Regularly focusing on elegance and refinement in all of its timepieces, Montblanc deftly blends sartorial details with technical maturity in its newest Star Legacy watches. Inspired by Minerva pocket watches from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the new watches feature onion-shaped crowns, beautifully hued dials with vintage colorations and elegant matching Sfumato straps from the brand’s Pelleteria in Florence, Italy.
The new 43mm watches include the Star Legacy Automatic Date and the Star Legacy Chronograph Day/Date. Each of the watches features a sapphire crystal case back for viewing the automatic movements. Each dial features Super-LumiNova accents for easy reading.
The Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date watch is crafted in stainless steel case with a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. It is offered in two versions, one with an ivory dials with silvery flange and 18-karat gold-coated Roman numerals for a very European classic appeal. The other one features an anthracite colored dial with with black rhodium coated Roman numerals, indexes and hands. The Star Legacy Automatic Date watches are powered by the MB 24.17 automatic movement with date at 3:00 and with 38 hours of power reserve. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters and retails for $2,800.
The Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date watch is also crafted in stainless steel case with a domed sapphire crystal. It is powered by the MB25.07 automatic chronograph movement with 48 hours of power reserve. The chronograph showcases the elapsed seconds via a central chronograph seconds hand, the elapsed minutes in a 30-minute counter, and the elapsed hours in a 12-hour counter. The day and date displays are nicely displayed at 3:00. Here agin, dial colors are ivory with a silvery white flange and rose-gold colored numerals, indexes and hands (with blued chronograph readings) or in anthracite gray with black rhodium coated numerals, indexes and hands. This watch redials for $4,500.
“This collection used to be smaller in size, at 39mm and 42mm, but by boosting it to 43mm it makes a stronger impression as a true sporty chic watch,” says Davide Cerrato, Managing Director of Montblanc Watches.
Technical Specifications of the New Montblanc Star Legacy Watches
Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date
Calibre MB 24.17, Mechanical movement with automatic winding, date and Approx. 38 hours power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds from the centrer, Date window at 3 o’clock
Case : Stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishing
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Diameter = 43 mm; Height = 11 mm
Water Resistant: 5 bar (50 m)
Ivory-coloured dial with silvery-white flange and the Montblanc exploding star guilloché pattern, 18 K rose gold-coated Roman numerals, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent leaf hour and minute hands, blued second hand
Brown Sfumato alligator leather crafted by the Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with stainless steel pin buckle
Straps/bracelets: Also available with a stainless steel bracelet (ident. 126106)
Also available with a anthracite-coloured dial and grey Sfumato alligator leather strap (ident. 126105) or with a stainless steel bracelet (ident. 126107)
Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day&Date
Movement: Calibre MB 25.07 Mechanical movement with automatic winding, chronograph, day&date 25, Approx. 48 hours power reserve
Displays: Hours and minutes from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock, Day&date in a window at 3 o’clock
Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre30-elapsed minute and 12-elapsed hour counters at 12 and 6 o’clock
Case: Stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishing, Diameter= 43 mm; Height = 14.76 mm
Crystals: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Water resist: 5 bar (50 m)
Ivory-coloured dial with silvery-white counters and flange and the Montblanc exploding star guilloché pattern, 18 K rose gold-coated Roman numerals, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent leaf hour and minute-hands, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent small second hand, blued chronograph hands, Stainless steel with Montblanc emblem
Brown Sfumato alligator-skin strap crafted by the Pelletteria in Florence, Italy with stainless steel triple folding clasp or stainless steel bracelet.