The Montblanc timepieces of today continue the journey of the 160-year Minerva legacy. Centuries of collected knowledge,
decades of experience, years of development and hundreds of hours of dedicated labour – they all culminate in a Montblanc
timepiece coming to life. The watchmakers at Montblanc locations in Villeret and Le Locle, Switzerland put their pride, passion
and soul into each timepiece using skills that have been handed down through generations.
Montblanc Star Legacy Small Second - 32 mm
Inspired by the extraordinary Minerva heritage that dates back to 1858, Montblanc introduces ladies' timepieces within its Star Legacy Collection, combining femininity with the spirit of classical fine watchmaking. The Montblanc Star Legacy Small Second features a 32 mm stainless steel case with a curved finish on the sides, giving it a refined shape and pebble effect, along with horns that have steps on the sides. In the spirit of classical watchmaking, the crown stands out with its recognisable and easy-to-grip onion shape, adorned on the side with the iconic Montblanc emblem in mother-of-pearl. The silvery-white dial features the Maison’s exploding star guilloché pattern in the centre and is highlighted by prominent anthracitecoloured Arabic numerals at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock. At 6 o’clock, an elegant diamond ring encircles the small seconds counter set with 28 diamonds (~0.056 ct) and containing a smaller Montblanc exploding star guilloché pattern.
Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph
The Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph pays tribute to the French watchmaker Nicolas Rieussec who invented the first inking chronograph, which was patented in 1821 and marked the history of fine watchmaking. The timepiece incorporates the two very recognisable rotating, horizontally aligned discs on the watch’s dial — one for the chronograph’s 60-second counter and the other for the 30-minute counter — which turn below a fixed double index, like on the original device. Both the counters and the off-centred hours and minutes ring are domed to give an eye-catching three-dimensional effect. The watch is powered by the iconic Manufacture monopusher chronograph movement, calibre MB R200, with automatic winding and a column wheel mechanism that can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. The calibre has two barrels which store enough energy for 72 hours of power reserve. The Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph comes in a 44.8 mm stainless steel case with an anthracite dial and a matching anthracite Sfumato alligator leather strap coming from the Maison’s leather workshop in Florence, Italy.
Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph
"The Montblanc 1858 product line is inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s, which were conceived for military use and exploration. Reinterpreting these legendary timepieces, the Montblanc 1858 product line expresses the spirit of mountain exploration, embodying the modern trend of returning to nature. The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph comes in a 42 mm full satin-finished stainless steel case with a special engraving on the case back. It features a black and beige two-tone dial that is reminiscent of vintage timepieces and depicts the colors of nature. The chronograph features a telemeter scale and is powered by Montblanc’s automatic MB. 25.12 Monopusher Chronograph Caliber that indicates elapsed time with a central seconds hand and a 30-minute counter, both with white hands to create a contrast with the black dial. The timepiece is completed with a vintage technical bracelet made of stainless steel."
Montblanc Star Legacy Full Calendar
The Montblanc Star Legacy Full Calendar first catches the eye with its aesthetic design codes that indicate the hours, minutes and seconds combined with day, date, month and moonphase in the simplest and most elegant of ways. The date is indicated by a hand which culminates in a little red crescent that sweeps along a wreath of thirty-one digits around the dial's periphery. The day of the week and the month appear in apertures, while the lower half of the dial is reserved for the moonphase display. The design codes of this practical timepiece are directly rooted in the spirit of fine watchmaking and draw upon the 160 years of Minerva heritage. All the codes of the Star Legacy collection are present, including Arabic numerals, blue leafshaped hands, the iconic Montblanc exploding star guilloché pattern, a unique railway minuterie track and filet sauté guilloché. The dial comes in a silvery-white color that perfectly matches the brand new blue Sfumato alligator leather strap from the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence, providing utmost refinement.