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Inspired by historical Minerva wristwatches from the 1940s and 50s

Heritage watches with vintage flair

The trend is for today’s stylish gentlemen to be attentive to details that make a difference, whether it is the feel of certain fabric, the cut of a jacket, or the choice of colours, or the finishing touches to the ideal outfit. Genuinely passionate about sartorial details, these men master the art of being well dressed with flair and look for authenticity and aesthetic harmony. They like to create their own personal style, expressing their ideal way of life.

From history to heritage

Inspired by Minerva’s wristwatches of the 40s and 50s, today’s Heritage line combines the elegance of watchmaking’s past with today’s technology and design. Vintage aesthetics like domed dials, dot indexes and glass box crystals pair well with gorgeous dial colours.

"From past to present."

Minerva Origins

Minerva chronograph from the 1940’s featuring the calibre 13.20

Minerva Origins

Chronograph with old-school international payphone indications, Circa 1945

Minerva Origins

Historical Minerva Calibre 13.20

From past to present

Calibre MB 13.21, direct heir of the calibre 13.20

Designed for sohisticated elegance

The Montblanc Heritage models feature fully polished 39 mm to 42 mm cases, curved horns with facets, and are fitted with sapphire crystal glass boxes for an elegant vintage look. Special attention has been paid to the dials with distinctive colours, such as salmon, burnt caramel, British-racing-green. They also include technical finishes such as two-tone decoration, a domed shape, and lacquer coatings that require dexterity and expertise to apply. Other details feature dots as indexes, curved Dauphine hands enhanced with SuperLuminova© , a rack minuterie with SuperLuminova© small dots every five minutes, and oldschool international payphone indications of 3, 6 and 9 minutes. In line with the collection’s spirit, the timepieces are adorned with Sfumato alligator straps of various colours that complete the overall design.

"Inspired by what collectors call the ‘doctor’s watches’, that were used by doctors in the past to check a patient’s heart rate."

Crafting movement with a purpose

The Montblanc Heritage collection integrates a comprehensive range of mechanical movements inspired by high-end Minerva calibres from the past, such as a rare Manufacture Monopusher Pulsograph, a timepiece inspired by what collectors call the ‘doctor’s watches’, that were used by doctors in the past to check a patient’s heart rate. It also inludes highly functional Manufacture perpetual calendar calibre developped and patented by Montblanc, chronograph and automatic movements.