Montblanc

Montblanc has always been committed to the same values: the pursuit of quality and craftsmanship.

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  • About Montblanc

    When Hamburg trader Claus-Johannes Voss, engineer August Eberstein and businessman Alfred Nehemias met to exchange ideas in 1906, little did anyone imagine that their meeting would mark the birth of the international brand Montblanc.

    The three visionaries set up their workshop in Hamburg. A year later, the Montblanc fountain pen embarked on its glorious career. The unashamedly international vocation of Montblanc was clear right from the outset, with the result that the brand was established in many different countries. In 1924, Montblanc took a major step forward with the Meisterstück.

    In 1997, the firm decided to create its very own watch collection. Montblanc haute horlogerie watches have been crafted in the Swiss Jura ever since. Montblanc Montre S.A. decided to set up shop in Le Locle – the cradle of the finest watchmaking expertise – and Villeret, where the Minerva Institute for Research in Fine Watchmaking is headquartered. Since then, the firm has garnered just as much acclaim for its watch designs as for its writing implements.

    Today, over a century after the original workshop was founded, coveted Montblanc products are on display in 70 countries around the world – and the Montblanc star can be found on the world's most prestigious avenues.

  • Montblanc's philosophy

    Montblanc has always been committed to the same values: the pursuit of quality and craftsmanship.

    Its exacting requirements in terms of form, expertise and tradition can be seen in each of the products bearing the white star – and this has been the case for one hundred years now.

    The manufacture's leitmotif is its quest for the greatest refinement possible, leading it to design collections that are the fruit of painstaking craftsmanship and traditional methods.

  • Montblanc's 5 key dates

    1906: Montblanc founded
    1924: Montblanc creates the “Meisterstück” (German for “masterpiece”) collection
    1997: inauguration of “Montblanc Montre S.A.” in Le Locle; takes part in the SIHH (International Fine Watchmaking Show) in Geneva for the first time
    2007: acquisition of the Minerva Manufacture in Villeret
    2008: with the launch of the first movement fully developed and manufactured in its Le Locle workshops, Montblanc becomes a watch manufacture in its own right
     

  • Montblanc's collections

    Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec: Each watch from this collection bears the characteristics twin rotating second and minute counters that are a reference to the past, recalling the design and technique of the original Inking-Chronograph from 1821 invented by Nicolas Rieussec.

    Montblanc TimeWalker: Design, dynamism and progress are the character traits with which the TimeWalker Collection confidently presents itself wherever ideas, innovations and trends are born.

    Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858: The Montblanc watches manufactured in Villeret benefit from over 150 years of uninterrupted traditional Swiss watchmaking expertise. With timeless aesthetics and intricate mechanical movements crafted entirely in-house, the watches produced still express the core values upon which the Manufacture was founded in 1858.

    Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco: The Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco pays tribute to her passion with a collection of exquisite timepieces, fine writing instruments and precious jewelry showcasing some of the finest diamonds.

    Montblanc Star: The exclusive and characteristic timepieces in the Montblanc Star Collection uphold the selfsame principles of uncompromising quality and timelessly lucid design that Montblanc’s writing instruments have always embodies.

  • Contact Montblanc

    Montblanc International
    Hellgrundweg 100
    D-Hamburg
    T. +49 40 84 00 10

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The watch list

Featured Montblanc Watches

  • Montblanc - Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours - 108789 - face view

    Montblanc

    Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours

  • Montblanc - TimeWalker Voyager UTC 109137 - face view

    Montblanc

    TimeWalker Voyager UTC

  • Montblanc - Star Quantième Complet 108737 - face view

    Montblanc

    Star Quantième Complet

  • Montblanc - Seconde Authentique « Pour Elle & Lui »

    Montblanc

    Villeret 1858

    Seconde Authentique « Pour Elle & Lui »

  • Montblanc - Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco Red Gold Automatic 109275 - face view

    Montblanc

    Princesse Grace de Monaco

    Red Gold Automatic

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Winner of the People's Choice Award at SIAR 2015

— The visitors at this year's SIAR 2015 in Spain chose the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Exotourbillon Minute Chronograph as their favourite watch.
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TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap

— The brand introduces wearable technology to fine watchmaking.
MAY 10, 2015
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Exceptional chronographs

— Throughout the month of April, chronographs were the star at the Gübelin store in Geneva. WorldTempus attended the exhibition to see some forty timepieces specially selected for the occasion. Here is our overview.
MAY 09, 2015
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The strongest link

— The past three months have seen significant developments in the field of watch bands, a useful blanket term encompassing both straps and bracelets. These should not be regarded merely as evolved versions of existing models, since we are in fact seeing the emergence of a truly new generation.
APRIL 17, 2015
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MARCH 16, 2015
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Video. Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama

— The Montblanc Collection Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama Limited Edition 18 captures the pioneering spirit of one of history’s greatest explorers: Vasco da Gama.
MARCH 13, 2015
Montblanc, Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama
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Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama

— The Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama is a timepiece with the unprecedented combination of a cylindrical tourbillon and unique triple time zone indication.
FEBRUARY 21, 2015
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Gadgets and Great Times

— If you have a hankering for flying, diving or outdoor activities, there are watches on the market to help you go the distance.
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition
Exhibitions

Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition

— Organised under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister of the State of Qatar, the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2015 will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) between February 24th and 28th and will host over 500 international jewellery and watch brands.
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
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Stone cutting and setting

Precious expertise

— By developing special cuts or distinctive setting techniques, certain brands have raised diamonds and sapphires to iconic status and created their own signature.
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Montblanc, Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time
Montblanc

Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time

— Derived from the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie collection, this new timepiece displays a second time zone with an in-house developed complication.
FEBRUARY 05, 2015
Héritage Chronométrie Quantième Complet Vasco de Gama
SIHH 2015

Montblanc: mechanical statements and electronic accessorisation

— The e-Strap wrist module certainly grabbed attention, but Montblanc’s 2015 watch launches were all about mechanical complications and travel… in all its forms.
JANUARY 27, 2015
Montblanc Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama edition
SIHH 2015

Day 4: Vibrating diamonds, geospheres and an automotive skeleton

— Cartier presented the second new type of diamond setting seen at the SIHH this week. Montblanc unveiled its Vasco da Gama collection and Ralph Lauren unveiled its first skeleton model
JANUARY 23, 2015