Montblanc recently unveiled the latest additions to its Heritage line-up. Reminiscent of the brand’s Minerva heritage from the 1940s and 50s, this range embodies the neo-dandy spirit of the collection, combining vintage design with refined colors and exceptional watchmaking.
This year Montblanc is adding three timepieces to this collection: the Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100, the Heritage Monopusher Chronograph and the Montblanc Heritage Automatic.
In a sit-down with the Managing Director of Montblanc Watches, Davide Cerrato told us: “We are happy to have achieved full integration with Minerva, in terms of both history and design. We redesigned some of the old product collections and gave them a family feeling, giving an even greater identity to Montblanc watches.”
Let’s take a closer look at these new “old” timepieces.
Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100
Inspired by what collectors usually call the “doctor’s watches”, the Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 is a brand new model featuring a 40mm case in 18K rose gold fitted on a smoked brown tobacco Sfumato alligator strap that gives it a vintage feel.
Its open case back reveals the Calibre MB M13.2, a high-end movement boasting a large balance wheel with 18 screws. Beating at 18,000 A/H the movement also features the iconic V-shaped chronograph bridge patented by Minerva in 1912. To match the 18K rose gold case and the tobacco-brown dial, the calibre MB M13.21 features rose gold-coated plates and bridges. This timepiece is for yesterday, today and tomorrow. You would pass it on to your offspring, as they would to theirs and so on.
Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph
The Monopusher is a staple of Minerva’s savoir-faire. It features a salmon-colored dial with black-rhodium coated numerals and dots for indexes. It also boasts black rhodium-coated luminescent Dauphine hands for the hours and minutes, and contrasting blued steel baton hands for the seconds and the chronograph indications.
It comes in a 42mm stainless steel case with polished and satin finishes, a domed glass box as well as the distinctive Minerva Manufacture embossing on the case back. To add a dapper touch, Montblanc completed the look of its watch with a matching grey Sfumato alligator strap from the Pelletteria in Florence. Those blue hands make it gorgeous!
Montblanc Heritage Automatic
Available in 18K yellow gold and a brand new lacquered British-racing-green dial and matching Sfumato alligator strap, the Heritage Automatic is the dress watch by excellence. Differentiating itself with 18K yellow gold-coated Dauphine hands along with Arabic numerals, this watch has a unique and visually striking look. Its 40mm case is home to the Calibre MB 24.27, an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 50 meters. Looking for a real vintage, classic and modern watch at same time, with a unique green that will stand out in a crowd? This is the right timepiece for you.
These new models reinforce Montblanc’s status as a watchmaking and design powerhouse. With an aggressive price positioning but no compromise on quality, engineering and beauty (design). By blending history and style, the brand has found the ingredients for guaranteed success.
Those are Montblanc’s first novelties for 2020. We heard there are more to come, so keep tuned!