The 2019 SIHH Montblanc Heritage novelties probably have the widest selection of timepieces in the brands current lineup. 6 models from an elegant 3-hand version to a sophisticated limited edition pulsograph. It is a very thought-out collection that offers a watch in every price segment. Let’s look at the crown jewel of the line; the Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph. A watch that is a limited edition of only 100 pieces.
While I don’t fancy fish (on my plate) I really like this salmon dial (color) steel amazingness from Montblanc. It is not only a super cool watch on the wrist but one that packs a lot of punches overall. We’ll run through the basics, shall we? The Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph is a 40 mm, steel watch with a column wheel, manual-wind chronograph movement. As you can see from the images, the case has a single pusher to start, stop and reset the chrono function. The beautiful salmon color dial has a lot going on. It features the vintage style Montblanc logo from the ’30s. The round indexes and numerals (6 and 12) are raised, while the pulsation bezel is printed in blue on the outer part of the dial. The pink salmon tone matches perfectly with the blue of the bezel and the black of the chrono and time indexes.
Speaking of bezels, the Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph does not have your usual tachymeter bezel. It features, a so-called “doctor’s pulsograph” often used by MDs back in the days to check the pulsation of a patient. Another nod to the bygone era chronographs. Other such features are the bent central dauphine hour and minute hands (though this time with Superluminova coating) and the blued chronograph hands. The elegant case shape is also a reminder of the classic Minerva chronographs from the ‘40s and ‘50s. going back to the dial for a brief moment there is one cool little detail we should highlight. Remember how old chronos often had a red marking on their minutes’ subdial at every 3 minutes? It’s because telephone calls were used to be charged by 3-minute intervals. This is why you see the numerals in red at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock on the Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph.
The movement powering the Heritage Pulsograph is the Montblanc Manufacture mono-pusher chronograph caliber MR M13.21. A manual-wind, column wheel movement with 22 Jewels, 55 hours of power reserve and an A/h of 18,000. That caliber is not only intriguing but beautiful too. The plates are German silver with rhodium coating, hand chamfered edges and circular graining on both sides. The bridges are of the exact same material with the same coating. They also have Cotes de Genéve decoration. You can admire this work of art through the display case back. It shows the whole movement and the column wheel in operation. The price of the Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph is €28,000.
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Balázs joined Fratello Watches in 2014 and he has been a fan of watches as long as he can remember. His passion for watches really took off in 2007 when he purchased his first fine Swiss timepiece. From 2007 up... read more