Montblanc

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

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  • About Montblanc

    hen 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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Featured Montblanc Watches

  • Montblanc - Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter

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    Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter

  • Montblanc - Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Annuel Vasco da Gama Diamonds Limited Edition 90

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    Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Annuel Vasco da Gama Diamonds Limited Edition 90

  • Montblanc - Bohème Perpetual Calendar Jewellery

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    Bohème Perpetual Calendar Jewellery

  • Montblanc - Timewalker Urban Speed Chronographe e-Strap

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    Timewalker Urban Speed Chronographe e-Strap

  • Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama 111675 watch face view

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    Villeret 1858

    Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama

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GPHG 2016

— Montblanc wins the chronograph prize with the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100.
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
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GPHG 2016

The winners

— The complete list of winners of the 2016 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum Special Edition Great Britain
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Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum Special Edition Great Britain

— At SalonQP Montblanc presents a highly exclusive version of its Orbis Terrarum World Time watch bearing the colours of Great Britain’s Union Flag.
NOVEMBER 05, 2016
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SalonQP 2016

WT @ QP

— The Saatchi Gallery in London will be the stage for some major new watch launches later this week. Here is a sneak preview of some of the watches that will be shown in London.
NOVEMBER 03, 2016
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Interview with Davide Cerrato

— The head of Montblanc’s watch division doesn’t know of any other brand with such enormous growth potential in sports watches.
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Siar 2016
10th edition of the SIAR

Watches decked out in Mexican colours

— The biggest watch show in the region opens today and visitors can look forward to a number of surprises.
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Siar 2016
SIAR 2016

Watchmaking with a Mexican flavour

— The Salón Internacional Alta Relojeria celebrates its 10th anniversary tomorrow. But why Mexico?
OCTOBER 17, 2016
GPHG 2015
GPHG 2016

The watch industry’s thousand and one nights

— While the 16th prize-giving ceremony of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève will last only one night, that of November 10th 2016 the men and women who have created some of the 72 pre-selected watches have in some cases spent a thousand and one nights on developing them.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Montblanc Bohème
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Bohème introduces an ExoTourbillon for women

— The Bohème 2016 collection unveils four new models, including three sumptuous tourbillons.
SEPTEMBER 08, 2016
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GPHG 2016

Phase one complete!

— The jury has made its first choice for this year’s GPHG, whittling the selection down to six watches in each category and showing a clear preference for certain brands in the process.
SEPTEMBER 01, 2016
GPHG 2016 Calendrier
GPHG 2016

Calendar watches

— Even today, the perpetual calendar remains one of the most complex watchmaking complications in existence, as will become abundantly clear from this overview of watches entered for the Calendar category of the GPHG 2016.
AUGUST 29, 2016
GPHG 2016

Tourbillons

— This year, fifteen watches are entered in the Tourbillon category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Here are some of the candidates.
AUGUST 26, 2016
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Could this be the world’s lightest mechanical wristwatch?

— Montblanc breaks new ground with the TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept Watch.
AUGUST 14, 2016
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    Limits

    Record-breakers: an end in sight?

    — After years of serial record-breaking, the slimmest and lightest watches are nearing the limits of what is physically possible. The focus is now on broadening...
    MAY 16, 2016
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    Montblanc in Cannes

    Cannes International Film Festival

    — Santiago Mitre, Celine Sallette, Tomer Sisley, Huang Jing Yu, Zuo An Xiao, Damien Bonnard, Laure Calamy, Alice Taglioni and Paz Vega are wearing Montblanc on...
    MAY 14, 2016
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    Montblanc in Cannes

    Opening ceremony Cannes Film Festival

    — Mads Mikkelsen, Alice Taglioni and Josh Gad in Montblanc at the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
    MAY 13, 2016