Reviewing the Monta Noble – Podcast Episode 96

Welcome to another episode of Tenn & Two as we are featuring a podcast review of a watch that we have been looking forward to since its release, the Monta Noble. We are no strangers to this young, independent brand as we were fortunate enough to meet them here in Nashville last winter and experience the entire collection during a local watch club meetup. During Michael and Justin’s visit, we sat down and recorded an interview learning more about the brand and the passionate guys behind it (click here).

 

The Monta Noble

Introduced in August of this year, the Noble is the most recent addition to the Monta collection. While it features the same case and bracelet as the Triumph and Atlas models, Monta has made subtle changes to make this their first “dress” watch. Available in two dial colors (opaline silver and blue), the Noble boasts a 38.5mm case size with 9.7mm thickness, 47mm lug to lug measurement, and 20mm lug spacing set in stainless steel. A screw down crown ensures the watch maintains 150m of water resistance which we all know is very uncommon for a “dress watch”. The fully brushed case is accented by a highly polished bezel and polished accents on the inner lugs leading to the all brushed bracelet, complete with Monta’s micro quick-adjust clasp that provides all day comfort.

For today’s review, we focus on the blue dial as we each spent some time with it. The dial combines both a sunburst and fumé effect, with a light ocean blue color on the inside that fades to a deep navy on the outside. In designing this watch, Monta introduced new diamond-cut hands and indices with Super Luminova. The Noble also features a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside. Finally, it is powered by the Monta calibre M22, an automatic three hand movement with date functionality and 42 hour power reserve. Priced at $1,700.


If you’re new to our reviews, this is where the facts turn to opinion as we two ladies discuss the questions that we ourselves ask when considering any watch purchase. Again, these are all opinions, but they give us a clear and unbiased review of the watch as a whole and how it fits into our lives. The questions we answer during this segment are as follows:

1.) What are our favorite and least favorite features?

2.) How versatile did we find the watch to be and does the timepiece suit its designated purpose?

3.) Does the watch offer a fair value for its cost?

4.) Would this get regular wear and last long term in my collection?


So what are our overall thoughts on the Monta Noble? There’s genuinely so much to love and enjoy about this watch. For such a young and independent brand, Monta is doing everything right. There is not a single corner skipped or detail left to chance on the Noble. While it may be marketed as their dress watch, it is incredibly versatile and has so much personality. And the dial. The dial is something that you have to see in person to believe. We wondered if it was really that blue; if it really stood out as much as photos made it appear to. The answer was an overwhelming yes. And yes, we are both Monta fans and each own a piece from the brand, but that is just a testament to the quality and craftsmanship that we speak so highly of. Once you finally see one in person, the skepticism is gone and you realize how much this brand punches above their weight.

We want to thank Michael and Justin from Monta for sending one of these new Noble pieces in for us to review. If you’d like to learn more, visit their website www.montawatch.com.

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