Heritage Chronometrie Collection
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Collection
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Annual Calendar
Upholding the precise chronometric heritage of its Minerva roots, the Montblanc Manufacture presents a timepiece inspired by one of Minerva’s first chronograph wristwatches of the 1920s. For the first time in the Montblanc collection, its Montblanc Calibre MB 25.09 combines in one word an annual calendar complication with a chronograph function.
A dial of timelessly harmonious proportions with four subdials shows the full calendar data combined with chronograph indications. The two functions are differentiated by red gold-plated hands for the time and calendar data and blued hands for the chronograph. The counter at 12 o’clock provides the date and the small seconds. At 9 o’clock two hands display the month and the chronograph minutes on respective scales, followed by the day of the week and the chronograph hours at 6 o’clock. Solely reserved for the lunar phases is the sophisticated moon-phase display at 3 o’clock. The moon’s age is displayed by hand on the four principal phases: from new moon, first quarter, full moon to last quarter. The calendar functions are adjusted with four individual correctors on both sides of the case.
A blued chronograph second hand as well as red gold-plated minute and hour hands take the centre position on a silvery-white dial with sunray finishing, applied indexes and a prominent Arabic 12. A black alligator-skin strap crafted at the Montblanc Pelletteria holds the refined, polished case with rounded, curved horns.
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition 28
In elegant contrast of black and stunning red gold, this timepiece draws from Minerva’s legacy of chronometric innovation. Striving for utmost precision, the Manufacture Calibre MB R230 combines Montblanc’s patented ExoTourbillon with a stop-second mechanism and a monopusher chronograph with column wheel and vertical coupling. The Greek prefix “exo” refers to the innovative tourbillon, whose balance wheel is outside the cage. Isolated from the disturbing inertia of the cage, the balance oscillates with greater isochronism.
The ExoTourbillon grand complication is overlooked by a dark, gleaming night sky made of aventurine, a translucent quartz with a shimmering effect. A diamond in the shape of the Montblanc emblem sparkles at 12 o’clock, only outshined by the bezel set with 76 brilliant- cut diamonds. In a classically elegant juxtaposition to the dark aventurine, the central hour and minute sword hands, the chronograph counter hands below as well as the tourbillon bridge shine in polished gold-plated, while the ExoTourbillon is surrounded by a satin-finish decoration..
This edition in a refined, slim case made of 18 K red gold is strictly limited to 28 pieces. Expressing the traditional characteristics of fine Swiss watchmaking with modern and sophisticated elegance, the case features a straight bezel, curved horns and a sapphire crystal case back.