Watches & Wonders 2015: The Montblanc novelties and line extensions

Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Sapphire

I already showed you one new timepiece of the Heritage Chronométrie Collection, here come another two, one in the  Villeret Collection and two in the Meisterstück Heritage Collection

 

I do recommend you to read my articles and to listen to my interviews with Alexander Schmiedt, Montblanc´s watch director, about the Heritage Chronométrie Collection and Villeret Collection I published earlier this year if you are not yet familiar with these watches.

To find the article and the interview about the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Collection please click >>> HERE <<< and to find the article and the interview about the Montblanc Villeret Collection please click >>> HERE <<<

What I will show you today is a line extension to these collections and two new models in the  Heritage Spirit collection presented in Hong Kong during Watches & Wonders 2015 that just opened its doors.

 

New and not belonging to both above mentioned collections are these first two timepieces …

Number one is a watch of sober elegance in 18-carat red gold that will be added to the Heritage Spirit collection, that was launched in 2014 in homage to the spirit of the legendary Montblanc Meisterstück fountain pen of 1924. With a diameter of 39 millimetres for a depth of just 9 millimeters it perfectly fits on almost every wrist.  In the conception of the dial, central to this creation, the focus has been on ensuring easy readability. Its slightly domed form and, fine guilloché-work, affirm the classic role of this model in the collection. Master craftsmen place the Roman numeral XII, fine faceted hour-markers of different sizes, and a plain aperture at 3 o’clock.

The self-winding mechanical 4-Hz-calibre MB 24.09. has a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound, it is protected by a case in 18-karat red gold, conceived to be water-resistant to 3 bars.  The complete watch, harmonious in its overall aspect, is worn on a black alligator-skin strap closed by a traditional ardillon buckle crafted in 18-karat red gold.

It will be sold for 6590 Euro including 19 % VAT

Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Spirit Date Automatic
Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Spirit Date Automatic

 

 

Number two is the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Sapphire

Presented at the Watches & Wonders event, this timepiece made of 18 carat red gold now showcases the mechanical splendor of its perpetual calendar movement through a transparent dial of smoky sapphire crystal that combines traditional aesthetics and technical prowess. The elegant watch displays harmonious proportions, with a diameter of 39 millimeters and a thickness of only 10.24 millimeters. The decision to display the movement under a transparent dial allows Montblanc to share with watch lovers the mechanical secrets of a perpetual calendar mechanism normally seen only by watchmakers, and particularly appreciated for its ability to display calendar details without the slightest possibility of error until 28 February 2100. For as long as the MB 29.15 automatic movement remains in operation, as just mentioned the calendar indications will require no further manual adjustment until the year 2100. If necessary, however, should the watch not be worn for a period longer than the duration of the power reserve of 42 hours, small correctors fitted into the middle-piece of the 18 K red gold case (visible here through the dial’s smoky grey sapphire crystal) allow for rapid and easy setting of the day, date, month, leap year and moon phase by means of a precious resin instrument specially developed for Montblanc.

This is what you read on the dial of this watch: Hours, minutes, two hands to indicate the month and the leap-year cycle at “12 o’clock”, one hand to show the day of the week at “9 o’clock”, one hand to display the date at “3 o’clock”, the moon-phase appears in a window at “6 o’clock” …

The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Sapphire will be sold for only 19.900 Euro including 19 % VAT in its 18 carat red gold (5N) case with a black alligator-skin strap with a 18 carat red gold-plated pin buckle (5N)

Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Sapphire
Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Sapphire

 

 

 

The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Annuel Vasco da Gama is a timepiece we know and that you should have seen before 🙂 In this execution diamonds have been added …

An Annual Calendar mechanism automatically controls the number of days to be displayed according to the length of the current month (i.e. 30 or 31 days), but nevertheless requires a manual setting in the case of February, which has 28 or 29 days depending on the year in question. Montblanc has also opted to include a moonphase indication in this model. Operated by an independent gear-train, this original display is set separately from the annual calendar complication.

The watch in its 18 carat red gold (5N) polished case with a bezel set with 72 diamonds is limited to only 90 pieces and it will be sold for 14.590 Euro including 20 % VAT

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Annuel Vasco da Gama Diamonds Limited Edition 90
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Annuel Vasco da Gama Diamonds Limited Edition 90

 

 

 

The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Vasco da Gama Diamonds Limited Edition 25 is a chronograph that was presented at the SIHH in geneva in January. This version is decorated 76 diamonds on its dial. The  44 mm timepiece limited to 25 pieces in its 18 carat white gold case with a black alligator-skin strap crafted at the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence with an 18 carat white gold pin buckle will be sold for 52.500 Euro including 19 % VAT.

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Vasco da Gama Diamonds Limited Edition 25
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Vasco da Gama Diamonds Limited Edition 25

 

 

 

The Montblanc Villeret Collection – Tourbillon Cylindrique NightSky Geosphères was presented as the Montblanc Villeret Collection – Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama during the SIHH in Geneva in January.

This new version now has a new dial called “NightSky”. The 18 K gold dial is constructed in various parts and on different levels. Inspired by the two impressive globes, Montblanc’s designers have selected on round shapes and rounded décor. The upper section of the dial, which is night-black and adorned with aventurine, reflects the nightsky and is the perfect backdrop for the tourbillon mechanism with its arcing, convex, polished tourbillon bridge. The lower section of the dial, elaborately finished in dark grey, bears two globes and the home-time indication in the form of the three-dimensional compass rose. The hand that sweeps above this rose to indicate the hours is likewise styled in a “Fleur-de-Lys” shape.

The Tourbillon Cylindrique NightSky Geosphères in its 18 carat white gold case is a limited edition of 18 pieces and it will be sold for 275.000 Euro including 19 % VAT

Montblanc Villeret Collection – Tourbillon Cylindrique NightSky Geosphères
Montblanc Villeret Collection – Tourbillon Cylindrique NightSky Geosphères

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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