Posts Categorized: Montblanc

Montblanc 1858 Small Seconds: Reviewing the 1930s-Inspired Aviation Watch

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The Montblanc 1858 Small Seconds is a charming, hand-wound timepiece that’s inspired by a vintage classic, the Minerva Pythagore Caliber 48. Here’s a hands-on review of the watch, courtesy of our colleague Nitin Nair at WatchTime Middle East. The Montblanc 1858 Small Seconds is inspired by aviation watches made in the ’30s. It’s ironic that in an […]

Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept

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The new Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept — dedicated to the company’s Chinese brand ambassador, World Badminton Champion Lin Dan — features a world-first case material combo and innovative openworked design that make it one of the lightest mechanical timepieces in the world. The watch’s case middle, caseback, bezel, and crown are crafted from a […]

Montblanc Introduces New Bronze Watches Into 1858 Collection

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Montblanc’s 1858 collection is named for the year in which the legendary watchmaking maison Minerva was founded in Villeret, Switzerland. Renamed Montblanc Manufacture after Montblanc acquired it in 2007, Minerva makes movements for the 1858 watches, which are designed to resemble Minerva chronograph watches of the 1930s. At the SIHH watch salon in  Geneva, Montblanc introduces the first bronze-cased models […]

Monochrome Monday: Hands-on with the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Complet

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This year Montblanc introduced the entirely new Heritage Chronométrie collection, which immediately sparked interest from collectors. The collection features classic looks, classic complications, and even classically sized watches. The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Complet is also part of this new collection, featuring a quantième complet – “complete calendar” in English – in a beautiful 40-mm […]

5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

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Montblanc unveiled the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100, a chronograph watch capable of measuring elapsed times to 1/100 second, at the 2014 SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are five pertinent things you should know about this innovative timepiece from Montblanc. 1. It comes from a manufacture with an impressive chronograph pedigree. The historic Minerva Manufacture […]

Montblanc Summit Collection: The First Smartwatches from Richemont

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Montblanc was one of the first luxury watch brands to embrace the trend of wearable technology, with the release of its e-strap models in 2015. (For my wrist review of the Timewalker Urban Speed Chronograph e-strap watch, click here.) Now the watch-and-pen powerhouse becomes the first brand owned by the luxury group Richemont (whose other maisons include […]

Annual Check-up: Reviewing the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel

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The Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel from Montblanc features a rare combination of complications: a chronograph and an annual calendar. It has a notable price, too. Our test watch, which has a stainless-steel case, sells for $13,300: you’d expect to pay a lot more, given the movement’s complexity. The rose-gold version is $26,400. Montblanc Heritage […]

Watch Review: Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph

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In this feature we take a look at the Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph, with its two central elapsed-time flyback hands; original photos provided by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign. In 2011, Montblanc unveiled the Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph, which contains a caliber called the MB LL100. The movement has an unusual feature: a center-mounted elapsed-minutes hand. Such hands […]

New Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Watches (Updated With Live Photos & Prices)

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At last year’s SIHH, Montblanc launched its Heritage Chronométrie collection, with designs inspired chiefly by the 1948-era Pythagore timepieces created by the storied Minerva manufacture in Villeret, Switzerland (now known as Montblanc Manufacture). This year, the brand adds two new complications to the collection: an unusual date indication and a chronograph with annual calendar. The […]