Salmon Dials
Like the pink-hued fish that brave the current to spawn at their place of origin, salmon dial watches, adorned with coppery, golden faces and framed by white metal cases, have returned. In this case, the hottest trend in watch design harks back much further than the one-year breeding cycle of its namesake fish: all the way to the mid-20th century. The classic Minerva watches of the 1940s and ’50s inspired Montblanc’s Heritage salmon collection. Minerva was a renowned Swiss chronograph specialist that Montblanc acquired in 2006 so it could manufacture its own movements. While the new Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 (center, $30,000) shows off its intricate Minerva …
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