Informed by legendary Minerva classic timepieces from the 1940s and 1950s, the Heritage model family blends the beauty of watchmaking's history with modern design ideas and quality. The Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie is a really unique watch. It is blessed with the calibre MB M62.00 whose last 38 historical pieces have been seen in the archives of the Manufacture. The historical calibre MB M62.00 is informed by the Minerva Pythagore calibre from 1948 with its very lovable special shape. It was remade in 2003 with more special shapes and unique looks.
Introduction to Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie Watches
Every piece, visible or not, is shown off and made special by hand to one of the best abilities, with amazing edges showing the circular graining and Geneva Stripes. Special love has been given to the face style and decoration. It is crafted in pink with lacquer on it allowing for a special vintage style and blends several types of finishings; sunray, grené and azuré in the tiny counter. In addition, a lush Minerva piece has been given. The Montblanc Heritage Small Second Limited Edition 38 is put together and put into the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret by a smart horologist from start to finish, giving each timepiece a special model for collectors and connoisseurs.
Back in 1906 Alfred Nehemias, a Hamburg merchant, and August Eberstein, a Berlin engineer, paired up with trader Claus Voss to create a company producing a non-leaking pen featuring a piston convertor that was essentially the very first contemporary fountain pen. They named their company Montblanc. Since then, the name has become synonymous with quality, whether in the brand’s pens, accessories or, indeed, their watches, everything Montblanc does is symbolic of their commitment to aesthetic beauty and high functionality.
In 1997, Montblanc Montre S.A took residence at the core of the Swiss watchmaking business in Le Locle, joining some true giants of horology. The brand’s first watch, the Meisterstuck, garnered plenty of attention on its release in the same year, with connoisseurs pleasantly surprised at the sophistication and attention to detail displayed by this newcomer to such a traditional industry.
By 2006 Montblanc had established itself as a creator of truly exceptional watches, with the brand celebrating its 100th anniversary by creating special Anniversary Editions throughout the year showcasing the Montblanc Diamond. In what was an industry first, Montblanc actually patented a diamond cut inspired by their distinctive logo and used this to decorate a range of items including watches.
Montblanc Continues to Shine
The following year, in 2007, Montblanc took over the Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie at Villeret, Switzerland. Known the world over for it’s complex handmade movements, Minerva was founded in 1858 and the move represented a new frontier for Montblanc in their development of in house movements. Indeed, this was confirmed when, in 2008, the brand presented the MBR100 calibre, their very first in-house manufactured movement - created exclusively at Minerva.
Two years later, in 2010, Montblanc unveiled the Metamorphosis, a revolutionary watch that changed faces thanks to more than 50 parts working in unison to completely transform the appearance of the watch face. Clearly, the brand was growing into its role as an innovator in the watchmaking world. The following year, the Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique was the globe’s first ever wristwatch to feature a tourbillon with two cylindrical balance springs. Next came the ExoTourbillon Rattrapante, a highly complex timepiece with a split second chronograph and the brand’s patented four minute ExoTourbillon.
The Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie Automatic bring the necessary and useful needs showing the finest Swiss watchmaking ideas: real beauty, silver white dial with nice pattern, red gold-plated applique indexes, sword-shape piece hours and minutes hands in addition to good central seconds hand, shown in a smart slim case in stainless steel.