A future with a heritageMontblanc at SIHH 2003
Montblanc, present at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) since 1997, has become one of the established and successful brands on the watch market. Its new watch collections 2003 combine traditional craftsmanship with the aesthetics of the 21st century. With the innovative watch line “TimeWalker” inspired by architectonic design, Montblanc creates timepieces for a self-confident and dynamic generation blending new with old values.
Alongside “TimeWalker”, the manufacturer of exclusive writing instruments is presenting new watches in the successful “Profile”, “Star”, “Summit” and “Sport” collections plus leather goods, jewellery and accessories: New product ideas and designs illustrating the convincing blend of tradition and future.
Moving in the future: Montblanc TimeWalker
“TimeWalker” embodies the idea of always being a step ahead. A philosophy for those who wear this watch: for a new, self-confident, dynamic and successful generation. Talented, educated, enthusiastic, aware of responsibility. A philosophy, too, for those who designed this new generation of timepieces: the pure concept combines an architectonic use of forms with the clarity of polished stainless steel. Striking: The case in masculine XL format with its bombé sapphire glass and anti-reflex coating. The brackets and the profile of the steel bracelet are finely lined, and the dial is purely designed, plain, without frills and the case is an impressive 42 mm in diameter. It comes in either black or silver, with small second and big date display. Likewise, a decision of personal taste is the strap: harmonising in stainless steel or contrasting in black calfskin.
The avant-garde design reveals a mechanic movement inside with automatic winding and non-compromising quality from the house of Montblanc, following the high standards of traditional watch-making craftsmanship at Montblanc Montre SA in Le Locle, Switzerland, where all Montblanc watch collections are produced. “TimeWalker” stands for a new time feeling. For up-to-date, unpretentious luxury – subtle, dynamic, understated. In this sense, the “TimeWalker” collection is timeless in a very contemporary style . . . Montblanc through and through.
Montblanc Lady Profile Collection
With the “Profile Collection”, Montblanc presented the first rectangular watches at last year’s SIHH. The successful launch of the gents' series and the “Lady Profile Collection”, specially conceived for younger, trendy-oriented ladies, is now being complemented by 18 new Lady models. Timeless, up to date—time in its most attractive form.
“Lady Profile Gold”: a modern luxury watch with classic character featuring a 18-carat solid gold case with a white mother-of-pearl dial. Plain, elegant, with two Roman numerals – as on all “Profile” models. As an alternative to the gold bracelet there is also a version with an alligator strap. Two jewellery versions radiate with a bezel displaying 18 diamonds: the “Lady Steel Jewellery” in glistening stainless steel with a beige dial and an elegant satin band. A little more luxurious: “Lady Gold Jewellery” is made of solid gold with a mother-of-pearl dial and a coloured alligator strap: burgundy, pink or red. Not just elegant timepieces, but genuine gems that draw attention to the women who wear them. An absolutely up-to-date choice are the five other Lady Profile models which combine the cool shine of a stainless steel casing with colourful textile straps – striped either in blue, green or orange, or with Saffiano calfskin straps in burgundy or pink. The fascinating signature beige dial decoratively displays the Montblanc logo.
All models are manufactured by Montblanc Montre SA in Le Locle, Switzerland, according to the high demands of traditional watch-making craftsmanship.
6 new stars in the Montblanc Star Platinum Collection
The large and very successful family of the “Montblanc Star Collection” is extended by six exceptional models. Masterpieces combining fine materials, pure design, high functionality and the traditional watch-making craftsmanship of a mechanic movement with automatic winding. A measure of the times and a symbol of timeless aesthetics.
“Réveil Automatic” – with an alarm device and date display. The dial in fine silver touch blends harmoniously with the platinum coated case. Classic and noble: the black alligator strap. “Chrono Automatic” combines the subtle sheen of platinum with the high functionality of a chronograph. This watch is again rounded off by a silver dial and a black alligator strap to form a harmonious whole. Another new member of the “Star Collection”: “Large Automatic” – large, plain, masculine and timelessly elegant with a silver dial and a strap made of grained calfskin in black highlighted by white seams.
Sport news: 6 new models for the Montblanc Sport Collection
The material: robust – stainless steel or titanium. The design: sporty and masculine. The finishing: manufactured by Montblanc in Switzerland according to the high demands of traditional craftsmanship. The new models in the “Sport Collection” also not only precisely measure time, they are also convincing with their movements featuring water-resistance to a depth of 200 m, shock resistance and high functionality.
As a sport watch in a class of its own, the model “Multifunction Titanium” has a titanium case, a material that is frequently used in aviation and aerospace due to its high degree of resistance and light weight. With an impressive diameter of 44 mm and equipped with both an analogue and digital display showing ten different functions and a brown alligator strap with white seams highlighting its sport spirit.
Watch collectors will be enthusiastic about the “Flyback Automatic Chronograph”, which will be produced in a limited edition of 999 samples only. The tough stainless steel case has a rotating bezel, and the silver dial integrates the displays for big date and chronograph functions. The watch with a stainless steeel bracelet can also be equipped with a black alligator strap that is included in its luxury box.
The “Flyback Automatic Chronograph” also exists with a black dial and stainless steel bracelet. Last but not least, two “GMT Automatic” models in stainless steel are presented: The GMT function (Greenwich Mean Time) allows a second time zone to be set. There is a choice of a white dial and stainless steel bracelet or black dial and black rubber strap. Dynamic proof for a sporty lifestyle.
Montblanc Summit Collection
With the “Summit Collection”, Montblanc presented at last year’s SIHH a watch collection with an extremely flat casing – as a counterpart to the classic, large-volume Montblanc timepieces. A pure stainless steel casing reduced to the essential is combined with the elegance of the straight contours on the dial, which is available in various colours. A watch of subtle elegance.
At SIHH 2003, Montblanc will be continuing the successful concept ('flat form – high demands') with new models: the “Summit Chronograph” line comprises four models in XL format, available with either a “Metallic Ice” or a dark blue dial on a stainless steel bracelet or either a black or white dial with a black calfskin strap with white stitching. Montblanc is also presenting a new “Large” model with a “Metallic Ice” dial on a bracelet made of matt stainless steel. Modern, plain, elegant.