Montblanc has added three new watches to the Heritage Chronométrie collection that introduces a fresher, more contemporary design code. The “Chronométrie” in the name of the collection is derived from the French word for “precision,” thus the new watches include solid horological credentials despite their affordable price tags. The latest additions to the collection includes two new interpretations of the patented ExoTourbillon Slim which was launched back in 2016. The first watch in this new collection is the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Perpetual Calendar Sapphire (ref. 118513), which features the same movement as the 2014 perpetual calendar. The 2018 edition comes with a new 40mm stainless steel case with slimmer lugs, a fully polished finishing and new dial design. The perpetual calendar indications are featured on transparent counters that are in a shade of dark-blue color. The watch is priced at EUR 12,700 (roughly $15,000).
The latest Heritage Chronométrie Exo Tourbillon Slim offers a classic non-openworked interpretation of the watch. Housed in a 40mm 18k white gold case, features a proper dial that only reveals the Exo Tourbillon at 6 o’clock and the hours and minutes on the central axis. The caliber MB 29.24 is found the watch and is priced at EUR 33,500. The Heritage Chronométrie Exo Tourbillon Slim Openworked watch like the other two watches comes in a new 40mm case, which in this timepiece is in 18k white gold. It has slimmer lugs to emphasize the dial and its patented tourbillon mechanism. The highlight of the watch is the decoration used on the movement. The bridges and plates have been opened to reveal the mechanics. It is actually inspired by an old technique used in World War I – Dazzle-camouflage. The dial is rendered in a combination of grey and dark blue tracks, with blued hands, and the watch is paired with a blue alligator strap. The watch is priced at EUR 39,700 (about $46,700).