Moon
“Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult better to stay in a warm home.”
March: Chaste Moon
“Virtuous words and actions, together with clear and pure intents, symbolize the Chaste Moon. Purity in this sense indicates a lunar strength, free from imperfection and things that hinder, impair, and weaken it-an energetic strength.”
April: Seed Moon
“This name came from the wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring.”
May: Bright Moon
“In most areas, flowers and sun are abundant everywhere during this time. The moon is also particularly bright and long in the sky. ”
June: Dyan Moon
“Dyan represents the pinnacle of life and used here to reference Midsummer’s Night with the longest day.”
July: Rose Moon
“This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink and has the color of a rose strawberry. “
August: Red Moon
“The August’s full moon is referred to as the red moon for the reddish hue it often takes on in the summer haze.”
September: Fruit Moon
“Farmers work late into the night by the light of the Moon to pick fruits in trees.”
October: Harvest Moon
“The full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. It can occur in either September or October. At this time, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering.”
November: Hunter Moon
“This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead.”
December: Oak Moon
“The oak is a symbol of strength and eternity. The gathering of mistletoe from the oak trees was on the sixth day of the full Moon. The mistletoe could only be cut with a golden sickle in the shape of the Moon’s crescent.“
The new Montblanc timepieces really look nice, the quality is without faults or flaws, the idea with the name of each month’s full moon instead of the traditional name of the month is sweet and the prices in my eyes are more then ok.
Ladies´ you should have a closer look!
The steel version will be sold for 4250 Euro…
Steel with diamonds for 6390 Euro
Redgold with diamonds for 11.750 Euro
>>> Ladies´ if you prefer a more simpler execution of this fabulous looking watch, you might want to have a look at the Montblanc Bohème Day & Night on page 2 >>>