In January of this year Montblanc introduced an entirely new collection, called the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage collection. This collection, with its classic design codes, is the first to incorporate everything that Montblanc as a watch brand has to offer. From very affordable and classically styled time-only, to the most affordable perpetual calendar on the market, to the Pulsograph with its stunning Villeret-made movement. Now they add the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Gold collection, with full gold watches starting just north of € 6k.
During the exclusive Genevan watch show in January, everyone was amazed – more likely shocked – by the price of the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar. And even the Meisterstück Heritage Pulsograph is (relatively speaking) a bargain at € 27k. Now Montblanc adds several 39mm gold models to the Meisterstück Heritage collection and again the price immediately catches the attention.
It is not only the price that catches the attention! The design of the Meisterstück Heritage collection is that of a timeless classic beauty and the new gold models measure a comfortable 39mm in diameter and are only 9mm in height. Inside ticks a mechanical movement – referred to as MB 24.17 – that is made by Sellita. A similar movement is also use in the IWC Ingenieur Automatic that we reviewed for you last year. It’s a good and reliable, automatic winding, movement that delivers 42 hours of power reserve and comes with a date function.
The new models in gold share the same design cues with the rest of the Meisterstück Heritage collection. Long faceted dauphine-shape hour- and minute-hands, a beautiful sunburst dial featuring polished and faceted applied indices, and small dots for every minute, in line with the finest watchmaking traditions. The elegant case features a horizontal satin finishing on the middle piece, and the bezel and upward facing parts of the lugs are polished. The crown is embossed with the polished Montblanc emblem, standing out from the sand-blasted background.
The new Meisterstück Heritage Date Automatic models are all made from 18 karat red gold. There are three new models; a classic version with a silver-white dial, a contemporary-chique version with a chocolate brown sunburst dial and a version with a silver-white dial and a bezel that is studded with 88 Top Wesselton diamonds. On this model the indices are also decorated with diamonds.
Not to forget, all models come with a see-through case back, with a sapphire crystal pane, that allows a view on the nicely finished movement.
Specifications Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Gold Collection
- Movement: automatically wound calibre MB 24.17 (Sellita), 25 jewels, 42 hours of power reserve, 28,800 vph (4 Hz), flat hairspring, indicating hours, minutes, large second-hand, date in a window at “3 o’clock”
- Case: 18K red gold case, 39mm in diameter, 9mm in height, polished bezel, horizontally satin-finished middle piece, domed sapphire crystal with and antireflective coating, 18K red gold case back with inset pane of sapphire crystal
- Strap: black alligator-skin strap with red gold-plated pin buckle
More info: www.montblanc.com