Pre-SIHH 2016: Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Annual Calendar Chronograph

Montblanc is steadily building a much admired collection of classic complications by expertly leveraging the combined know-how of its two Manufactures (one in Le Locle and the Minerva one in Villeret). For this new Annual Calendar Chronograph, Montblanc draws inspiration from a 1920s Minerva model to strengthen its already impressive Heritage Chronométrie collection.

This new model is distinguished by its excellent legibility combined with an original display of various indications. All the chronograph related hands are in blue while the hands for the hours, minutes, seconds and calendar functions are in plated red gold. The lunar cycle is symbolized by its four main phases depicted in red gold and swept over by a gold hand.

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The blued hands on the other counters provide the chronograph indications, while red gold-plated hands point to the hours, minutes, seconds and date functions. Like all models in the Heritage Chronométrie line, this elegant polished pink gold chronograph featuring an exclusive display and an excellent quality-price ratio has undergone 500 hours of testing in the Montblanc Laboratory, a guarantee of reliability. The watch will retail at a relatively modest 18,900 Euros in 18k red gold and around 9,500 Euros in stainless steel.

Specifications

Case: polished 18K 5N red gold, sapphire back, Water resistant: to 30m
Diameter: 42mm
Movement: mechanical self-winding (Caliber MB25.09, 42h power reserve)
Functions: fast adjustment of the central hours and minutes hands, small seconds at 12 o’clock, month hand at 9 o’clock, day hand at 6 o’clock, date hand at 12 o’clock, moon phase at 3 o’clock, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters
Dial: silvery white adorned with a sunburst motif, gold hands and appliques
Strap: Montblanc black alligator leather with 18K (5N) red gold pin buckle

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