This generation of the Monta Skyquest receives its final iteration this week with the introduction of the Opalin Gilt Skyquest, a special 50 unit run of the brand’s take on the GMT. We first reviewed the Skyquest back in 2018, when it was just their third watch, and found plenty to enjoy within the small details, from the finishing of the case and bracelet, to the small ramp up in the 24 hour hand. The Skyquest is going out in style with the Opalin Gilt limited edition, and it’s a fitting nod to those same details that got Monta to where it is today.
The Opalin Gilt Skyquest stands apart from prior iterations of the watch thanks to a white opaline dial and gilt accents, as you might have guessed. It also gets a bi-color bezel with red on the bottom and blue on the top half, almost like the colors you’d find on a can of Pepsi. The even numbers of the 24 hour scale are marked on the bezel, while the odd numerals appear within the dial on a steep rehaut. The ramped 24 hour hand remains, with a bright red triangle tip.