The new Heritage product line integrates a comprehensive range of movements inspired by high-end Minerva calibres from the past to a new mid-range monopusher chronograph that is both rare and highly functional.
Inspired by historical Minerva classic wristwatches from the 1940s and 1950s, the new Heritage product line combines the elegance of watchmaking past with today’s bold design codes and technolgy. New 3, 6 and 9 minute chronograph markers recall the use of old-school payphones. Vintage aesthetics include domed dials with two finishings and dots as indexes combined with 1940-50’s inspired colours such as salmon, smoked-caramel and silvery-white.
This sophisticated elegant aesthetic is reflected in the new Montblanc Heritage product line as each timepiece incorporates time-honoured horological know-how with vintage classic design codes. The Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret – the former home of Minerva established in Villeret since 1858 – has an extraordinary treasure trove of archives that provide both watchmaking knowledge and a constant source of inspiration for the brand’s creative and technical teams.
Fully polished cases from 39mm to 42mm feature curved horns with facets and are fitted with sapphire crystal glass boxes for an elegant historical look. For utmost performance, the entire product line is water resistant to 5 bars and certified by the Montblanc laboratory Test 500.
Montblanc Heritage Automatic Day Date
The Heritage Day Date comes in a 39mm, fully-polished stainless steel case with curved horns and the Minerva Manufacture embossing on the case back, complete with a domed sapphire glass and a grey Sfumato alligator leather strap from Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy. The domed silvery-white dial has applied Arabic numerals, dots as indexes and hands that have been rhodium-plated to match the colour of the case.
Montblanc Heritage GMT
The Montblanc Heritage GMT comes in a 40mm, fully-polished stainless steel case with curved horns and the Minverva Manufacture embossing on the caseback. It is available in three versions – with a silvery-white dorned dial and a steel mesh Milanese bracelet, or with a salmon-coloured dorned dial and a grey Sfumato alligator-skin strap coming from Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy. The three models have matching-coloured applied Arabic numerals, dots as indexes and hands, as well as dorned sapphire crystals. The timepiece is powered by an automatic calibre equipped with a 24-hour complication.
Montblanc Heritage Automatic
The Montblanc Heritage Automatic comes in a 40mm stainless steel case with a choice of a silvery-white or salmon-coloured dial. Both dials are adorned with applied Arabic numerals, dots as indexes and hands that are rhodium-coated or anthracite-colured and enhanced with Super-LumiNova*. There is also the option for a 18K red gold version with a sophisticated smoked-caramel-coloured dial and red gold-coated applied dots as indexes. Tested for 500 hours, the Montblanc Heritage Automatic is powered by Montblanc’s MB 24.27 automatic movement. The red gold version is equipped with a brown Sfumato alligator strap, while the stainless steel models come complete with a grey Sfumato alligator strap from Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy.
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