A steel everyday watch with a historical Minerva movement inside.
Montblanc equipped the new Montblanc Heritage Small Second Limited Edition 38 with the 38 original Minerva MB M62.00 calibers from 2003 that were discovered in the archives of the manufacture. The historical hand-wound mechanical movement, inspired by the Pythagore calibre from 1948, is put inside a round 39-mm stainless steel case with curved lugs and combined with domed lacquered salmon-colored dial with a grained hour ring and sun-ray finishes. A small seconds counter with a circular guilloché finishing is slightly off-centered towards its lower part. Curved dauphine-shaped hands, Arabic numerals, and dots have all been coated with white SuperLuminova. A precise railway minute track in blue completes the overall design. Paying tribute to the history of the manufacture, a secret Minerva signature has been added between four and five o’clock.
The movement itself features a large balance wheel beating at a frequency of 2.5 hertz. The regulating organ is equipped with a double adjustment system, the power reserve is 50 hours. All the components are hand-finished with bevelling, chamfered edges, circular graining on both sides, and grained and polished surfaces standing next to each other. The finishings and the movement in action are well-visible through the sapphire crystal window on the caseback. The watch is complemented by a dark-grey Sfumato alligator strap. The Montblanc Heritage Small Second Limited Edition is numbered to 38 pieces and has a price tag of EUR 18,200.
Dec. 04, 2019