Montblanc has unveiled a new range of watches in its vintage-inspired neo-classical style Heritage collection. Inspired by the mid-20th century watches made by Minerva, this collection features a common design language that is focused on color and a variety of finishes.
The collection is headlined by this gorgeous chronograph, the Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition 100. But that’s not all. While the Pulsograph sits atop the pyramid in this range, the mid-tier offering is a good value proposition too. This is the segment in which Montblanc works with their in-house modules that are fitted atop base Sellita movements, like they did with the 1858 Geosphere or just get movement manufacturers to make them an industrialized custom movement.
So without further ado, meet the Heritage Monopusher Chronograph, an important technical pillar for Montblanc and represents tremendous value for what it is. It was first unveiled with a domed, silvery-white dial with two different finishes last year. This year it features a salmon dial. Similar to the Pulsograph LE, the dial features anthracite applied Arabic numerals and dots as indexes; bent Dauphine hour and minute hands injected with Super-LumiNova; and blued baton hands for the seconds and subdial indications. The minutes chronograph register also includes the same payphone indicator as the Pulsograph model.
This 42-mm timepiece comes in a fully-polished stainless steel case with curved horns, a domed sapphire glass box and a view of the Minerva Manufacture embossed on the closed caseback. The watch is powered by Caliber MB25.12 (Sellita SW510 made exclusively for Montblanc) and is paired with a Sfumato alligator leather strap. €4,700.
The new Montblanc Heritage Automatic is probably the most striking of the three new Heritage models released this year. A lacquered British racing-green dial forms a stunning contrast with an 18K yellow case. The dial also uses yellow gold details on the dial, including 18 K yellow gold-coated curved Dauphine hands that have been enhanced with SuperLuminova, along with applied Arabic numerals and dots for indexes that are also in yellow gold.
The 40 mm case is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal and is paired with an elegant British-racing-green Sfumato strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy. Like all the Montblanc Heritage Automatic models, the timepiece is powered by the Calibre MB 24.27 (A Selita SW200, an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 50 metres.