Collectors of rare watches will know how special Minerva’s creations are. A relatively small brand, Minerva began making chronographs in the 1930s and 40s. They now make classical and stunning watches of which you can’t keep your eyes off.
Mont Blanc has a new edition for lovers of limited editions. This watch contains 38 “found” movements from Montblanc’s elite Minerva workshop in Switzerland. They discovered a hidden box of original Minerva MB M62.00 calibers from 2003.
In case you’re wondering how Minerva came to be related to Mont Blanc, the former was acquired by Richemont Group in 2006. This group also owns Mont Blanc, and then merged the two brands together.
The Caliber MB M62.00 takes inspiration from the Pythagore Caliber from 1948. The movement is a monopusher chronograph inspired by a Minerva movement from 1948, the signature feature of which is a large balance wheel, beating at a low traditional frequency of 18,000 A/h (2.5 hertz), allowing for optimum inertia. It also has a complex fine adjustment system that really enhances accuracy.
On a salmon-coloured dial, the watch has dauphine-shaped hands, which complement the black rhodium-coated applied indexes. White Super-LumiNova coats the Arabic numerals and dots. It is available for $20,000 and can be ordered online. Only 38 pieces will be made available.