We go to Montblanc next. The theme this year is exploration. The Minerva link is emphasized.
A bit of the philosophy: Below €5000 Minerva is using industry standard movements.
From €5000 to €25000, movements in-house.
Above €25000 movements are from Villaret, formerly Minerva.
On to the watches. The 1858 is the focus. Green is the new black in Montblanc, and green features in the collection.
Three models: all bronze case. All LE 1858 pcs.
The basic model at €2290 is the automatic using the Selitta. And the chronograph at €4690 using Selitta as well. And the star the Geosphere at €5890 using the Selitta SW300 and an in-house model.
And from the 1858 collection, a new monopusher chronograph.
Available with a black dial. 44mm bronze case. €32,500 LE 100.
Movement is M16.31 a variation of the 16.29.
The Heritage collection gets a refresh as well. Inspired by a chronograph from the 1949s. Note the lines on the counter for 3 minutes. Useful in the 40s for telephone call timings which were in blocks of 3 mins.
Case is in SS €4,700 using a special execution of SW100.
The collection includes automatic, date, GMT, perpetual calendar in addition to the chronograph. The perpetual calendar can be quick set in both directions with no limitations on time when you can set the calendar. LE of 100 pcs in gold €24800 in gold and €14900 in SS. Base in-house mvt with QP module.
And a new Metamorphosis. When closed a globe turning 24 hours. Open the shutters and it reveals the balance wheel as an exo-tourbillon and the glove reveals a moonphase.