The Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection embodies the finest of Swiss watchmaking art in every detail. The new collection of timepieces is inspired by the heritage of the Montblanc Meisterstück and, like the legendary fountain pen, is distinguished by masterly craftsmanship, timeless design and perfect functionality.
By MH Staff - Posted on 28th January 2014
1 Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Pulsograph
The pulsometer scale of the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Pulsograph is graduated up to 30 pulse beats and is shown on the outer edge of the dial. The central chronograph seconds hand follows this scale and, like the arrowshaped hand of the 30-minute counter, is made of blued steel. The hours and minutes hands, the hand on the small seconds display and the applique hour markers are red goldplated and designed to harmonise with the elegant 18 K red gold case, which is 41 mm in diameter. The Monopusher-Chronograph, a limited edition of 90 watches, is powered by the Montblanc Manufacture caliber MB M13.21. This impressive, hand-finished movement, marked with the traditional Minerva arrow, can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.
2 Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar
The grande complication of the perpetual calendar is an immense challenge mechanically, and an expression of the highest watchmaking skill. The perpetual calendar always displays the correct date without needing to be corrected by hand, either for months with less than 31 days or for leap years. This is achieved by a mechanism involving levers and cams of complex form that enable the lengths of months and leap years to be recognised mechanically.
3 Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 ExoTourbillon Rattrapante
The Montblanc Manufacture still represents traditional Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship at its highest level and the untiring pursuit of innovation. With the ExoTourbillon Rattrapante from the Collection Villeret 1858, Montblanc presents a unique timepiece in the world of haute horlogerie. This wristwatch combines a split-second chronograph and Montblanc's patented ExoTourbillon, which has a large balance that oscillates outside the tourbillon's rotating cage. The three-dimensional regulator dial is made of gold, decorated with grand feu enamel elements crafted in accord with the tradition of ultrafine watchmaking, and includes a display for a second time zone with a day/night indicator.
4 Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100
In 1916, the Minerva Manufacture, later to become the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret, took professional circles by storm with its first mechanical stopwatch accurate to a hundredth of a second. In its later developments, the timepiece was even augmented to include a chronograph hand that could describe one complete 360-degree rotation per second. This same principle is used in the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100 with the newly developed, hand finished Manufacture caliber. This ambitious chronograph function has been made possible by a patented mechanism with a new column-wheel control and a zero-reset function for the direct-drive hundredths hand. In the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100, Montblanc’s watchmakers have successfully united performance-oriented innovation and the finest horological tradition.