After many years of embossing their world-famous white star emblem onto the tips of some of the most high-end writing instruments available, MontBlanc have channelled their talents into refining the art of traditional Swiss watch manufacture in the form of wristwatches. The MontBlanc Tradition collection adds yet another string to their bow with a breed of luxury watches that melds the lines between a dress watch and a reliable lifetime companion.
MontBlanc Tradition watches deliver exactly what they promise in their title – a traditional design and a reliable watch. The timepieces help to bring together some of the brand’s finest achievements to date – many of which are reflected in those smaller admirable details of each watch. These details may be the individually hand-applied components of their in-house mechanical movements, for those who can appreciate the meticulous skill behind such work - or the precise assembling of each and every single hour index, a finish that adds incredible depth and detail to the dials of each watch.
MontBlanc Tradition watches take the form of perfectly rounded bezels, framing supreme silver dials and original Roman numeral hour indexes. The masterpieces are easy to reference and comfortable to wear– two qualities that MontBlanc consider paramount when creating world-leading wristwatches for every personality and every taste. The company also take great pride in the time and dedication invested in every single design. It will take the craftsmen at MontBlanc headquarters a total of 300 hours to rear a Tradition watch from birth to finish – that includes the positioning of every hand-applied component, followed by the stringent tests that every instrument must be subject to before being commended as a reliable, wearable timekeeping companion for life.
MontBlanc use a unique blend of materials in their workshops to create timepieces with such durability and lasting precision seen throughout their entire universe. The solid stainless steel cases used to protect the delicate internal organs of each MontBlanc Tradition watch, are resistant to scratching, denting, water damage, heat damage and shock. The sapphire crystal glass fronts that act as windows into the brand’s superbly finished dials, have been treated with anti reflective and scratch resistant technology to provide the wearer with a clear and pleasurable view into some of MontBlanc’s finest works of art.
With every MontBlanc Tradition watch produced, the strap will play a large part in the design’s execution. What secures the masterpiece to the lucky wearer’s wrist must be comfortable to wear, but it must also form the connection between skin and the beating heart of the device. The lady or gent must feel every bit in tune with their beautiful wristwatch, regardless of whether it is worn for a statement piece, a finishing touch to an outfit, or a practical tool. The MontBlanc Tradition collection also hosts a chronograph variation, fitted with a sophisticated stainless steel link bracelet. The MontBlanc Tradition 42mm watch features a professional silver dial embellished with Roman numeral hour markers and chronograph dials at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. The proud MontBlanc lettering emanates from the centre of the dial – a constant reminder of the company’s dedication towards producing a wonderfully nurtured, yet incredibly unique interpretation of time.