A brief hands-on with the Montblanc Heritage Pythagore Small Second Limited Edition 148
I recently had the chance to have hands-on time with the new Montblanc Heritage Pythagore Small Second Limited Edition 148 at my local Montblanc boutique.
This particular blue dial model comes on a very wearable 39mm white gold case and is relatively slim at 9.5mm. I find the dial here to be quite attractive as it features a sunburst centre dial followed by a grain finish on the hour ring, giving the dial a multi-layered look. The dial colour is supposed to be a blue sfumato colour gradient, which becomes increasingly darker from the centre outwards. I personally feel that the shade of blue used is similar to the blue on the Lange Odysseus.
The new manual winding Calibre MB M14.08 is a modern take on the 1940s Calibre 48 which can be found in the old Minerva Pythagore. It is well finished as a modern Minerva movement. However I prefer the MB M62.00 in last year Heritage Small Second Limited Edition 38. I feel that even in pictures, the M62.00 looks aesthetically nicer and noticeably better finished than the M14.08.
I also really like the feel and sound of winding the crown, in fact winding here feels abit smoother than some Montblanc Minerva chronographs I handled.
Overall I feel that this watch is an interesting and good release from Montblanc this year although I wish it is a tad lower in price.
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Actually it is a Minerva from Montblanc. From a horology point of view it could be a future highly collectable line of watches. You have already one in the pocket, i wil follow when i have the chance to get one.
Agree with you
However it is unlikely I will get this piece as I do not like the overall design enough. I still very much prefer their chronographs.
Why not own?
I thought you bought that delightful Montblanc. Buy it. It wil only increase in value. 1000 is a lucky number, a good reason to turn back and show us your new Montblanc 🧜🏻
Not sure if you got the correct person here?
Not sure what you mean by 1000 is a lucky number? This is an LE of 148. And don’t know what you mean by turning back to show you guys the new Montblanc? I never plan to buy it and not banking on it to increase in value.
the layout and form of the bridges reminds me the older Unitas movements, the legendary caliber 48 is hardly recognizable! The wheels are very well decorated, I like the texture of the dial as well! What is the price tag? Yours, Adam
Nice Montblanc but no Minerva
Compared to the Frey Pythagores the dial is a bit boring, and I would have prefered a smaller size on the case. The new cal MB M 14.08 is a bigger size “copy” of the original 10½''' no. 48 Mechanical Calibre designed by André Frey in 1943, but I think the...
It’s a fine watch, but is it memorable
First off, well done on the photos. The proportions of the dial are better than the salmon dial small seconds with the , significantly so for me. The problem is the is a much finer movement aesthetically. At this price point, it matters. The salmon dial ...