It is not only the prices that are worth noting, of course. The design of the Meisterstück Heritage collection is one of timeless, classic beauty, and the new gold models measure a comfortable 39-mm in diameter and are only 9 mm in height. Inside ticks a mechanical movement – referred to as MB 24.17 – that is made by Sellita. A similar movement is also used in the IWC Ingenieur Automatic that we at Monochrome Watches reviewed for you last year. It’s a reliable, automatic-winding movement that delivers 42 hours of power reserve and comes with a date function.
The new models in gold share their design cues with the rest of the Meisterstück Heritage collection: long, faceted dauphine-shaped hour- and minute-hands, a beautiful sunburst dial featuring polished and faceted applied indices, and small dots for every minute, in line with the finest watchmaking traditions. The elegant case features a horizontal satin finishing on the middle piece, and the bezel and upward facing parts of the lugs are polished. The crown is embossed with the polished Montblanc emblem, standing out from the sand-blasted background.
The new Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Date Automatic models are all made from 18k red gold. There are three new models; a classic version with a silver-white dial, a contemporary-chic version with a chocolate brown sunburst dial and a version with a silver-white dial and a bezel studded with 88 Top Wesselton diamonds. On this model, the indices are also decorated with diamonds.
All the new models come with a see-through caseback, with a sapphire crystal pane, that allows a view of the nicely finished movement.
- Movement: automatically wound caliber MB 24.17 (Sellita), 25 jewels, 42-hour power reserve, 28,800 vph (4 Hz), flat hairspring, indication of hours, minutes, large second-hand, date in a window at 3 o’clock
- Case: 18K rose gold case, 39 mm in diameter, 9 mm in height, polished bezel, horizontally satin-finished middle piece, domed sapphire crystal with nonreflective coating, 18K rose gold caseback with inset pane of sapphire crystal
- Strap: black alligator-skin strap with rose-gold-plated pin buckle