Pre-SIHH 2019, Montblanc unveils new models in the recently reimagined Star Legacy line of watches. The Montblanc summit 2 replica watch Star Legacy collection has featured a number of dressy watches whom I feel fall into the most Montblanc-ian of the watch offerings, and this new batch expands on that. Five watches motivated by Minerva’s background are announced: the Star Legacy Automatic Date 39mm, the Star Legacy Automatic Date 42mm, the Star Legacy Full Calendar, and also two brand new Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronographs. Each takes a unique shot at the dressier nature of Montblanc’s image with a few Roman numerals rather than their traditional Arabic font.
Montblanc have a peek at the Star Legacy Collection and gave it a facelift for SIHH 2018. We looked at some models in the new collection with all the Star Legacy Automatic Chronograph hands on here — featuring a cool leather strap from Montblanc’s Pelletteria (their Florence-based leather atelier I don’t feel that they capitalize on almost enough). It introduced a sfumato leather strap and unique colorway they seem to be bringing into the rest of the dizzying amount of models in the new Star collection — this time with added Italian flavors.
MONTBLANC STAR LEGACY AUTOMATIC DATE 39MM & 42MM
The smallest of this collection, the Montblanc wallet 4810 replica watches Star Legacy Automatic Date 39mm carries a conventional approach to the dress watch. Measuring in at a clear 39mm, this watch was created with more traditional tastes in your mind, while the 42mm is for all those who don’t mind a little more wrist existence, even at a dress watch. For these models, the polished stainless steel case contrasts well against the blue Montblanc Pelletteria sfumato leather strap along with blued handson.
Something Montblanc has been capitalizing on recently is the blue colour scheme. While some would argue it’s been a frequent thread, the last few releases with these colorways are some of the very attractive Montblanc fountain pen fake watches in recent memory, specifically paired with the white dials. The watches feature a cool guilloche dial at a Montblanc logo pattern, something subtle that I have always liked in the new, and they are the first models in the new collection to feature Roman numerals — a fitting addition. While I don’t understand the incessant demand for a date window at a traditional dress watch, I’m especially turned off by how this one unnecessarily dismisses the 6 o’clock index — a marginally higher window, or even slightly smaller numerals would correct the need to consume into an indicator similar to this.
MONTBLANC STAR LEGACY FULL CALENDAR
My favourite of the new lot is your Star Legacy Total Calendar. Measuring in at a reasonable 42mm, the polished stainless steel case packs a lot of features in. For starters, a pointer date, a guilloche inner-dial, a moon stage, and apertures for your month and day. Pointer dates arguably are not all that common, and even in brands that contain them, it’s about 50/50 on if they’re done well. On the Montblanc belt australia replica Star Legacy Total Calendar, it is done very well considering it retains the track on the interior of the hour indices rather than having a very long arm extending out past the minute and hour hands to count the date in the outer perimeter of the dial.
The Roman numerals are still an extra touch I think looks far better than the Arabic numerals of the preceding releases. The blue colour scheme proceeds here with blued hour, minute, and second’s hands all tied together by the blue sfumato leather strap. My only criticism is that it looks like the moon phase sports a different hue than the palms and leather, and while that does not precisely combat, I believe it was a missed opportunity to add perceived quality.
MONTBLANC STAR LEGACY NICOLAS RIEUSSEC CHRONOGRAPH
Montblanc’s Nicolas Rieussec Chronographs have been comparatively polarizing. Montblanc perfume legend clone watch has revamped the Nicolas Rieussec a range of occasions, every one distinct — some appealing, some a little more about the side of the spectrum. We have covered various Nicolas Reussec Chronographs as far back as 2011 with a wrist-time review here, followed a couple years later with a homage to that bit that we saw hands-on here, and lately the latest iteration with all the 2018 revamp of this Star Line Collection. It’s easy to become lost in which models were designed when and also the changes in each different iteration. However, personally, I think each model is becoming more and more elegant, with this latest being the most attractive of them all.
Additionally, that anthracite dial makes its way to the steel version giving it a much more brooding and toned-down look. While the other Star Legacy pieces mentioned previously use sourced (modified Sellita) movements, the Nicolas Rieussec watches use the Montblanc manufacture Calibre MB R200. Price for the 18k red gold model (119964) is $22,650, and the stainless steel model (119954) will probably be in accord with the prior version in the same metal at around $10,200.