Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel Watch Hands-On
We’ve been waiting to get our hands on the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel watch since we first heard about it. For those not caught up about this piece, Montblanc is offering a quality, good-looking, high-complication watch for a fraction of the price that other annual calendar watches go for. Personally, I’m always skeptical when I hear about ”affordable alternatives” to most things (not exclusive to watches), but Montblanc has successfully realized where to save costs and where not to in the creation of this piece. In short, Montblanc has hit a home run, and I’m now following a brand I’ve always liked closer than I ever have. Montblanc puts this watch through the Montblanc Laboratory 500 Test, which is a 500-hour test designed to simulate a variety of scenarios it’s likely to experience through its lifetime. It’s presumably not as rigorous as the one performed by Jaeger-LeCoultre - where Montblanc’s current head Jerome Lambert used to serve as CEO - which is a 1,000-hour test. Then again, they’re halfway there.