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June 2013

When Fine Watchmaking Meets Classic Retro Design, Montblanc’s Heritage Precision Chronograph Series Adds Two New Blue Retro Style Watches

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Persevering in the passion of fine watchmaking, Montblanc has inherited two new timepieces from the precision chronograph series. Both are classic and timeless blue retro styles. One is a watch with a homemade calendar complex function. A three-handed self-winding watch.

Inheriting core values

Montblanc upholds the passion for high-end watchmaking, forging and inheriting precision chronograph watches. From movement, basic functions, complications, precision to aesthetic details and design, Montblanc combines all the elements to pay tribute to the Swiss tradition of fine watchmaking.

Montblanc’s heritage of precision chronographs is inspired by the Minerva factory, known for its precision chronographs. This legendary watch factory, founded in Villeret, Switzerland in 1858, is now part of Montblanc. Minerva Watch Factory is well-known for its ingeniously developed self-made movements, and diligently strives to create the most precise inner core for each watch.

The French word ‘chronométrie’ in the name of the series means ‘precise timing’, which is still the core concept of Montblanc today. Montblanc’s heritage precision chronograph series pays tribute to the exquisite craftsmanship and extreme aesthetic pursuit of the master of the watch. It perfectly blends the past with the present, and its elegant design is a timeless work.

Classic design details

Montblanc’s heritage precision chronograph collection is inspired by the legendary Pythagore watch, born in 1948. This historical classic has exquisite and elegant Arabic numerals, faceted appliques, unique sword-shaped hands, a thin case, a smooth bezel and elegant curved lugs. These features are all In the Montblanc Heritage Precision Chronograph series, it is perfectly performed again.
Determined to innovate

Since its debut at the Geneva International Horological Fair in 2015, Montblanc’s heritage chronograph series has continuously introduced a number of complex functions, such as the patented external tourbillon chronograph, two-time watch, annual watch, full-time watch Calendar watch, self-developed calendar display complication watch, and a series of limited edition watches. Today, Montblanc will launch two new vintage-style works, with a pure blue dial and a blue alligator leather strap.

Montblanc Heritage Chronograph Twincounter Calendar Watch

The new Montblanc heritage precision chronograph series Twincounter calendar watch has the calendar complex functions, which are independently developed and manufactured by Montblanc watchmakers. It is equipped with an MB 24.23 self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of up to 38 hours. This model replaces the traditional calendar display window with a small dial at 3 o’clock on the dial, which is more convenient and practical. At the same time, the size of the small dial is maximized to ensure that the date is clear and easy to read, and the rhodium-plated calendar hands make the display more eye-catching.

At 9 o’clock, there is a small seconds dial, which echoes the small dial of the calendar. The rhodium-plated seconds hand and the red ’60’ scale on the dial create a harmonious proportion and lasting refinement. What this second hand function contains is Montblanc’s pursuit of precision, which underscores the elegant design essence of the series.

The new Montblanc Heritage Precision Chronograph Twincounter calendar watch is inspired by the classic double subdial design of the 1950s Minerva chronograph. The polished stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 mm is stylish and thin, with a thickness of only 9.85 mm. The curved lugs with satin-brushed inner sides reflect Montblanc’s pursuit of excellence in watchmaking details. The exquisite dial highlights the level of design excellence: the antique blue dial is decorated with a sunray pattern, faceted sword-shaped hands, rhodium-plated appliqued hour markers, and striking Arabic numerals 6 and 12 scales. The embossed Montblanc logo is embossed on the top of the crown; the antique blue alligator leather strap echoing the dial is made by the Montblanc Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy.

After the production is completed, the watch must pass a full 500 hours of rigorous real-world simulation tests to obtain the ‘Montblanc Lab 500 Hour Quality Test’ certification, ensuring that the timepiece is of flawless quality and accurate time.

Montblanc shares the passion for fine watchmaking with the new vintage-inspired Montblanc precision chronograph Twincounter calendar watch. The new watch inherits the brand’s fine tradition and reflects Montblanc’s unremitting pursuit of precision, practical complication and advanced watchmaking aesthetics.

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Automatic

Montblanc presents a new heritage chronograph automatic self-winding watch. The delicate blue dial complements the blue alligator leather strap, creating a new retro style.

The new Montblanc heritage precision chronograph automatic winding watch focuses on basic practical functions while adhering to the essence of Swiss watchmaking design of the legendary Minerva Pythagore: solar radiation pattern, faceted sword-shaped hands, rhodium plating Appliqued hour markers and striking Arabic numerals 3, 9 and 12 scales. The addition of pure blue elements has given the dial a new look, adding a charming retro style to the timeless elegance of the entire collection.

The new Montblanc Heritage Precision Chronograph self-winding watch is equipped with the MB 24.09 self-winding mechanical movement, equipped with a central second hand and a calendar display at 6 o’clock. The polished stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 mm and the curved lugs with satin-brushed inner sides is only 7.65 mm thick. It combines a slim profile with a classic design.

The top of the crown of the new Montblanc Heritage Precision Chronograph self-winding watch is engraved with an easily recognizable three-dimensional Montblanc logo relief, the back is embedded with a sapphire crystal window, and the elegant blue alligator strap is made by Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence Crafted in a leather workshop.

Continuing the style of Montblanc’s heritage precision chronograph series, this self-winding watch has passed the rigorous ‘Montblanc Lab 500-hour Quality Test’.


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