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STAR LEGACY

Classical timepieces where watchmaking artisanal know-how meets Montblanc legacy


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TRUE ELEGANCE IS TIMELESS


The Star Legacy line has its roots firmly planted in the Legacy of Minerva, combining the same classic design code with some of the highest technologies of today. The collection perpetuates traditional craftsmanship and emphasizes elegance through refined timepieces, powered by mechanical movements with modern twists, that will be everyday companions.

FROM ELEGANT POCKET WATCHES TO STAR LEGACY


The Montblanc Star Legacy timepieces feature elements taken from the Minerva pocket watches and first wristwatches of the late 19th - beginning of the 20th century era. As of 1880s, Minerva had started to specialize in timekeepers that could be wound with a crown. These innovative pocket watches were among the first to be wound without a separate key, one of the reasons why Minerva experienced global success and expansion early on.

"From past to present."

MINERVA ORIGINS

1858: Fondation of the Villeret Manufacture.

MINERVA ORIGINS

New Innovative system invented by the Manufacture to rewind pochet watches.

MINERVA ORIGINS

New Innovative system invented by the Manufacture to rewind pochet watches.

MINERVA ORIGINS

Beginning of 20th century : one of the first Minerva wrist chronograph with pebble-shape case and onion-shape crown.

MINERVA ORIGINS

1902: Launch of the first Manufacture calibres.

DESIGN AND CODES INSPIRED FROM 19th AND 20th WATCHMAKING


The contemporary timepieces include round polished pebble-shaped cases and railway minute track, like those found on antique pocket watches; onion-shaped crowns with the recognisable Montblanc emblem and refined dials with the iconic exploding star guilloché pattern.
Completing the overall design, the collection also features elegant leaf-shaped hands, contributing to a contemporary yet classic aesthetic

MOVEMENTS WITH STRONG IDENTITY


Today, the Maison brings its expertise to in-house complications that continue Minerva’s tradition of fine watchmaking, such as with Orbis Terratum – a practical and easy-to-use worldtimer that brings style and legibility; or with the tribute to Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph with its distinctive off‑centre dial and chronograph turning discs with connecting hand that is reminiscent of the original inking chronograph invented by Rieussec in 1821.

"“Exo” is derived from the Greek for external or outside and refers to this particular large balance wheel with screws, which is positioned outside of the tourbillon’s rotating cage."

Keeping up with purest horological craftsmanship, the star of the collection is without a doubt the patented Montblanc Suspended Exo Tourbillon, easily recognisable for its large balance wheel framing a hand-finished tourbillon beating away at 18,000 oscillations per hour, or one full rotation per minute. The “Exo” is derived from the Greek for external or outside and refers to this particular large balance wheel with screws, which is positioned outside of the tourbillon’s rotating cage, raised 4.15 mm higher than the dial and appears to be floating above it. These movements in-house components are entirely hand-decorated in the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret by expert craftsmen and women using artisanal finishings such as circular graining, mirror-polishing, and beveling with inner angles.

MINERVA

Over 160 years of tradition

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