The new Montblanc Star Legacy Product Line

Montblanc Star Legacy
Montblanc Star Legacy Ref. 126104
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At Montblanc, we have defined classical watches typology through their “Elegance” and history pedigree. Our Spirit of Formal Elegance, which is embodied by the Montblanc Star Legacy product line, is inspired by Minerva pocket watches from the 19th century and the beginning of 20th century. The nowadays timepieces include round polished pebble-shaped cases, like those found on antique pocket watches; onion-shaped crowns with the recognisable Montblanc emblem; refined dials with the iconic exploding star guilloché pattern; and Sfumato straps coming from the Pelletteria in Florence, Italy.

In 2020, Montblanc will introduce a new 43 mm size to the Star Legacy product line. More than just a size, it is a new expression of how elegant a timepiece can be. The two new men’s pieces will be: the Star Legacy Automatic Date and the Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date.

It is all about the harmony of contrast as we are offering stainless steel cases with satin-finished and polished details and dials with two tones either ivory or anthracite.

Each timepiece features an open case back so the wearer can appreciate the mechanics of the automatic movement.

These two new Montblanc Star Legacy timepieces offer very useful indications and provide the perfect mix of classical watchmaking along with a stylish, yet casual look.

Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date

Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date 43 mm

The new Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date comes in a 43mm stainless steel case with a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and a sapphire crystal case back. There are two dial colours, one in ivory with a silvery-white flange and featuring 18 K rose gold-coated Roman numerals, indexes and hands, and the other in anthracite with black rhodium coated Roman numerals, indexes and hands. Both are enhanced with luminescent material SuperLuminovaR for a better readability at night.

The timepieces are powered by the MB 24.17 automatic movement that has a date at three o’clock and a 38-hour power reserve.

The timepieces are water-resistant to 50 meters and come fitted with a brown or grey Sfumato strap and are available on a stainless steel 3 links bracelet that has been partly polished and partly satin-finished.

Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date
Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date

Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date 43 mm

The new Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date is housed in a 43mm stainless steel case with a domed sapphire crystal on the front and a sapphire crystal on the back, allowing the wearer the possibility to admire the MB25.07 automatic chronograph movement beneath.

The MB25.07 chronograph movement has a 48-hour power reserve and indicates the elapsed seconds via a central chronograph seconds hand, the elapsed minutes in a 30-minute counter, and the elapsed hours in a 12-hour counter. The day and date displays can be found in apertures at three o’clock.

Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date
Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date

There are two dial colours, one in ivory with a silvery-white flange and counters that features 18 K rose gold-coated Roman numerals, indexes and hands for the time functions and blued hands for the chronograph readings, and another that comes in anthracite with black rhodium coated Roman numerals, indexes and hands enhanced with luminescent material SuperLuminovaR for a better readability at night.

The timepieces are water resistant to 50 meters and come fitted with a brown or grey Sfumato strap and are available on a stainless steel 3 links bracelet that has been partly polished and partly satin-finished.

Minerva History

Montblanc – A true watchmaker since 1858

Montblanc watchmaking is built on a set-up that brings two manufactures together, based in Le Locle and in Villeret, in the Swiss Jura mountains.

Minerva watch presentation

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

Minerva Pocket Watch

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.

Minerva Chrono

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.

Minerva Chrono

Montblanc Star Legacy Product Line Technical Specifications

Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date
Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date

Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date

Ident. 126104

Movement: Calibre MB 24.17

Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, date
Number of rubies: 26
Power Reserve: Approx. 38 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring Displays: Flat
Habillage
Case: Stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishing
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
Back: Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Dimensions: Diameter = 43 mm; Height = 11 mm
Watertightness: 5 bar (50 m)
Crown: Stainless steel with Montblanc emblem
Dial: Ivory-coloured dial with silvery-white flange and the Montblanc exploding star guilloché pattern, 18 K rose gold-coated Roman numerals, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent leaf hour and minute hands, blued second hand
Wristband: Brown Sfumato alligator leather crafted by the Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with stainless steel pin buckle

Also available with a stainless steel bracelet (ident. 126106)
Also available with a anthracite-coloured dial and grey Sfumato alligator leather strap (ident. 126105) or with a stainless steel bracelet (ident. 126107)

 

Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date
Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date

Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date

Ident. 126080

Movement: Calibre MB 25.07
Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, chronograph, day&date
Number of Jewels: 25
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’clockDay&date in a window at 3 o’clock, Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre 30-elapsed minute and 12-elapsed hour counters at 12 and 6 o’clock

Habillage
Case: Stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishing
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
Back: Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Dimensions: Diameter= 43 mm; Height = 14.76 mm
Water-resistance: 5 bar (50 m)
Dial: 

Ivory-coloured dial with silvery-white counters and flange and the Montblanc exploding star guilloché pattern, 18 K rose gold-coated Roman numerals, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent leaf hour and minute-hands, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent small second hand, blued chronograph hands

Crown: Stainless steel with Montblanc emblem
Wristband: Brown Sfumato alligator-skin strap crafted by the Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with stainless steel triple folding clasp
Also available with a stainless steel bracelet (ident. 126102).
Also available with a anthracite-coloured dial and grey Sfumato alligator leather strap (ident. 126081) or with a stainless steel bracelet (ident. 126103).

SuperLuminovaR is a registered trademark which does not belong to Montblanc

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