SIHH (or Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie for those of you au fait with French) is the world’s largest convention for fancy timepieces, and is set to take over Geneva for another year next week. We’ll be reporting from the scene as the action unfolds live, but for now, brands are releasing some of their exciting new products in anticipation of the main event.
The team at Montblanc, who have gone from strength to strength as some of the finest horologists in the last couple of decades in particular, have announced two updates to their well-loved Star Legacy and TimeWalker collections.
The new versions feature prominent Arabic numerals on the dial, but with a slightly redesigned shape and size, adjusted from the previous model to add an extra element of refinement. They’ve also added a unique railway minute track on the Montblanc Star Legacy Automatic Chronograph, which is of particular note as it features dots instead of lines (a rare twist found only in very few models from the late 9 th century or the beginning of the 20th century) and a beautiful filet sauté guilloché running around the dial and outlining it.
Completing the overall design, the dial features the elegant blued leaf shaped hands, keeping the look both contemporary and classic. Thanks to a large choice of distinctive straps made by the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence, there’s a look for every outfit.
The new TimeWalker chronograph gets an updated look with panda dial and calf-leather straps which provide maximum adaptability, allowing the watch to be used as a traditional stopwatch, or even attaching to the dash of a vehicle via special leather case attachment.
For both of the new pieces, Montblanc have heavily utilised the Minerva facility acquired they acquired years ago, which is a great thing – we’re excited to see more at SIHH, stay tuned.