Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time

Case material
Bracelet strap
Folding buckle
Water resistance
30 m
ø 41 mm
9.97 mm
Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 42 h, 28800 variations / hours
Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Dual time
Héritage Chronométrie
Price excl.VAT
4'300 CHF

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Collection unites fundamental virtues of fine watchmaking, the best Swiss craftsmanship, and Montblanc’s own tradition. These are reflected in refined, elegantly puristic cases and innovative mechanisms.
The Legacy  – Precision Always Was and Still Is Essential
Vasco da Gama’s pioneering spirit and skilful navigation inspired Montblanc to create a new watch collection which connects the Portuguese explorer’s obsession with precision and the roots of fine watchmaking. Precision, which has always been the paramount goal of watchmaking, has become synonymous with the French word “chronométrie”, i.e. highly accurate time measurement. This heritage of fine watchmaking provided the name for the new Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Collection
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time
This timepiece is equipped with a complication that was developed in-house by Montblanc, which enables it to simultaneously display a second zone time (local time) along with the time in its wearer’s home time zone. This feat is achieved with the aid of a second hour-hand that can be reset in hourly increments without affecting the position of the first hour-hand. The date display also corresponds to this local time hand. If the user does not need to display the second zone time, the second hour-hand can be set so that it completely covers its counterpart for the time in the home zone. The 24-hour display at “12 o’clock” shows the home time with a day and night indication.
All indicators are set exclusively thanks to the crown. For example, to set the time for a zone time that is six hours behind the current setting, the watch’s owner withdraws its crown to the first extracted position and then turns it to reposition the hour-hand six hours back to set the new local time. The crown conveys a palpable sensation each time it triggers the hour-hand to progress through a one-hour increment and toward the new zone time. Neither the minute-hand nor the second-hand is affected by this resetting: both continue to run uninterruptedly, thus preserving the exact time. After manual resetting has been accomplished, the user recloses the crown by pressing it inward to its original position. The new local time can now be read from the dial and the date corresponds with the new zone time. The other hour-hand remains unaffected by this and continues to show the home time. The 24-hour display at “12 o’clock” serves as a day/night display for the home time. The Manufacture module that Montblanc developed for the Dual Time mechanism consists of only 21 components.
The overall height of the 41-mm-diameter case in stainless steel is an elegantly slim 9.9 mm. The bezel has a flat surface that’s alternately polished and satin-finished. The horns are rounded. Built from three parts, the bright silvery white dial is adorned with a sunburst pattern and bears eleven facetted applied indexes and a prominent numeral “12”. The leather wristband is crafted at the Montblanc Pelletteria, the Maison’s own leather manufacture in Florence, Italy. The new and uncommonly flat triple folding clasp secures the strap.
Tested Quality – 500 Hours
Before it is allowed to leave the Montblanc Manufacture at Le Locle in Switzerland’s Jura region, the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time must first pass the strict Montblanc Laboratory test 500. This examination, which detects any inaccuracies that may have crept in during the processes of assembly and fine adjustment, guarantees that Montblanc’s customers invariably receive the timepiece of the utmost quality, which is certified by comprehensive and practically oriented tests. The watch that passes this rigorous ordeal is issued its own individual certificate.