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Live from SIHH 2019 – Nicolas Baretzki of Montblanc

The CEO of Montblanc explains why the brand's focus for 2019 is on Minerva.

| By Rebecca Doulton | 1 min read |

Nicolas Baretzki, CEO of Montblanc, describes 2019 as a year that “will complete a chapter we started writing in 2015”. Referring to the full integration of Montblanc and Minerva, the brand will be “reworking all the product lines from a Minerva approach”.

Focusing on two product lines, the Heritage Collection inspired by Minverva chronographs from the 1940s and 1950s, and the 1858 collection, these are the highlights Baretzki shares with us:

  • Designed to capture the spirit of Minverva’s exploration watches of the 1920s and 1930s, the 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition features a winning combination of a 42mm bronze case and a khaki dial. Equipped with a world time complication featuring two rotating hemispheres, Baretzki is sure this will be the model to remember from 2019. To consolidate the adventurous spirit of the watch, the rotating bezel is graduated like a compass.
  • The Heritage Collection is vintage to the core and picks up on the sophistication and elegance of Minerva chronographs of the 1940s and 1950s. The Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph features an eye-catching salmon dial, a domed dial with two zones, dot and numeral combinations for markers, a return to Arabic numerals, and a sapphire box crystal.  A limited edition of just 100 watches, the Heritage Pulsometer is equipped with a column-wheel chronograph inspired by Minverva’s historical Chronograph 13.20 calibre and beautifully decorated by hand.

We invite you to watch the video at the top of this article and stay tuned on MONOCHROME for all the latest news, direct from the SIHH 2019.

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