Starstruck

Timekeeping

Inspired by its extraordinary Minerva heritage dating back to 1858, Montblanc has launched a re-envisioned collection reinterpreting the class watchmaking spirit of its iconic Star product line.

he heritage and legacy of Minerva dates back to 1858 with the founding of Montblanc by Charles-Ivan Robert specializing in gold pocket watches. The company went on to attain global success relatively quickly, with company archives showing receipts of international orders from very early on.

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Many of Montblanc’s early watches were acquired by railway companies, for which the legibility of dials was of particular importance. Wristwatches too, grew in numbers during this time.

A key driving factor of Minerva’s early success was that these were among the first pocket watches in the market that could be wound through the crown. Montblanc were making these innovative watches from as early as 1880, and they quickly caught on amongst consumers appreciating the convenience of not need to wound their watches through a separate key.

This exclusive watch is limited to just 58 pieces, paying tribute to the founding year which the Montblanc Manufacture was founded in Villeret in 1858. The timepiece comes fitted with a black alligator strap supplied by the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence, Italy, and is equipped with a triple folding clasp with security pushers for a secure grip.

Montblanc Star Legacy Suspended Exo Tourbillon Limited Edition 58

Celebrating the exceptional history and heritage of Minerva, Montblanc is launching a new reinterpretation of its iconic Star line. In this new re-imagined collection, the Maison enhances the level of classic finishing by bringing added sophistication to the design whilst keeping key elements.

Inspired by the Minerva pocket watches of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Montblanc Star Legacy timepieces continue the 160-year journey of heritage through the spirit of classical watchmaking. With a variety of sizes, complications, and a large choice of distinctive straps, this line is the perfect way for watch connoisseurs to enhance their outfits and express their own personal style.

Movement: Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M16.68

Type: Mechanical movement with manual winding mechanism, patented one-minute Suspended Exo Tourbillon

Power reserve: Approx 50 hours

Montblanc reinterprets its Nicolas Rieussec monopusher chronograph that was launched in 2008 and since became a true Montblanc icon. The case and dial of the timepiece have been redesigned for utmost fine watchmaking refinement, while keeping its distinctive face, with the chronograph’s turning discs and off-centred dial. This watch pays tribute to the French watchmaker of the same name who invented the first inking chronograph in 1821.

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph

Movement: Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB R200

Type: Mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism, chronograph, and double barrel

Power reserve: Approx 72 hours

The Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Chronograph displays the aesthetic design codes directly rooted in the history of classical fine watchmaking and the Minerva history combined with a practical ‍‍‍chronograph function.

Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Chronograph

Movement: Calibre MB 25.02

Type: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, chronograph, and date.

Power reserve: Approx 46 hours

The Montblanc Star Legacy Full Calendar first catches the eye with its aesthetic design codes that indicate the hours, minutes, seconds combined with day, date, month and moonphase in the simplest and most elegant of ways. The design codes of this practical timepiece are directly rooted in the spirit of fine watchmaking and draw upon the 160 years of Minerva heritage.

Montblanc Star Legacy Full Calendar

Movement: Calibre MB 29.12

Type: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, full calendar with day, date, month, moonphase

Power reserve: Approx 42 hours

Classic fine watchmaking, timeless design and an ode to the moon come together in the Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase with its pure lines for the gentleman who wants to express his own personal style. Since the beginning of time, people in every culture have felt emotionally connected to the night’s brightest celestial body – the moon . The Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase features a refined moon phase complication, which is highly appreciated by watch aficionados for its utility, technical prowess and beauty.

Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase

Movement: Calibre MB 29.14

Type: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, full calendar with day, date, month, moonphase

Power reserve: Approx 42 hours

The Montblanc Star Legacy Date Automatic is the purest timepiece of the collection for the gentleman with self - confidence and maturity, whether at work or leisure. It displays all the iconic design elements of the line, including a refined dial featuring the Montblanc iconic exploding star guilloché pattern, leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, redesigned Arabic numerals reminiscence of the historical Minerva pocket watches

Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date

Movement: Calibre MB 24.01

Type: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, date

Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours

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