Montblanc’s Star Legacy line of watches is inspired by Minerva’s rich heritage and the company’s pocket watches that were made during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Montblanc has followed the launch of the Star Legacy Small Seconds 32 mm and 36 mm in stainless steel and 18K rose gold with the unveiling a new timepiece in the line-up, The Star Legacy Moonphase & Date for ladies. The new timepiece comes in a 36-mm stainless steel case with a silvery-white dial that features the Maison’s exploding star guilloché pattern in the center, which is further enhanced by black rhodium-coated, Arabic numerals, indexes and leaf-shaped hands. The date counter at 6 o’clock is encircled by an elegant and distinctive diamond ring, while the window for the moonphase complication is located between 10 and 11 o’clock. It follows the progression of the moon through its different phases of the new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter, highlighting the illuminated portion of the moon as it would be seen from Earth.
The Star Legacy Moonphase & Date is powered by an automatic movement, the Caliber MB24.08. The timepiece will be available with vibrant Sfumato alligator straps in varying shades of grey, crafted by the Richemont Pelletteria. The word Sfumato is Italian for “smokey” or “blurred” and refers to a process that achieves delicate graduation between colors by blending areas into one another through the superimposition of many layers of thin paint. There is no word on pricing as of yet.