Montblanc is definitely one of the best brands at the SIHH 2019. Known for its models as noble at the Montblanc name, the brand keeps the tradition for this year as well. 6 new models have been added to the Heritage collection, 4 of which are series 2 limited production.
Montblanc Heritage Automatic, which comes in a 40mm diameter case available in stainless steel or 18k pink gold, stands out with its simple dial and vintage details. The 50 meters water resistance model is equipped with a sapphire crystal and is powered by the self-winding Caliber MB 24.09. Sellita SW300-based movement beats at 4Hz and offers a power reserve of 38 to 42 hours. The list price of the Montblanc Heritage Automatic is € 7900 for the 18K pink gold model, € 2150 for the stainless-steel case model with Milanese bracelet and € 1950 with alligator strap.
Another model in the series is Montblanc Heritage Automatic Day-Date. The new model is offered in a 39mm diameter stainless steel case and is powered by the self-winding Caliber MB 24.18 equipped with day and date functions. 21 jewels movement beats at 4Hz and offers a power reserve of 42 hours. MSRP is € 2450.
Montblanc, who opted to offer the GMT complication for the third version of the same series. The model has a 40mm diameter stainless steel case, a blue GMT hand and a 24-hour index placed around the dial with three different options: a white and a salmon colored dial with alligator strap or Milanese bracelet. The prices of the models are 2700 € for leather strap and 2950 € for metal bracelet.
The last version in the standard edition novelties is the chronograph model which takes full scores from the authorities. The new model comes in a 42mm diameter stainless steel case that is equipped with a domed sapphire crystal on the front face and is water resistant to 50 meters. The model is powered by the Monopusher type Bi-Compax chronograph movement and is available with very reasonable prices; alligator strap version is 4700 € while the steel bracelet model is 4960 €.
The new models presented under the name of Heritage Manufacture combines elegance and traditional luxury watchmaking. Offered in a 40mm diameter case with stainless steel and 18K pink gold options, Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar proudly sports the vintage Montblanc logo on its dial. The case is equipped with sapphire crystals on both sides and is water resistant to 50 meters. The model is powered by the manufacture movement Caliber MB 29.22 which was designed through a 3 years Research & Development process. 77 jewels self-winding movement beats at 28800vph and offers a power reserve of 48 hours. The list prices of Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar will be 15.000 € for the stainless-steel case model and 25.000 € for the 18K pink gold case model which is limited to 100 pieces only.
The last and the best is the Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph, which I believe is the most successful vintage-inspired Bi-Compax chronograph model I have seen in recent years. A 40mm diameter, extremely stylish and minimalistic stainless-steel case, a breathtakingly beautiful salmon dial, pulsometer scale positioned around the dial, all blue accents on the dial… İt’s hard not to get excited even when writing about it. The model is powered by a hand-wound manufacture (Minerva) movement Caliber MB 13.21. The 22 jewels movement beats at 2.5Hz and offers a 55 hours power reserve when fully wound. Limited to 100 units only, the MSRP for the model is 28.000 €.