Montblanc’s Heritage Collection draws inspiration heavily from the watchmaker Minerva and the timepieces they produced in the ’40s and ’50s. And there’s a very good reason why – Montblanc owns the once great Minerva. As a result, we get great-looking watches like this – the Montblanc Heritage Automatic.
Replete with its period correct and vogue salmon dial, this elegant three-hander offers a great amount of vintage flair and modern technicality. Housed inside the subtly rounded 40mm stainless steel case, which is just 11.65mm thick, you’ll find Montblanc’s Calibre MB 24.26. This trusty self-winding movement offers 38 hours of power reserve, 26 jewels and an operating frequency of 28,800 (4Hz) vibrations per hour. Complementing the anthracite characteristics of the dial, the Heritage Automatic is paired with a grey Sfumato alligator strap, which has been created by Richemont themselves, in their Pelletteria located in Florence, Italy.
What we like about it
Montblanc has really been nailing its heritage watches of late, and this heritage automatic is another great addition to the collection. The salmon dial is one to adore, with styling cues that have been borrowed from Minerva timepieces from the ’40s and ’50s.
Model Name: Heritage Automatic
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, 11.65mm thickness
Calibre: MB 24.26
Bracelet/Strap: Grey Sfumato alligator strap
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