MONTA SKYQUEST GMT

MONTA presents the second generation of its successful Skyquest GMT series.

Dedicated to globetrotters, the MONTA Skyquest watch was first introduced at Baselworld 2017. However, that prototype never made it to production. The first production Skyquest was released at Baselworld 2018.

MONTA SKYQUEST GMT watch with pepsi bezel

Sportier than its predecessor, the new Skyquest comes with enhanced quality features. In addition to the new case design, new dial, new GMT hand, and new patent pending bezel technology, this automatic watch also features a refined quick-adjust clasp as well as the aluminum bezel-inserts from the previous generation.

MONTA SKYQUEST GMT watch

The new solid red GMT hand comes with BGW9 Swiss Superluminova applied triangular tip. It is unique to the Skyquest when compared to the other GMT models in the MONTA collection.

To maintain true sport watch heritage, the dial has been completely redesigned with new markers, a minute track, and the updated MONTA logo first introduced on the Noble model in 2020. New hour markers with full gold or rhodium surrounds filled with BGW9 Swiss Superluminova were drawn inward from the rehaut to increase legibility.

MONTA SKYQUEST GMT watch

The model designation and depth rating were inverted to provide better balance with the MONTA name and logo above the hand stack. Two dial choices are available: matte black and gilt (gold) black. The MONTA Skyquest GMT watch has a date window at 6 o’clock.

MONTA SKYQUEST GMT watch with blue and red pepsi bezel

The anodized aluminum bezel-insert enhances the sportiness, and its matte finish perfectly complements the dial. The color tones are warm, and the printing is sharp. The new bezel is wider with larger printing of the 24-hour scale. Swiss made, the Skyquest GMT is available with three bezel options: Blue + Red, Black + Red and All Black.

MONTA SKYQUEST GMT watch with coke bezel

MONTA worked directly with Sellita to create a unique hand height allowing the case proportions to balance with the space required under the crystal while maintaining an adequate thickness. The team at MONTA reshaped the case by focusing on a softer crown guard, a reduced lug-to-lug measurement and removal of the previous inner lug chamfer. However, they kept the same thickness and beauty that was so obvious in the first generation.

MONTA SKYQUEST GMT watch with black bezel

Finally, the renowned MONTA clasp was updated with a new flip lock mechanism and a greater curve to the deployant pieces, further maximizing comfort on the wrist.

MONTA SKYQUEST GMT watch with new bezel design

The completely redesigned bezel offers a tactile feel that is precise and memorable. Three patents have been filed to protect the ingenuity of this easily serviceable bezel assembly.

MONTA Skyquest GMT watch movement

The new Skyquest GMT watch is powered by the Swiss made MONTA M-23 (Sellita SW330-2 ) self-winding mechanical movement. Visible through the exhibition case-back, this calibre offers a power reserve of 55 hours.

MONTA has acquired enough Sellita SW330-2 movements for manufacturing at least 300 total units in the preorder. Delivery is expected to commence the first half of November 2022. More units will be available in 2023.

Presently, this timepiece can be pre-ordered for a price of $2,190, with estimated delivery in November 2022. Thereafter, the suggested retail price of the new MONTA Skyquest GMT watch will be $2,435.

Technical details

Model: MONTA Skyquest GMT

Versions
Black/unicolor: K16724AK
Gilt/bi-color: L16724AB
Black/bi-color: K16724AB

Case
316L stainless steel
Diameter: 40.7mm
Thickness: 11.8 mm
Lug-to-lug: 47.4 mm
Bidirectional rotating bezel with anodized aluminum insert in Black/Red, Blue/Red or All Black
Water resistance: 300 M/1000 ft
Caseback: 316L stainless steel with sapphire crystal; Engraving: MONTA, SWISS MADE; 300 M/1000 ft

Dials
Matte black
Gilt (gold) black

Movement
MONTA caliber M-23
Swiss made automatic movement
Frequency: 4Hz
Power reserve: 56 hours

Bracelet
316L brushed steel, fully-articulating links, quick-adjust deployant clasp

Production
Permanent collection
300 units available in preorder
Delivery in November 2022

Price
$2,190 pre-order (November delivery)
$2,435 full retail

MONTA Oceanking

Swiss watch brand MONTA presents its first-ever dive watch, the Oceanking, a classical diving instrument which boasts seamless blend of 1950s and ‘60s dive watch spirit with the robustness and reliability of modern watch technology.

MONTA is a sub brand of Everest Bands, which successfully creates aftermarket Swiss-made watch straps and accessories.

The MONTA Oceanking comes dressed in a solid stainless steel case measuring 40mm diameter and features a semi-matt black dial. It also features a slightly recessed winding crown to prevent damage and a unidirectional 12-piece bezel with patent pending 60 click bezel design.

MONTA Oceanking diving watch

The engine that powers this dive watch is the automatic Caliber 3909A, manufactured by the famous Swiss movement manufacture Eterna. Bearing 29 jewels, this Chronometer Swiss self winding movement has a power reserve up to 65 hours.

Tested for a water resistance up to 304 meters, the MONTA Oceanking features luminescent hands and appliqués on its dial to enhance the legibility during dark conditions.

The watch comes fitted with a stainless steel bracelet and in addition the brand offers complimentary curved-end genuine rubber strap and NATO/RAF style strap in matching color. Price starts from $2350/-.

Technical details

Model: MONTA Oceanking

Movement
Eterna Caliber 3909A – Self-winding, 29 Jewel, Chronometer tuned Swiss Manufactured movement
Power Reserve: 65 Hours

Dial
Semi-matte black multi-dimensional Rehaut with a combination of painted and applied indices
Swiss LumiNova BG W9 color for the luminescent material
Date window framed in a polished metal square
Swiss made, Rhodium plated, unique Sword style hands
Swiss LumiNova BG W9 color for the luminescent material

Case
40mm wide 316L Stainless Steel
Finishing: brushed, polished and sand blasted
Slightly recessed winding crown to prevent damage
Bezel 12 piece, patent pending 60 click bezel design
Bezel insert is a scratch proof ceramic material with engraved diving number pattern
Crystal: Parallel Double domed sapphire with a unique 7 layer anti-reflective coating applied on the inside of the crystal
Water resistance: 304 meters (1000 feet)

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet
Complimentary curved-end genuine rubber strap
Complimentary NATO/RAF style strap in matching color

MONTA Triumph

Presented at Baselworld 2017, the MONTA Triumph is a classically designed field watch that can be taken to any were: the mountains, office, and beach etc…with style and functionality. A true field watch should focus on legibility, functionality, and reliability – three key components of the Triumph.

MONTA Triumph watch

Cut out of a sleeker, 38.5mm case, the Triumph retains gorgeous, wide lug chamfers and MONTA’s recognizable diamond-cut sword hands and hour markers. The Sellita SW300-powered field watch will be offered with a handful of dial colors.

MONTA Skyquest

Unveiled at Baselworld 2017, the MONTA Skyquest is a modern take on the original GMT watch. The Skyquest is the perfect blend of recognizable functionality and 21st century technology and reliability.

First utilized by pilots crossing from one timezone to another, the GMT watch quickly solidified itself as an integral part of airline travel. Since then, a second hour hand with a corresponding bezel has become an iconic complication, practical for pilots and travellers alike.

MONTA Skyquest GMT watch

Utilizing a similar design philosophy to the Oceanking, the Skyquest features a double-patented bezel construction, stainless steel bracelet with articulating links, and diamond-cut sword hands and applied hour markers.

The Skyquest watch enables the wearer to track three time-zones with its 24-hour, bi-directional bezel and independently adjustable 24-hour hand.