Montblanc Heritage Collection 2020 – Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition, Heritage Monopusher Chronograph and Heritage Automatic

Inspired by historical Minerva classic wristwatches from the 1940s and 50s and the spirit of neo-dandy style, Montblanc unveils three novelties within its Heritage product line, combining vintage aesthetics with distinctive colour associations and refined watch complications.

The Montblanc Heritage timepieces combine the elegance of watchmaking past with today’s bold design codes. The new models feature fully polished 40 mm and 42 mm cases, curved horns with facets, and are fitted with sapphire crystal glass boxes for an elegant vintage look.

Reminiscent of the neo-dandy style, special attention has been paid to dials with distinctive colours, such as salmon, tobacco-brown, British-racing-green and they 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 from British-racing-green, to grey and tobacco-brown. Like with all the Heritage timepieces, these new wristwatches are water resistant to 50 meters.

Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 pieces

The highlight of the Maison’s product line is the Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition 100, 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. Following the launch of the Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition with a salmon-coloured dial, the Maison is now unveiling a brand-new model in an 18 K rose gold 40 mm case with a distinctive smoked tobacco-brown dial and matching Sfumato alligator strap, reinforcing the trendy vintage style.

Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition Rose gold model with smoked tobacco-brown dial

On the case back, the sapphire crystal reveals the high level of hand-finishing of the Montblanc Manufacture monopusher chronograph Calibre MB M13.21. This high-end movement is composed of a large balance wheel with 18 screws that beats at the traditional frequency of 18,000 A/H, a column wheel and horizontal coupling, the iconic V-shaped chronograph bridge whose designed was patented in 1912, and the emblematic hand-decorated Minerva arrow. To match the 18 K rose gold case and the tobacco-brown dial, the calibre MB M13.21 features rose gold-coated plate and bridges.

Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition Rose gold model with smoked tobacco-brown dial

The refined tobacco-brown dial features several vintage design codes from the 1940s and 50s: a domed smoked lacquered dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent Arabic numerals and dots for indexes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent dauphine hour and minute hands, 18 K rose gold baton-shaped hands for the seconds and the chronograph indications, rack minuterie, and old school international payphone indications of 3, 6 and 9 minutes on the chronograph’s minutes counter.

Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition Rose gold model with smoked tobacco-brown dial

The timepiece comes with a matching tobacco-brown Sfumato alligator strap, completing the overall vintage design.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100
Ident. 126095

Movement
Calibre MB M13.21
Type of movement: Manually wound monopusher chronograph with pulsometer scale
Chronograph Monopusher with column-wheel and horizontal coupling
Dimensions: Diameter = 29.50 mm; height = 6.40 mm
Number of components: 239
Number of rubies: 22
Power Reserve: Approx. 55 hours
Balance: Balance with screws, diameter = 11.40 mm; moment of inertia = 26 mgcm²
Frequency: 18,000 A/h (2.5 Hz)
Hairspring: With Phillips terminal curve
Plate: Rose gold-plated German silver with circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges, rose gold-plated German silver bridges with “Côtes de Genève”, circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges
Going-train: Gold-plated, circular grained, chamfered, diamond hubs on both sides

Displays
Hours and minutes from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre, 30- elapsed minute counter at 3 o’clock
Pulsometer scale graduated for 30 pulsations
Habillage

Case
18 K rose gold, polished case
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed box-shaped sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
Back: Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Dimensions: Diameter = 40 mm; Height = 12.65 mm
Watertightness: 5 bar (50 m)
Crown: 18 K rose gold with Montblanc emblem in relief
Pusher: Monopusher chronograph at 2 o’clock

Dial
Domed lacquered smoked tobacco brown-coloured dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent applied Arabic numerals and dots as indexes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent bent dauphine hour- and minute-hands, 18 K rose gold-coated baton second- and 30-minute chronograph counter-hands, 18 K rose gold-coated bent baton central 60-second chronograph hand, historical Montblanc logo at 12 o’clock, pulsometer scale on the external part of the dial

Wristband
Brown Sfumato alligator-skin strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with 18 K rose gold pin buckle

Edition
Limited Edition 100

Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph

Joining the Heritage product line is this new edition in stainless steel with a salmon-coloured dial. The Heritage Monopusher Chronograph is one of the technical pillars of Minerva savoir-faire, offering an accessibly-priced model at the centre of the collection.

This timepiece features the latest chronograph design with a domed, salmon-coloured dial with black rhodium-coated Arabic numerals and dots for indexes. Other features include a blue rack minuterie, black rhodium-coated luminescent dauphine hands for the hours and minutes, and contrasting blued steel baton hands for the seconds and the chronograph indications, providing great visibility.

Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph stainless steel model with a salmon-coloured dial

A closer look at the minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock reveals an indicator for 3, 6 and 9 minutes – a vintage touch from the days when we used coin-operated telephones and needed to track the length and cost of a call.

This timepiece comes in a 42 mm stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishes, curved horns, a domed sapphire glass box, and the distinctive Minerva Manufacture embossing on the case back. The timepiece is completed with a matching grey Sfumato alligator strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph
Ident. 126078

Movement
Calibre MB 25.12
Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, monopusher chronograph
Number of rubies: 27
Power Reserve: Approx. 48 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat

Displays
Hours and minutes from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre, 30- elapsed minute counter at 3 o’clock
Habillage

Case
Stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishes
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed box-shaped sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
Back: Stainless steel with Minerva Manufacture engraving
Dimensions – Diameter = 42 mm; Height = 14.7 mm
Watertightness: 5 bar (50 m)
Crown: Stainless steel with Montblanc emblem in relief
Pusher: Monopusher chronograph integrated into the crown

Dial
Domed salmon-coloured dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes, black rhodium-coated applied Arabic numerals and dots as indexes, black rhodium-coated luminescent bent dauphine hour- and minute-hands, blued baton second- and 30-minute chronograph counter-hands, blued bent baton 60-second central chronograph hand, historical Montblanc logo at 12 o’clock

Wristband
Grey Sfumato alligator-skin strap coming strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with stainless steel triple-folding clasp

Montblanc Heritage Automatic

The new Montblanc Heritage Automatic comes in 18 K yellow gold with a brand-new lacquered British-racing-green dial and matching Sfumato alligator strap for a vintage look.

This new colour combination is enhanced by yellow gold details on the dial, including 18 K yellow gold-coated curved Dauphine hands that have been enhanced with SuperLuminova, along with applied Arabic numerals and dots for indexes that are also in yellow gold.

Montblanc Heritage Automatic 18 K yellow gold Model with lacquered British-racing-green dial

Providing great flair, the dial has been lacquered – a technique that requires expertise and dexterity. The 40 mm case is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal and an elegant British-racing-green Sfumato strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy.

Montblanc Heritage Automatic 18 K yellow gold Model with lacquered British-racing-green dial

Like all the Montblanc Heritage Automatic models, the timepiece is powered by the Calibre MB 24.27, an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 50 metres.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc Heritage Automatic
Ident. 126464

Movement
Calibre MB 24.27
Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding
Number of rubies: 25
Power Reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat

Displays
Hours, minutes and seconds from the centre
Habillage

Case
18 K yellow gold, polished case
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
Back: Stainless steel with Minerva Manufacture engraving
Dimensions: Diameter = 40 mm; Height = 11 mm
Watertightness: 5 bar (50 m)
Crown: 18 K yellow gold with Montblanc emblem in relief

Dial
Domed lacquered British racing green-coloured dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes, 18K yellow gold-coated applied Arabic numerals and dots as indexes, 18 K yellow gold-coated luminescent bent dauphine hour- and minute-hands, 18 K yellow gold-coated bent baton second-hand, historical Montblanc logo at 12 o’clock

Wristband
British racing green-coloured Sfumato alligator-skin strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with 18 K yellow gold pin buckle