By Jovan Krstevski
Montblanc has unveiled 3 new models for its popular Heritage Chronométrie Collection.
The new watches feature thin 40 mm thin cases with new dial designs. The cases are also polished with slimmer horns to highlight the patented Exo Tourbillon mechanism and the Perpetual calendar complication. Moreover, the new dials now appear contemporary featuring sharp lines while the skeletonized version features a dazzle-camouflage pattern used on war ships to literally dazzle enemy ships during WW1.
A brand-new dark-blue-colored strap from the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence completes the design of the watches which is geared for utmost performance and precision. They look classy, subtle, and above all sporty. Moreover, the watches are also certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500.
The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Perpetual Calendar Sapphire
The perpetual calendar complication comes with a smoked sapphire dial featuring a surreal 3D construction. The domed view of the moon from earth looks very appealing and realistic. Meanwhile, the dazzling effect of the sapphire crystal on the view of the movement and the functions beneath delivers a nice treat for mechanical watch lovers. The indications also use transparent counters crafted in dark-blue that matches the flange and the blue alligator strap. There is also a white minute track and the hands feature a classic refined sword shape. The indexes and numerals are rhodium-plated and directly imprinted on the sapphire.
The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Exo Tourbillon Slim
This watch is powered by Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB 29.24 featuring the patented Exo Tourbillon. Its patent is all about the quick stop-second mechanism that incorporates a micro-rotor allowing full uninterrupted view of the movement behind the exhibition case back.
Moving on, its sophisticated dial comes in a slate grey with a vertically-brushed finish. The notable blue flange features a white minute track to try to improve legibility and to blend in with its impressive environment. The classic sword-shaped hands for the hours and minutes look clean as well as the applied indexes and numerals. The nice 40 mm case is made of 18-karat white gold, polished down to its slim horns.
The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Exo Tourbillon Slim Openworked
This one-of-a-kind skeletonized watch comes in a combination of dark grey and blue colors. The movement and the dial have been skeletonized with a camouflage design delivering a trompe l’oeil effect.
The unique motif is designed to confuse one’s eyesight so it pretty much baffles me why put it on a watch unless you want its legibility to be ruined. Well, the trompe l’oeil effect is probably worth it, besides the geometric shapes bring a unique 3D aesthetic.
A closer look also reveals rhodium coated and satinated wheels. The skeletonized barrel also reveals the spring. There are lots of technical stuff with uninterrupted view like the new Exo Tourbillon bridge with its semi-hexagonal shape. The balance wheel is also rhodiumed. The bridge has been polished and mirror polished to bring an exquisite singularity to the watch design. For more info, visit Montblanc online.