New Arrival: Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar
Monday - 23 August 2021
A trio of perpetual calendar watches from Montblanc aims to capture the essence of the brand’s Heritage series with a mix of different case materials, dial colours and an in-house developed movement.
Burnt caramel tones, 18ct rose gold hues and movements made in-house are just some of the key features to be explored in Montblanc’s latest perpetual calendar releases. The three timepieces launched earlier this year are user friendly, sophisticated and comfortable to wear every day of the week. Whichever way you look at the three new Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watches – whether you’re eyeing them up for office use, travel, or as a gift for an avid Montblanc watch collector - what cannot be ignored is the sheer level of attention to detail in each design. There’s a standard stainless steel model with a silver dial that joins the company’s Heritage collection and two limited edition designs of just 100 pieces each – these comprise an 18ct rose gold model with a silver dial and a rose gold model with a rather attractive burnt caramel dial.
Not just a pretty face…
As it stands, vintage-inspired wristwatches couldn’t be any more popular right now. Many prestigious watchmakers are returning to their roots to recreate some of their most popular timepieces. The Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar is designed traditionally in every sense of the work and it’s not just a pretty face either. Montblanc is not the kind of brand to jump on the bandwagon and create a complication in half measure. Behind its pretty dial are the brains of the watch – a perpetual calendar module consisting of 259 components that have taken the best part of three years to perfect. Interestingly, the movement has been stripped of all its levers, relying solely on the wheels and three independent cams.
Although the Calibre MB 29.22 is a movement that is assembled at the Val-Fleurier facility and utilized widely by the Richemont Group, the three-hand movement has been modified and patented in the form of this perpetual calendar movement, which is now exclusive to Montblanc. Cleverly, you don’t have to reset the watch once the power reserve has run dry in this Montblanc perpetual calendar watch. You can adjust the time forwards or backwards without a fuss. What’s more, Montblanc has chosen to incorporate a safety feature into the design that prevents the functionality of the calendar itself from being adjusted in between the hours of 6 and 12pm. As well as all the features one would expect of a watch of this kind, the brand also adds a second time zone to the mix. The Montblanc Manufacture movement provides an impressive 77-hour power reserve and beats at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
A closer look at the three Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watches
As mentioned, two of the three Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watches are crafted from rose gold and are limited to 100-pieces worldwide. The other belongs to the current Heritage collection and is crafted from stainless steel. All three cases are water-resistant to 50-meters and all feature an anti-reflective and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass front. The back of the case is also sealed with a sapphire crystal glass panel that acts as an exhibition window into the heart of the in-house movement sitting within. All three models measure a compact 40mm diameter and feature a fluted crown integrated into a polished case. Of course, the 18ct rose gold versions of the Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch exude a much more opulent and luxurious feel, whilst the stainless steel version will suffice as a daily timekeeping companion with all the added benefits of a portable on-the-go planner.
There are two silver-dialled models from the Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar line-up – one in a steel case and one limited edition rose gold version. The third is a rose gold watch with a burnt caramel dial. The two silver dials boast blue and red accents seen in the sub-counters, whereas the caramel-toned dial features matching rose gold elements with just a shot of blue seen in the moon phase at 6 o’clock. All three dials feature a month and leap year counter at 3 o’clock, a moon phase and date ring at 6 o’clock, and a day and second time zone feature at 9 o’clock. Silver-coloured hands and hour markers feature in the steel model, whilst rose gold hands parade both the silver and caramel-toned dials of the other two watches. All three-hour tracks are completed with an Arabic numeral hour marker at 12 o’clock and feature remaining dot-indexes around the rest of the track.
The silver and stainless steel Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch ref: 119925 is completed on a grey Sfumato alligator leather strap and a steel fastening. The limited edition ref: 119926 secures to the wrist with a tan brown-coloured Sfumato alligator leather strap with a rose gold fastening. Lastly, the rose gold and burnt caramel watch ref: 128669 completes its indulgent look on a dark brown Sfumato band with a rose gold fastening.
If you’d like to secure yourself one of the limited-to-100-pieces Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watches, or if you’d like more information on the steel version, you can call Jura Watches today and speak to a member of the team on 01335 453453 or check out the range here.