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June 15, 2024

Montlbanc: New Heritage Collection

Inspired by historical Minerva classic wristwatches from the 1940s and 50s and the spirit of neo-dandy style, Montblanc unveils three novelties within its Heritage collection.

Montblanc Heritage Collection

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.

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 Heritage Collection

In line with the collection’s spirit, the timepieces are combined with Sfumato alligator straps of various colours – green, grey and brown – that complete the overall design.

Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 pieces

Limited to only 100 pieces, the Heritage Pulsograph is 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.

Montblanc Heritage Collection

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 Collection

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. (Price € 36.900)

Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph

The Heritage Monopusher Chronograph 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 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.

Montblanc Heritage Collection

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. (Price € 4.800)

Montblanc Heritage Collection

Montblanc Heritage Automatic

The new Montblanc Heritage Automatic comes in 18 K yellow gold with a new lacquered British-racing-green dial combined with yellow gold details, like curved Dauphine hands that have been enhanced with SuperLuminova and applied Arabic numerals and dots for indexes. 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.

Montblanc Heritage Collection

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. (Price € 8.700)

Montblanc Heritage Collection