Montblanc : A year-round depiction of the four-phase lunar cycle

Heritage Chronométrie Annual Calendar Chronograph

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

Who has not yet realized that Montblanc’s strategic upscale move towards high-end watchmaking and extending all the way up to Haute Horlogerie has led to the development of an extensive movement portfolio comprising 24 calibers? Expertly leveraging the combined know-how of its two Manufactures (one in Le Locle and the Minerva one in Villeret), Montblanc notably draws inspiration from a 1920s Minerva model to strengthen its Heritage Chronométrie collection with an Annual Calendar Chronograph. This new model is distinguished by excellent legibility combined with an original display of various indications – starting with the aesthetic sophistication of the lunar cycle symbolized by its four main phases depicted in red gold and swept over by a gold hand. 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.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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