Two Major Production Centers Join Forces To Create The Best Cost-effective Masterpiece: Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Time Series

After Montblanc President Jérôme Lambert took office, he actively reorganized its watch product line and production center. The new Heritage Chronométrie series is the concrete result of the reorganization. The design of this brand-new series can be traced back to the classics of the middle of the twentieth century. The technical connotation has integrated the brand’s production resources to the greatest extent, and at the same time, it is closer to consumers with cost-effective product planning. Montblanc’s new generation in the field of fine watchmaking is beginning.

   The integration of resources between Montblanc’s two watch factories Le Locle and Villeret (formerly Minerva watch factory) is related to the future development of the brand in the field of professional watchmaking. It is also the most important task of President Jérôme Lambert after he took office. In terms of products, it started with the Meisterstück Heritage series launched in 2014, and the brand inherited the new Heritage Chronométrie time series in 2015 under the name of Heritage, further implementing the purpose of integrating production centers. At the same time, Montblanc further conveys Montblanc’s understanding of fine watchmaking through this new series, and shares the brand’s passion for fine watchmaking with consumers.
Overview
   Heritage Chronométrie shows the brand’s passion for fine watchmaking. The core value is ‘precision’, which means the meaning of Chronométrie in French, which means that the timepiece series will return to this watchmaking. The core value of the industry is Montblanc’s discovery of the great expedition of the European route to India with the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) to highlight the core value of ‘precision’. Through design and craftsmanship, this core value is reflected in the time-series watch.
   The heritage time series watch is based on the classic model Pythagore introduced by Minerva in the 1950s. It includes a slim and slender figure, a satin-polished multi-layered bezel, curved lugs, radial or Classic design elements such as the grain “grainé” decorative dial, orbital scales, three-dimensional hour markers, and double-faced sword-shaped hands are retained in the design, paying tribute to the long and profound watchmaking tradition. The matching leather strap is from the Italian leather factory of Pelletteria in Florence, which ensures the highest quality of this series of watches. On the other hand, the crown is a three-dimensional Montblanc logo carved in metal, replacing the mosaic black and white six-pointed star used in the past, marking the beginning of a brand new milestone in watchmaking.
   In terms of product planning, the Heritage Chronométrie inherits the time measurement series from the most basic three-pin basic models to the highest level of complex functions. The entry models include the three-pin and ultra-thin two-pin models, and the middle-order models include all The calendar and the time of the two places, and the high-end complicated function models have an external tourbillon and an annual calendar, covering a wide range. At the same time, because there are two production centers from Le Locle and Villeret as technical backing, the heritage time series watch can reflect the best performance of daily wear, and the highest cost performance.
Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Time Series External Tourbillon Chronograph
   Based on Le Locle’s single-press chronograph movement MB R series, equipped with an external frame tourbillon with a stop-second device for the first time, it has become a new high-precision MB R230 automatic movement. The eccentric hour and minute design of the watch dial with the chronograph seconds and minutes also located on the lower side of the watch is reminiscent of the Nicolas Rieussec chronograph; in addition, the analog date display added to the hour and minute dials matches the bottom The outer frame tourbillon symbolizes the perfect blend of the two watch factories.

   ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Timekeeping Series External Tourbillon Chronograph 18K Rose Gold Case, 44mm Diameter, Hour, Minute, Date, Single Push Chronograph, External Frame Tourbillon with Small Second Hand, MB R230 self-winding movement, energy storage for 50 hours, sapphire crystal, back cover, alligator strap, waterproof 30 meters, 500 hours of Montblanc test.

MB R230 self-winding movement

Heritage Chronométrie time series
   The almanac inherits the dial configuration of the Meisterstück Heritage perpetual calendar model last year. This arrangement saves clear and easy-to-read features. It merely simplifies the mechanism to automatically judge the big and small months, and only needs to be adjusted once a year. In addition to the general version, the special version of the special version to pay tribute to Da Gamma is located at six o’clock, and the moon is surrounded by the southern hemisphere. The Southern Cross is specially marked in the night sky, which reproduces the important indicators that guide the course of the Da Gamma fleet. The drawing of the San Gabriel fleet was drawn on the back of the table.

   Quantieme Annuel annual calendar watch in 18K rose gold or stainless steel, 42 mm diameter, hour, minute indication, annual calendar function, date, day of the week, month display, moon phase display, MB 29.18 automatic winding movement, energy storage 42 hours, Sapphire crystal, rear case back, crocodile leather strap, water-resistant to 30 meters. Passed 500 hours of Montblanc test.

   Quantieme Annuel annual calendar watch in 18K rose gold or stainless steel, 42 mm diameter, hour, minute indication, annual calendar function, date, day of the week, month display, moon phase display, MB 29.18 automatic winding movement, energy storage 42 hours, Sapphire crystal, rear case back, crocodile leather strap, water-resistant to 30 meters. Passed 500 hours of Montblanc test.

   Quantième Annuel calendar expresses a special gamma 18K rose gold case with a diameter of 42 mm, hour, minute indication, annual calendar function, date, day of the week, month display, moon phase display, MB 29.18 automatic winding movement, 42 hours of energy storage , Sapphire crystal, back case, crocodile leather strap, water-resistant to 30 meters, the case back is engraved with the sketch pattern of the San Gabriel fleet, through 500 hours of Montblanc test, limited to 238.

   The Quantième Annuel calendar expresses a special gamma featuring a self-winding calibre MB 29.18, and a sapphire crystal caseback engraved with a sketch of the San Gabriel fleet.
Cost-effective secret
   Montblanc shares its passion for watchmaking with consumers through Heritage Chronométrie’s heritage time series. For consumers, the biggest resonance with this series is the surprisingly high price-performance ratio. President Jérôme Lambert said in an interview that since he took office, he has been working to integrate the two major production centers of Le Locle and Villeret, the purpose is to improve production efficiency, and one of the benefits after the increase in production efficiency is to effectively reduce costs and give back On the price of the product. As a series of works integrated by the two major production centers, the heritage time series can provide consumers with professional watches with good craftsmanship at a fair price.
Heritage Chronométrie Automatic Time Date
   Pure and concise design style, decorated with sunburst-polished faceplate, three-dimensional rod-shaped hour markers and Arabic numerals are used alternately, combined with classical orbital time scales, creating a classic design style and excellent readability. The watch is equipped with a self-winding movement. The thickness of the watch is only 7.65 mm, and its functionality and matching are quite excellent. It is the perfect combination of extreme fine workmanship and practical functions.

   Automatic 18K rose gold with stainless steel or stainless steel case, diameter 38 mm, thickness only 7.65 mm, hours, minutes and seconds indication, date display, MB24.09 self-winding movement, with black alligator leather watch Strap with 18K rose gold pin buckle or stainless steel chain strap, waterproof to 30 meters, with 500 hours test certificate from Montblanc Watch Factory.

   Automatic stainless steel date watch with 38 mm diameter and 7.65 mm thickness, hour, minute and second indications, date display, MB24.09 automatic movement with black alligator strap and 18K rose gold pin buckle Or stainless steel chain strap, waterproof 30 meters, with 500 hours test certificate from Montblanc Watch Factory.
Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim
   Based on Minerva’s classic model Pythagore, it is designed with more modern lines and more details. The simple and pure design, coupled with the slim body of only 5.8 mm, is quite suitable as a matching watch for formal wear.

   18K rose gold case, diameter 38mm, thickness only 5.8mm, hour and minute indication, MB 23.01 hand-wound movement, with black alligator leather strap and 18K rose gold pin buckle, waterproof 30 meters, with Montblanc Watch Factory 500 Hour test certificate.
Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Complet
   The full calendar uses the simple design of the month and day window with the pointer date display. Since the date must be adjusted manually every small month, the brand has made the adjustment button hidden on the side of the watch larger, which can also be adjusted with a ballpoint pen ; The two places of time watch through a blue steel hands coaxial with the hour and minute hands to indicate the second place of time, and set 24-hour day and night display small plate.

   Quantième Complet full calendar stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, hours, minutes, date, month, week display, moon phase display, MB 29.16 self-winding movement, 42 hours of energy storage, solar radiation pattern dial, Sapphire crystal, back case back, crocodile leather strap, water-resistant to 30 meters, 500-hour test by Montblanc.
Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time
   The local time and the second time adopt the dual time function of the coaxial pointer design. The concise and easy-to-read faceplate allows users to quickly synchronize the time information in two different time zones. The second time zone hand (blue hand) is synchronized with the 24-hour day and night indicator at 12 o’clock. When the second time zone function is not used, the two hour hands can also be folded into a small three-hand watch with a day and night display. The local time can be quickly adjusted in hours, which is convenient to operate.

   Dual Time dual time stainless steel case, 41 mm diameter, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, day and night with dual time, MB 29.19 automatic movement, 42 hours of energy storage, solar radiation pattern Dial, sapphire crystal, rear case back, crocodile leather strap, waterproof to 30 meters, passed Montblanc 500 hours test.
in conclusion
   In terms of entry-level watches, the precious metal watches of the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie heritage time series are priced very close to entry-level watch brands on the market. The texture and the technical connotation of the self-made movement are far beyond. Very attractive for consumers with limited budgets but unwilling to compromise on texture. At the same time, in the mid-price products, Montblanc can provide the models with practical functions such as time and calendar in the two places at the price of general mid-price brand entry models (ie, basic 2-pin or 3-pin models). To provide consumers with a richer choice. Finally, it is a high-end complication watch, which is half the price of other high-end models with the same function. The movements and function modules used are also completely from the research and development results of Montblanc’s two major production centers, fully showing the brand’s strong research and development strength and technological connotation. For consumers who love traditional watch technology It is also quite an ideal choice.
   It is worth mentioning that the president made a special note when explaining the integration of the two major production centers. The certification process that was only used in the Le Locle watch factory before the 500-hour factory test was also promoted and implemented simultaneously after the integration of the two factories. Into the standard process of Villeret watch factory. And this is also in the new heritage time series watch, from the highest level of complex models, mid-range practical functions, to the most basic entry style, each watch has passed 500 hours of quality test certification, for It is an extra layer of strict protection for consumers.