MONTBLANC HERITAGE GMT
FROM PAST TO PRESENT
A clear, uncluttered dial, an elegant design, a nice price: this watch has all the assets needed to become a vital element in the well-dressed man’s wardrobe.
Montblanc has given the inspired vintage watch design Minerva centre stage in the Heritage collection. The GMT model, which was launched at the 2019 SIHH in Geneva, has all the brand’s hallmark assets: curved dials with colours inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, a fully polished steel case and an uncluttered dial. For this model, two sword-style hour and minute hands point towards Arabic numerals at the cardinal points, alongside discreet rounded indices and a painstakingly graded minute track. The slender central second hand stands out with its dark blue colour. A fourth hand, for the GMT function, is in a lighter blue and tipped with an arrow. It makes its way around a 24-hour scale on the outside of the dial in the same colour. During a trip, you can use this feature to show the time at home, while setting the main hour hand to the time zone of your destination.
The complication is driven by the calibre M 24.05, based on the ETA 2892-2. It is housed in a 40mm-wide case. This self-winding movement running at a frequency of 4Hz provides the watch with 42 hours of power reserve.
Three elegant versions are available. The Heritage GMT combines silver or salmon pink dials with Sfumato grey alligator leather or Milanese mesh steel straps.
Price: 2,700 EUR (leather) – 2,900 EUR (steel)
By Dan Diaconu
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