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Gear to Unplug and Reconnect in the Outdoors

You need a break from the digital world and the best way is to unplug and head into nature with analog gear and the perfect watch.


Your attention is in high demand these days. Going from task to task and responding to every notification in six different programs on three different devices can cause burnout and result in a serious separation from the natural world. So much of our lives these days is tethered to a digital interface. Unplugging and making time for analog adventures is critical to overall happiness and well being.

A trip to somewhere remote can act as a reboot, combat burnout and help you get focused on the things that really matter. To make the most of your time off the beaten path, you’ll want to pack a few items to foster creativity — things like a pen, pad, a good book and maybe even a monocular to take in the sights. And don’t forget the ultimate analog piece of gear: a rugged watch built to withstand the rigors of life in the outdoors.

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition

Few watches draw inspiration from the outdoors like those in the Montblanc 1858 collection, which is dedicated to the legendary spirit of mountain expeditions. The 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition is the ultimate representation of that spirit, as its design details honor the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge.

Only 1,858 examples of this stunning automatic timepiece were made. The world time movement features two turning hemisphere globes for a different take on recognizing time zones. The 42mm satin-finished bronze case pairs impeccably well with the khaki-green dial that emits a further sense of connection to the outdoors. The bi-directional rotating bezel includes a navigational green ceramic insert to offer even more utility, while the case back leans more design-forward with an intricate engraving dedicated to the Seven Summits challenge. It’s all tied together on a high-quality woven khaki-green NATO strap that matches the dial’s color. Throw in a water-resistance rating down to 10 bar (100m), and the 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition is a superior travel watch that offers just as much utility as it does style.

Buy Now: $6,300

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