Montblanc revealed a brand-new Manufacture movement inspired by the historical Minerva Pythagore calibre 48 created in the 1940s. The watchmaker unveiled the Montblanc Heritage Pythagore Small Second Limited Edition 148 in 18 K rose or white gold with new distinctive colour dials. They feature the Minerva secret signature and are fitted with the new Manufacture calibre MB M14.08 with geometrical shapes that recall the historical Minerva Pythagore movement.
The Montblanc Heritage Pythagore Small Second Limited Edition 148 features the name of Minerva on the dial in the form of a secret signature. The watch comes with a fully polished 18 K white or rose gold 39 mm case, curved horns with facets, and is fitted with a sapphire crystal glass box for an elegant vintage look.
Inspired by historical Minerva timepieces from the 1940s and 1950, the dials include a two-tone decoration, a domed-shape, and lacquering. The watches come with distinctive vintage-colored dials, such as blue or burnt caramel. These warm and intense vintage shades have been realized thanks to a special process that takes dexterity and time to achieve.
The dial is first made with two different motifs – a sunray decoration in the centre and a “grainé” finish on the hour ring. After the decoration is added, a Sfumato brown or blue color is applied to provide different shades of color. Several layers of translucent lacquer are then applied to the dials, letting them dry between each layer.
The timepieces are decorated with matching brown or blue vintage Sfumato alligator straps. Both of them are strictly limited to 148 pieces in homage to the historical Pythagore movement.