A powerful and feminine Montblanc watch line expresses the Bohème spirit in the Montblanc Bohème Collection.
Celebrating the modern woman
In the world of Montblanc, being bohème is much more than a style; it is a state of mind. The bohème woman is confident, creative, and always true to herself. She pushes herself to reach her goals, never giving up on her dreams. The Montblanc Bohème Collection captures these values and aspirations, translating them into a feminine watchmaking line. This year, Montblanc celebrates the modern woman by introducing Montblanc Bohème Day & Night and Montblanc Bohème Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition 88.
New Aventurine glass dial
Launching in a limited edition of just 88 pieces, the Montblanc Bohème Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition 88 is a feminine interpretation of the codes of fine watchmaking. The timepiece shimmers like a starry night sky with a new Aventurine glass dial and a bezel set with diamonds.
Aventurine comes from “adventure” and “chance” and was first produced in Murano, Venice, in the 15th century. The Italian glassmakers of the day invented it – they blended tiny particles of copper into batches of molten glass. This resulted in this deep blue sparkling glass, also referred to as “astralit”. This is in reference to its starry sky aesthetic that fascinates and inspires all those who set eyes upon it.
The limited number of 88 pieces is a reference to the number eight. It is a powerful number that has intrigued man for centuries because of its infinite shape. Of course, many cultures associate the number eight with good fortune.
A statement of style, the Montblanc Bohème Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition 88 comes in a 38mm 18K white gold case set with 58 Top Wesselton diamonds on the bezel (approximately 1.392 ct). This includes a featured polished finishing with slightly curved and faceted horns as well as a sculpted onion crown adorned with the diamond, reproducing the shape of the Montblanc emblem.
Montblanc Bohème Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition 88
The Manufacture movement calibre MB 29.22 powers the Montblanc Bohème Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition 88. This features a patented Perpetual Calendar mechanism that indicates the day, date, month, leap year. It also includes a second timezone from the centre combined with a 24-hour display and a Day & Night at 9 o’clock. One of the most readable perpetual calendars with well-positioned indicators, it offers the possibility of setting the time both forwards and backwards. The crown allows the rapid adjustment of one month in under a minute.
The watch offers a beautiful view of a realistic domed moon phase surrounded by a starry sky which is extremely precise and only requires adjustment every 122 years.
Launched two years ago, the perpetual calendar complication took three years to develop due to the movement’s complexity. Protected by a patent, the Manufacture calibre comprises 378 components, of which 259 are dedicated to the perpetual calendar function. It is composed solely of wheels and cams, in contrast to most perpetual calendars that use levers. This mechanism enables the user to adjust the watch via the crown in both directions. This would not be possible with levers. Secondly, thanks to a safety feature, it prevents any setting between the hours of 6pm and 12pm, when manipulation could damage the movement.
A blue alligator strap completes the overall design of the Montblanc Bohème Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition 88. It also features an 18K white gold pin buckle set with a diamond (approximately 0.009 ct).
Montblanc – A Swiss Watchmaker since 1858
Montblanc watchmaking is built on a unique set-up that brings two manufactures together. This watchmaker is based in Le Locle and in Villeret, in the Swiss Jura mountains.
The Montblanc watchmaking story began in 1858 when Mr Charles-Ivan Robert founded a watch workshop in the Saint-Imier valley. This marked the beginning of the historic Minerva era. By the end of the 19th century, pocket watches started to gain recognition for their crown winding system.
The Minerva Manufacture’s success resulted in the company becoming a leading specialist in professional watches. This includes stopwatches and chronographs.
Today, Montblanc timepieces continue the journey of over 160 years of Minerva history. It includes four fine watchmaking product lines. Star Legacy, Heritage, Montblanc 1858 and, finally, the Montblanc Bohème Collection – all linking the past and the present through design, style and technical innovation.
For more information, visit www.montblanc.com.