Montblanc have been building their watch credentials over the last few years under the steady hand of Davide Cerrato, the Managing Director of Watches since 2015. With three distinct collections under his influence — the 1858, Heritage and Star Legacy — Montblanc watches have gone from strength to strength over the last half-decade, with 2020 being a particularly strong collection.
Here we break down a few of the highlights from this most recent collection, taking a closer look at how each piece within the collection has developed over the last few years, and how that journey has impacted the watches we see this year. Specifically in the spotlight was the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere, a watch that has seen several different expressions, including in bronze and on Bund straps, but this year, for the first time, we see it with a remarkable gradient blue dial. To top it off, the latest Geosphere is also available on a bi-metal beads-of-rice bracelet that uses both titanium and steel, an unusual combination that blends the robust versatility of titanium with the gleaming heft of steel.
The Heritage Automatic in British Racing Green strikes a chord, as though green and yellow gold watches aren’t rare, the tones achieved with this piece are especially heartwarming. The mixture of sunburst and stippled textures on the dial, matched with quarterly applied numerals, creates an alluring blend between dress, everyday, and field watches — especially thanks to the crisp train-track minute markers with red highlights at the quarters.
It’s a strong collection, and a sign of the continued gradual improvement that Montblanc delivers with each new year.