Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

Published August 22, 2014
Paean to penmanship
Montblanc pays tribute to the Meisterstuck, its iconic writing instrument, which marks its 90th anniversary this year, reports CHUANG PECK MING

IN A nod to the brand's origins, Montblanc has launched a watch collection paying homage to the Montblanc Meisterstuck - the first time Montblanc has linked its watch directly to its pen collection.

The Montblanc Meisterstuck is the iconic writing instrument Montblanc created 90 years ago and is today synonymous with its brand name.

The Montblanc Meisterstuck Heritage Collection consists of the Montblanc Meisterstuck Heritage Pulsograph, the Heritage Perpetual Calendar, the Heritage Moonphase and the Heritage Date Automatic. These are the works of "extraordinary craftsmanship, traditional techniques, high-quality materials, perfect aesthetics and outstanding functionality" - hallmarks identified with the Meisterstuck, or "masterpiece" in German.

The Heritage Chronograph, housed in a 41 mm rose gold case, is powered by a hand-wound in-house chronograph inspired by the Minerva Calibre 13.20, one of the first chronograph movements for wristwatches.