Introducing: Monta Adds A GMT With The Noble Voyager

By Anthony Traina

What We Know

St. Louis-based Monta’s latest release is the Noble Voyager, an extension of an existing collection that adds a GMT complication. The Noble Voyager adds a GMT while managing to maintain the elegant look and compact dimensions that have made the Noble a mainstay in its collection.

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The Noble Voyager adds a “caller” GMT with an independently-adjustable 24-hour hand. The hand is skeletonized and tipped with Super-LumiNova and shows an additional timezone along with the 24-hour scale on the outer edge of the dial. The polished markers and hands also have Super-LumiNova, and the date window sits at 6 o’clock. Monta is offering the Noble Voyager with either a sunray dégradé blue or green dial. The dimensions are 38.5 x 10.7mm (47mm lug-to-lug), and with 150 meters of water resistance – this makes it just one millimeter thicker than the three-hand Noble. The Noble Voyager is delivered on a brushed steel bracelet.

The Monta Noble Voyager has a pre-order price of $2,150 with deliveries slated for August delivery. If you skip the pre-order and want to get one at a later date, the full retail price will be $2,395.

What We Think

Monta is using the Sellita SW 330-2 inside the Noble Voyager, which means it’s a caller GMT. As we discussed on Hodinkee Radio recently, there’s been a boom in GMTs over the past couple of years, and the Noble Voyager joins a suddenly crowded market. And with more brands offering affordable – or at least accessible – flyer GMTs, it might make Monta’s new GMT a bit of a tougher sell. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a good-looking and well-executed effort.

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I’ve always been impressed by the quality of Monta’s fit and finish, especially at the brand’s price point. I’d expect the same of the new Noble Voyager, if only because it fits right in with the existing model lineup, and Monta says its tolerances have gotten even tighter. The GMT hand is subtle and skeletonized, presumably to keep the focus on the …read more      

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