Last Year Montblanc launched the Heritage models at SIHH 2015. This year two more models are added, starting with this Heritage Chronometrie Date by Hand.
For the new Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Date by Hand introduces a brand new date complication that has been completely developed and manufactured in-house by Montblanc’s master watchmakers. This new complication is powered by the MB 24.23 automatic calibre with a 38-hour power reserve. One of the most useful complications, the date function is indicated on this model in a subdial, rather than the more traditional date aperture. The size of the counter has been maximised to enable a clear reading of the graduating dates, while a bluedsteel date hand provides excellent visibility.
The date counter is balanced by a small second subdial at 9 o’clock, with a blued-steel hand and a red ‘60’ numeral, creating perfect colour harmony across the dial. The inclusion of a second function further reinforces Montblanc’s respect for precision and its passion for elegant design that is at the heart of this collection.
While the design codes of the Heritage Chronometrie collection are inspired by the fine watchmaking expression of the legendary Minerva Pythagore, the new Date by Hand takes its inspiration from the classic double counter look of the Minerva chronographs from the 1950s.The 40mm polished steel case is stylishly slim at only 9.85 mm thick and features curved horns with satin-finishing on the inside surfaces, affirming Montblanc’s devotion to horological details. The sophisticated dial further enhances the level of design, with a silvery-white sun ray finish, facetted sword hands and red gold-plated applied indexes, as well as prominent Arabic 12 and 6 numerals. Other details include the highly recognisable Montblanc emblem, crafted as a distinctive relief atop the crown and an elegant alligator leather strap made by the Montblanc Pelletteria, the Maison’s own leather manufacture in Florence, Italy.
Once complete, the entire timepiece is certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500 that simulates rigorous real-life situations for a total of 500 hours, guaranteeing the timepiece’s high quality and precision.
Montblanc shares its passion for fine watchmaking with this new Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Date by Hand which embodies the Maison’s heritage, passion for precision , useful complications and devotion to the beauty of fine watchmaking.
Movement Calibre MB 24.23
Type of movement Mechanical movement with automatic winding, date by hand
Number of rubies 31
Power reserve Approx. 38 hours
Balance Flat hoop
Frequency 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Displays Hours and minutes in the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock, date indicated by hand on a subdial at 3 o’clock
Case Stainless steel; polished case, polished & satin-finished bezel
Crystal Scratch-resistant, flat and antireflective sapphire crystal
Back Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Dimensions Diameter = 40 mm ; Height = 9.85 mm
Watertightness 3 bar
Crown Stainless steel with Montblanc emblem in raised relief
Dial Silvery-white dial with sunburst pattern, facetted indexes, Arabic numerals “6 & 12” as red gold-plated appliqué, red gold-plated sword hour-hand and minute-hand, blued date-hand, blued small secondhand
Wristband Black alligator-skin strap crafted in the Montblanc Pelletteria in
Florence with stainless steel triple folding clasp
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500