Founded in 1906, Montblanc was named after the famous Mont Blanc mountain which appealed to the brand’s founders as a symbol of luxury craftsmanship. The peak of Europe’s highest mountain became a symbol for the house to strive for the greatest heights, and has remained as an inspiration until today.
The latest example is the Montblanc Star Legacy LE1786 Blue Capsule, a trio comprising of the Automatic Date 39mm, the Moonphase 42mm, and the Chronograph 42mm that are presented in a case inspired by historic Minerva pocket watches. In a tribute to the year when the first person reached the summit of the majestic Alp mountain, Jacques Balmat, each are limited to 1,786 pieces.
The dark blue faces of the stainless-steel watch trio are distinguished by their a layered “ice” design that was inspired by the Mer de Glace, the main glacier of the Mont Blanc mountain. The pattern on their centers is created using a special stamp that evokes an intricate glacier texture.
Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph 42mm Limited Edition
The chronograph has its entrance in a stainless-steel case that has a diameter of 42mm and a height 14.29mm. Behind the dial with a bicompax layout and a date indication at three ticks the automatic caliber MB 25.13 which amasses a power reserve of 56 hours and is based on a Sellita movement. As is the case with the other two new releases, the Arabic numerals characteristic for the Star Legacy collection are coated with pink gold. The same rings true for the hands indicating the time, while the chronograph hands contrast in an intense white from the background. The watch is available with a blue Sfumato leather strap or a 5-row metal bracelet. Retail starts at $4,300.
Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase 42mm Limited Edition
The moon-phase indication with an integrated pointer date has its entrance at 6 o’clock. It is beautifully detailed with twinkling stars surrounding the moon disc crafted from pink gold. The watch has a diameter of 42mm and is 11.38mm thick. It is driven by the self-winding caliber MB 24.31, also based on Sellita, which amasses a power reserve of 50 hours. Like the other two debutantes, the watch has an exhibition case back and is available with a leather strap ($4,300) or a metal bracelet ($4,600).
Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date 39mm Limited Edition
Paired with a color-coordinated leather strap, the three-hand execution makes for a picture-perfect dress watch. The dial displays the same aesthetic codes like the other two debutantes, however, here, like on the chronograph dial, the Montblanc star can be spotted within the special glacier pattern, right above the discreet date indication at 6 o’clock. The watch has a diameter of 39mm and a height of 10.44mm. It is driven by the self-winding caliber MB 24.17, likewise based on a Sellita movement. Montblanc offers the Star Legacy Automatic Date with a leather strap ($2,110) or a metal bracelet ($2,435).
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