Montblanc's NEW Star Legacy Collection Embodies 160 Years of Fine Watchmaking Heritage | SENATUS



Montblanc's NEW Star Legacy Collection Embodies 160 Years of Fine Watchmaking Heritage

6 June 2018

By Peter Vossner

Drawing on 160 years of fine watchmaking dating back to the beginnings of the Minerva heritage back in 1858, Montblanc has taken inspiration from the manufacture's pocket watches made during the late 19th and early 20th century, to re-envision its NEW Star Legacy line.

Founded by Charles-Ivan Robert, Minerva specialised in timekeepers that were wound with a crown instead of a key ("remontoir au pendant" in French) starting as early as the year 1880. This innovation amongst others gave Minerva its global success and its centuries of expertise and know-how culminate in each and every Montblanc timepiece.

In 2018, Montblanc has reinterpreted its Star line, incorporating design and classic finishing from Minerva's exceptional history. At the same time, it has also added new exclusive in-house complications to make the collection that much more impressive.

These include 42mm automatic chronographs, 39mm and 42 mm automatic watches, 42mm moonphase and full-calendar timepieces (they are joined by the exclusive limited editions of its patented Suspended Exo Tourbillon and the iconic Nicolas Rieussec monopusher chronograph)

Aesthetically, the Star Legacy timepieces are distinct by their round cases with a curved finish and horns that have steps on the sides, a pebble effect that is inspired by early Minerva pocket watches. The crowns feature an easy-grip onion-shape, adorned with the Montblanc emblem.

On the dial, an exploding star guilloché pattern catches the eye, with prominent Arabic numerals whose shape and size have been slightly redesigned. A unique railway minute track of dots instead of lines, is also a nod to a rare twist found only in very few Minerva models. This is complemented by a filet sauté guilloché running around the dial and outlining it. On several silvery-white dial options, blued leaf-shaped hands give the timepieces an elegant finishing touch.

Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date

The Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Date features the hours, minutes and seconds in the centre and a date in an aperture at six o'clock. and distills the purest codes from the collection. It comes 39mm or 42mm size, in stainless steel, steel and gold, or 18K gold cases.

The stainless steel and the steel-gold versions feature silvery-white dials, a slate grey dial on 39 mm, and the 18k red gold versions come with an ivory dial.

The stainless steel models are available with a black or blue or grey Sfumato leather strap with a matching stainless steel pin buckle, or with a metal bracelet. The 18K red gold in 39mm, and steel and gold in 39mm or 42mm, come with a brown alligator strap.

Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Chronograph

Hours, minutes, seconds and date as well as the chronograph's indications with central hand and counters are indicated on the pure silvery-white dial of the 42mm Star Legacy Automatic Chronograph. The timepiece is complemented with a new blue Sfumato alligator leather strap originating from the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence, Italy.

Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase

The 42mm Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase features a refined moonphase complication, measuring the lunar cycle of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds, and indicating the new, full, half or quarter phase of the moon, as it would be seen from Earth. Displayed in an aperture at six o'clock, the moonphase combined with a date brings elegant and refined proportions to the dial.

The Star Legacy Moonphase is available with a black, blue or grey Sfumato alligator leather strap, or a metal bracelet. The steel and gold version comes with a black or brown alligator strap.

Montblanc Star Legacy Full Calendar

On the 42mm Montblanc Star Legacy Full Calendar, the date is indicated by a hand tipped with a little red crescent that sweeps along a wreath of thirty-one digits encircled within the silvery-white dial. The day of the week and the month appear in apertures, whilst the lower half of the dial reveals the moonphase display.

Montblanc Star Legacy is available in Singapore now at Montblanc boutiques and authorised retailers nationwide.

Boutique Montblanc Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road #01-34
Takashimaya S.C
Singapore 238872
+65 6735 5038

Boutique Montblanc Paragon
290 Orchard Road #01-28 Paragon S.C
Singapore 238859
+65 6732 1635

Boutique Montblanc Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road #01-29 Raffles City S.C
Singapore 179103
+65 6334 1903

Boutique Montblanc Marina Bay Sands
B2-71/72 The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands 2 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018972
+65 6688 7988

Boutique Montblanc Changi Airport T2
#026-100-02 Terminal 2 Departure/Transit Lounge South
Singapore 819643
+65 6542 4139

Boutique Montblanc Changi Airport T3
#02-20 Terminal 3 Departure/Transit Lounge South
Singapore 819663
+65 6214 0996

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