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    Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim

    I have fallen in love with this watch so I just pulled the trigger and should receive it in the mail soon.

    I am curious about something that'll neither make or break the love affair:

    Although the Heritage Chronométrie uses a Montblanc-massaged Peseaux 7001, does this model go through the 500-hour test reserved for only Montblanc "manufacture" watches? Hodinkee has an article stating that it does, as part of the Heritage line; though I'm inclined to accept this claim by Hodinkee, I thought "manufacture watches" must bear in-house movements.

    Is the Peseaux 7001 modified extensively enough that it can be considered a Montblanc in-house Calibre (after all, the movement in this watch is designated as Montblanc's MB 23.01).

    So, 1) does the Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim get a pass to go into the 500-hour test? And if so, 2) what constitutes a manufacture watch in regards to movement?

    Did I get off the wrong stop?

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    Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim

    Something I noticed after starting this thread (like how I notice I just ate poison only after swallowing it):

    Right on the caseback in the picture above, there's an inscription that reads "500h," which I understand (from owning a couple JLCs with their 1000h) means 500 hours.

    That answers my first question -- this little beauty does get the 500-hour treatment! My second question is still: what constitutes a "Montblanc Manufacture watch"?

    The Montblanc website explains that all Montblanc Manufacture watches receive the 500-hour test.


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    Re: Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim

    Yes, this Watch does undergo the stringent 500 Hour Lab Test. This Watch does come with a hand-signed Card from MontBlanc to certify that this has been done. Congratulations on your Watch! I cannot wait to see pictures of it!
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    Re: Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim

    I don't believe the movement would be considered an in-house manufacture but a base ETA 7001 with some modifications as many other watch companies do.

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    Re: Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim

    Thank you, gentlemen. I guess Montblanc made a one-off decision to categorize the Heritage Ultra Slim under their "manufacture watches." Or perhaps I'm just unclear what qualifies a watch as "manufacture," or if there is even an industry standard definition of "manufacture." Whatever, this seems to be a wonderful little gem with classic design and proper proportion while -- and this is truly the least important factor -- being a great value.

    Cheers!


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    Re: Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim

    It came in today. It's very elegant. If it had a seconds hand, it would have ruined it for me. The simplicity is the fundamental characteristic of elegance, and it's the essence of this Ultra Slim.














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    Congratulations! It looks great on you!

    I initially thought that I would have liked a seconds hand but I also now agree that it is nicer with only two hands.

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    Re: Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim

    Thanks, Dan. A two-hand dial eliminates my accuracy-obsession.




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    Re: Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim

    The Heritage Ultra Slim is a good always-know-the-time-without-bells-and-whistles kind of watch.

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    Re: Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim

    well u have inspired me for the next bad investment Mr Nguyen! i could have bought ur Zenith thus


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