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Montblanc celebrates 90 years of its iconic Meisterstück

Timepieces

 

The Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection is inspired by the spirit of the Montblanc Meisterstück. Manufactured in Switzerland, these refined timepieces are distinguished by masterly craftsmanship, timeless design and perfect functionality. The collection embodies the traditional codes of fine Swiss watchmaking in every detail, thus making them their owners’ lifelong companions.

The time of the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection is indicated by facetted hands of classic dauphine shape on bombé, silver-white dials artistically finished with a soleil motif. The chapter ring comprises polished applique markers, also facetted in shape. The surfaces finish, like the horizontal satin-brushing of the middle case, underline the classical elegant shape of the 39mm and 41mm wristwatches. The crown displays the Montblanc emblem as a polished motif in relief against a matt, microblasted background. The Meisterstück Heritage Collection incorporates these characteristics of fine Swiss watchmaking in all models, from the classic three-handed watch with date, the moon-phase watch to the remarkable complications of a perpetual calendar or a monopusher chronograph.

The Montblanc manufacture calibre MB M13.21 of the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Pulsograph was developed and is manually manufactured and finely adjusted in-house in accordance with the principles of the traditional art of Swiss watchmaking. It combines the classical construction of a mono pusher chronograph with the artisanal manual finishing and decoration that is representing the highest level of traditional fine watchmaking. Its traditional hand finished Minerva arrow can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. The pulsometer scale along the dial’s periphery is graduated up to 30 pulse beats and is shown on the outer edge of the dial. Blued steel is the material of choice for the chronograph’s central elapsed-seconds hand and for the arrow-shaped hand of the counter for 30 elapsed minutes. A coating of red gold embellishes the hour and minute hands and the applique hour markers perfectly harmonising with the 18 karat red gold of the 41-mm-diameter case. A Montblanc diamond, cut and polished to form the emblem of the Maison, is inset into the middle piece of the case at “6 o’clock”. As a valuable but unostentatious symbol, it shows that this timepiece is equipped with a meticulously finished manufacture calibre.

Being the highlight of the Meisterstück 90 Years Collection the limitation to 90 timepieces pays homage to the 90th anniversary of the Montblanc Meisterstück writing instrument.