A brief hands-on with the Montblanc Heritage Pythagore Small Second Limited Edition 148

Jun 12, 2021,14:57 PM

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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I agree Nico

 By: singingbee : June 12th, 2021-15:09


 By: amanico : June 12th, 2021-21:26

MHP ssle148

 By: Weems@8 : June 12th, 2021-15:56
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

 By: singingbee : June 13th, 2021-07:57
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?

 By: Weems@8 : June 13th, 2021-09:06
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?

 By: singingbee : June 13th, 2021-10:30
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.

I like it!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 12th, 2021-15:59


 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : June 12th, 2021-16:33
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

 By: deBalzac : June 17th, 2021-07:40
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... 

I agree, I personally prefer the old Minerva Pythagore

 By: singingbee : June 18th, 2021-02:16
But it’s at least a step in the new and hopefully right direction for Montblanc.

It’s a fine watch, but is it memorable

 By: jmpTT : June 22nd, 2021-01:14
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 ...