THE WATCHMAKER’S GENETIC CODE
Unveiled at the 2019 SIHH in Geneva, this model, equipped with practical everyday functions, will entice you with its lines inspired by the Minerva creations of the 1950s.
As suggested by the name of the collection it belongs to, the Heritage Automatic Day Date watch draws its esthetics from the past, and more precisely from Minerva, the manufacture acquired in 2006 by the Richemont group and merged into Montblanc. Since then, the wealth of their heritage has contributed to the production of elegant timepieces such as this model.
Here, the time information comes to life in a domed silvery white dial. The dauphine-shaped hour and minute hands, enhanced with a line of luminescent material, point to the hour markers made up of Arabic numerals and rhodium-plated dots. These are rounded out by a blue central second hand that traces its revolutions following the second marker rim of the same color. A wide window at 12 o’clock displays the days of the week in English, while the date is indicated symmetrically at 6 o’clock. This airy composition provides excellent legibility.
Inside the 39-mm stainless steel case with its polished finish, the self-winding movement is at work. The MB 24.18 caliber provides the timepiece with a 38-hour power reserve once wound. Its proper functioning and its precision are certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500. For 500 hours, each watch undergoes a wide range of quality controls.
The Heritage Automatic Day Date comes with a grey Sfumato watchband produced at the house’s leather workshop in Florence. It fastens with a pin buckle.
Price: 2’470 EUR
By Dan Diaconu