New Montblanc Heritage Watches With Vintage Flair

Montblanc Heritage Automatic
Montblanc Heritage Automatic
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The trend is for today’s stylish gentleman, fondly called neo-dandies, to be attentive to details that make a difference, whether it is the feel of a certain fabric, the cut of a jacket, the choice of colours, or the finishing touches to the ideal outfit. Genuinely passionate about sartorial details, these men master the art of being well dressed with flair and look for authenticity and aesthetic harmony, which can sometimes be anti-conformist. They embody the spirit of sophisticated elegance and are the essence of the Montblanc Heritage product line.

Montblanc Minerva

Paying tribute to historical and classic Minerva wristwatches from the 1940s and 1950s, the Heritage timepieces combine the elegance of watchmaking past with today’s bold design codes. The new models feature fully polished 40 mm and 42 mm cases, curved horns with facets, and are fitted with sapphire crystal glass boxes for an elegant vintage look.Montblanc Minerva

Reminiscent of the neo-dandy style, special attention has been paid to dials with distinctive colours, such as salmon, tobacco-brown, British-racing-green and they include technical finishes such as two-tone decoration, a domed-shape, and lacquer coatings that require dexterity and expertise to apply. Other details feature dots as indexes, curved Dauphine hands enhanced with SuperLuminova®*, a rack minuterie with SuperLuminova® small dots every five minutes, and old- school international payphone indications of 3, 6 and 9 minutes.Montblanc Minerva

In line with the collection’s spirit, the timepieces are adorned with Sfumato alligator straps of various colours from British-racing-green, to grey and tobacco-brown that complete the overall design.Montblanc Minerva

Like with all the Heritage timepieces, these new wristwatches are water-resistant to 50 meters.

*SuperLuminova is a registered trademark which does not belong to Montblanc
Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 pieces
Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 pieces

Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 pieces

The highlight of the Maison’s product line is the Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition 100, a timepiece inspired by what collectors call the ‘doctor’s watches’, that were used by doctors in the past to check a patient’s heart rate. Following the launch of the Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition with a salmon-coloured dial, the Maison is now unveiling a brand-new model in an 18 K rose gold 40 mm case with a distinctive smoked tobacco-brown dial and matching Sfumato alligator strap, reinforcing the trendy vintage style.

Montblanc Manufacture monopusher chronograph Calibre MB M13.21
Montblanc Manufacture monopusher chronograph Calibre MB M13.21

On the case back, the sapphire crystal reveals the high level of hand-finishing of the Montblanc Manufacture monopusher chronograph Calibre MB M13.21. This high-end movement is composed of a large balance wheel with 18 screws that beats at the traditional frequency of 18,000 A/H, a column wheel and horizontal coupling, the iconic V-shaped chronograph bridge whose designed was patented in 1912, and the emblematic hand-decorated Minerva arrow. To match the 18 K rose gold case and the tobacco-brown dial, the calibre MB M13.21 features rose gold-coated plate and bridges.

Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 pieces
Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 pieces

The refined tobacco-brown dial features several vintage design codes from the 1940s and 50s: a domed smoked lacquered dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent Arabic numerals and dots for indexes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent dauphine hour and minute hands, 18 K rose gold baton-shaped hands for the seconds and the chronograph indications, rack minuterie, and old school international payphone indications of 3, 6 and 9 minutes on the chronograph’s minutes counter.

The timepiece comes with a matching tobacco-brown Sfumato alligator strap, completing the overall vintage design.

Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph

Joining the Heritage product line is this new edition in stainless steel with a salmon-coloured dial.

The Heritage Monopusher Chronograph is one of the technical pillars of Minerva savoir-faire, offering an accessibly-priced model at the centre of the collection. This timepiece features the latest chronograph design with a domed, salmon-coloured dial with black rhodium-coated Arabic numerals and dots for indexes. Other features include a blue rack minuterie, black rhodium- coated luminescent dauphine hands for the hours and minutes, and contrasting blued steel baton

Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph
Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph

hands for the seconds and the chronograph indications, providing great visibility. A closer look at the minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock reveals an indicator for 3, 6 and 9 minutes – a vintage touch from the days when we used coin-operated telephones and needed to track the length and cost of a call.

This timepiece comes in a 42 mm stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishes, curved horns, a domed sapphire glass box, and the distinctive Minerva Manufacture embossing on the case back. The timepiece is completed with a matching grey Sfumato alligator strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy.

Montblanc Heritage Automatic
Montblanc Heritage Automatic

Montblanc Heritage Automatic

The new Montblanc Heritage Automatic comes in 18 K yellow gold with a brand-new lacquered British-racing-green dial and matching Sfumato alligator strap for a vintage look.

This new colour combination is enhanced by yellow gold details on the dial, including 18 K yellow gold-coated curved Dauphine hands that have been enhanced with SuperLuminovaR, along with applied Arabic numerals and dots for indexes that are also in yellow gold. Providing great flair, the dial has been lacquered – a technique that requires expertise and dexterity. The 40 mm case is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal and an elegant British-racing-green Sfumato strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy.

Montblanc Heritage Automatic
Montblanc Heritage Automatic

Like all the Montblanc Heritage Automatic models, the timepiece is powered by the Calibre MB 24.27, an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 50 metres.

Montblanc – A true watchmaker since 1858

Montblanc watchmaking is built on a unique set-up that brings two manufactures together, based in Le Locle and in Villeret, in the Swiss Jura mountains.
The Montblanc watchmaking story began in 1858 when Mr. Charles-Ivan Robert founded a watch workshop in the Saint-Imier valley. This marked the beginning of the historic Minerva era. Already during the end of the 19th century, pocket watches started to gain some fame for their crown winding system. But the Minerva Manufacture’s most flourishing years brought them to be recognized as one of the 20th ’s century leading specialists in professional watches (stopwatches & chronographs) for measuring small intervals of time with high precision.

Today, Montblanc timepieces continue the journey of Minerva’s over 160-year legacy in four fine watchmaking explorations: the Montblanc Star Legacy, the Montblanc 1858, the Montblanc TimeWalker and the Montblanc Heritage product lines, all linking the past and the present through design, style and technical innovation.

Montblanc Heritage Watches Technical Specifications

Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 Ident. 126095

Movement

  • Calibre MB M13.21
  • Type of movement: Manually wound monopusher chronograph with pulsometer scale
  • Chronograph: Monopusher with column-wheel and horizontal coupling
  • Dimensions: Diameter = 29.50 mm; height = 6.40 mm
  • Number of components: 239
  • Number of rubies: 22
  • Power Reserve: Approx. 55 hours
  • Balance: Balance with screws, diameter = 11.40 mm; moment of inertia = 26 mgcm2
  • Frequency: 18,000 A/h (2.5 Hz)
  • Hairspring: With Phillips terminal curve
  • Plate: Rose gold-plated German silver with circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges, rose gold-plated German silver bridges with “Côtes de Genève”, circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges
  • Going-train: Gold-plated, circular-grained, chamfered, diamond hubs on both sides

Displays:

  • Hours and minutes from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre, 30- elapsed minute counter at 3 o’clock
  • Pulsometer scale graduated for 30 pulsations

Habillage

  • Case: 18 K rose gold, polished case
  • Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed box-shaped sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
  • Back: Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
  • Dimensions: Diameter = 40 mm; Height = 12.65 mm
  • Watertightness: 5 bar (50 m)
  • Crown: 18 K rose gold with Montblanc emblem in relief
  • Pusher: Monopusher chronograph at 2 o’clock

Dial: 

  • Domed lacquered smoked tobacco brown-coloured dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes,
  • 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent applied Arabic numerals and dots as indexes,
  • 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent bent dauphine hour- and minute-hands,
  • 18 K rose gold-coated baton second- and 30-minute chronograph counter-hands,
  • 18 K rose gold-coated bent baton central 60-second chronograph hand,
  • historical Montblanc logo at 12 o’clock,
  • pulsometer scale on the external part of the dial

Wristband: 

  • Brown Sfumato alligator-skin strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with 18 K rose gold pin buckle

Limited Edition: 100

 

Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph Ident. 126078

Movement: 

  • Calibre MB 25.12
  • Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, monopusher chronograph
  • Number of rubies: 27
  • Power Reserve: Approx. 48 hours
  • Balance: Flat hoop
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
  • Hairspring: Flat

Displays: 

  • Hours and minutes from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre, 30- elapsed minute counter at 3 o’clock

Habillage

  • Case: Stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishes
  • Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed box-shaped sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
  • Back: Stainless steel with Minerva Manufacture engraving
  • Dimensions: Diameter = 42 mm; Height = 14.7 mm
  • Watertightness: 5 bar (50 m)
  • Crown: Stainless steel with Montblanc emblem in relief
  • Pusher: Monopusher chronograph integrated into the crown

Dial: 

  • Domed salmon-coloured dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes,
  • black rhodium-coated applied Arabic numerals and dots as indexes,
  • black rhodium-coated luminescent bent dauphine hour- and minute-hands,
  • blued baton second- and 30-minute chronograph counter-hands,
  • blued bent baton 60-second central chronograph hand,
  • historical Montblanc logo at 12 o’clock

Wristband: 

  • Grey Sfumato alligator-skin strap coming strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with stainless steel triple-folding clasp

 

Montblanc Heritage Automatic Ident. 126464

Movement: 

  • Calibre MB 24.27
  • Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding
  • Number of rubies: 25
  • Power Reserve: Approx. 42 hours
  • Balance: Flat hoop
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
  • Hairspring: Flat
  • Displays: Hours, minutes and seconds from the centre

Habillage

  • Case: 18 K yellow gold, polished case
  • Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
  • Back: Stainless steel with Minerva Manufacture engraving
  • Dimensions: Diameter = 40 mm; Height = 11 mm
  • Watertightness: 5 bar (50 m)
  • Crown: 18 K yellow gold with Montblanc emblem in relief

Dial: 

  • Domed lacquered British racing green-coloured dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes,
  • 18K yellow gold-coated applied Arabic numerals and dots as indexes,
  • 18 K yellow gold-coated luminescent bent dauphine hour- and minute-hands,
  • 18 K yellow gold-coated bent baton second-hand, historical Montblanc logo at 12 o’clock

Wristband: 

  • British racing green-coloured Sfumato alligator-skin strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with 18 K yellow gold pin buckle

About Montblanc

Synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship and design, Montblanc has been pushing the boundaries of innovation ever since the Maison first revolutionized the culture of writing in 1906. Ingenuity and imagination continue to be driving forces for the Maison today as it advances its expression of fine craftsmanship across product categories: luxury writing instruments, watches, leather goods, new technologies and accessories. Reflecting upon its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from bold ideas and expertly crafted through the skills of the Maison’s artisans, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, quality and an expression of sophisticated style. With its origins deeply rooted in the culture of handwriting, Montblanc continues to assert its cultural commitment around the world honouring modern-day patrons who support the advancement of the arts, as well as wide-ranging initiatives that promote arts and culture.

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