Montblanc Add Limited Edition Watch to Heritage Collection

By Paul Joseph

Montblanc have added a lavish new model to its hugely popular vintage-themed Heritage collection of luxury timepieces.

The Heritage Small Seconds Limited Edition 38 is billed as having all the qualities of a genuine collector’s watch, and pays tribute to Minerva, the historic watchmaker that specialises in mechanical movements, and is owned by Montblanc.

Most notably, the new limited edition watch features its own Minerva movement, the manually wound caliber MB M62.00. 

Montblanc recently discovered a hidden box of original Minerva MB M62.00 calibers from 2003, with 38 movements hiding in the archives of the Manufacture in Villeret, Switzerland.

The legendary movement was inspired by the Pythagore caliber from 1948 with its recognisable geometric shape, and was reinterpreted in 2003 with more classical shapes and high-end finishing.

The movement features a large balance wheel beating at a low traditional frequency of 18,000 vph with a power reserve of 50 hours in a highly compact design.

Making it even more special is the iconic Minerva arrow that can be found as an engraving on the main plate. The movement is housed in a 39mm stainless steel case.

Other eye-catching features include a lacquered two-tone salmon dial and is paired to a grey Sfumato alligator leather strap.

Also, for the first time, this rare limited edition timepiece bears the name of Minerva on the dial in the form of a secret signature, intended to only be used once.

The watch is limited by the number of movements unearthed, with only 38 examples available for sale.

By Paul Joseph