Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition

Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition

The incorporation of Minerva, a watchmaking company founded in Villeret in 1858, into Montblanc has added a lot of depth to the brand’s range of products. At Villeret, it’s all about traditional watchmaking, using traditional machine tools. The watches emerging from Villeret are priced much higher than those made at Montblanc’s other manufacturing unit in…

Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time

Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time

The Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time, one of the three new watches presented in the 1858 collection available from April 2017, continues the brand’s smart marketing technique, offering watches with standard movements and simple complications at an attractive price. Coupled with good design and the world-wide familiarity of the Montblanc brand name, this is presumably…

Montblanc 1858 Automatic

Montblanc 1858 Automatic

1858, because in 2007, the Richemont Group purchased Minerva and assigned it to Montblanc. Minerva is a historical brand founded in 1858, and it developed a reputation for fine movements and in particular for chronographs. The 1858 collection was presented in October 2015 with two timepieces with a distinctly pilot’s watch appearance, based on Minerva’s…

Montblanc Boheme ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years anniversary edition reference 115939

Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary

Montblanc‘s Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary is a 10-piece limited edition, reference 115939. It celebrates the 110th anniversary of fMontblanc’s foundation, and the serpent motif on the dial is based on the Rouge et Noir fountain pen which became a classic when it was introduced in 1906. Normally you think of Bulgari when the…

Montblanc Boheme Date Automatic reference 114734

Montblanc Bohème Date Automatic

Women prefer watches with quartz movements because they don’t have to worry about setting the time and winding the watch? This is what many watch brands use as a convenient excuse when they make their women’s watches. Montblanc on the other hand is focusing on mechanical watches for women, introducing their ExoTourbillon complication that has…

Montblanc Boheme ExoTourbillon Slim reference114736

Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim

For the first time, Montblanc introduces its in-house ExoTourbillon to the women’s Bohème collection. The dial of the ExoTourbillon Slim is in mother-of-pearl; the bezel is set with 58 diamonds (about 1.39 carats). The red gold case is 38 mm in diameter, and 9.37 mm thick, 3 bar water resistance. The watch has a black…

Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed UTC e-Strap

Montblanc has reacted fast to the advent of smart watches. The e-Strap is a small, discreet device that slides onto a standard watchstrap and pairs to a smartphone. It offers functions that include an activity tracker, notifications for incoming communications, remote controls for the phone’s camera and music player, and a system that allows you…

Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph

Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph

This watch by Montblanc, reference 112587, takes the sporty, accessible TimeWalker collection, mixes it with the sophisticated ExoTourbillon, adds the brand’s monopusher chronograph with semicircular counters, and blends it all with the latest high-tech materials. The result is a visually-satisfying watch with dynamic looks, one of the most surprising watches to be seen at the…

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Collection Twincounter Date

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Collection Twincounter Date

This Montblanc Twincounter watch looks like a chronograph with its two subdials, but in fact it has just the time functions plus date. Probably some people buy chronographs just because they like the look of the subdials. Perhaps Montblanc was thinking of this marketing aspect when designing this watch, in which there are two subdials,…

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel

The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel, reference 114876, is an “annual calendar,” and so it takes the different lengths of months into account, but doesn’t keep count of leap years. It has to be adjusted once a year at the end of February. As for many of Montblanc’s watches, the steel version is aggressively…

Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum, reference 115071

Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum, reference 115071

With respect to the previous version of this watch, Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum, this piece is much more attractive, with its colourful globe, and more expensive, €5,890 as compared to €4,990. The case has also been increased in size from 41 to 43 mm, and the caseband has a stepped profile. The world-time function…

Montblanc Star 4810 Automatic

Montblanc 4810 Automatic

Montblanc’s entry-level three-hand watch in the 4810 collection, presented in 2016, is competitively priced at €2,690. It is competing with brands such as Baume & Mercier with their Classima (which is about €600 cheaper). With respect to the previous versions of this watch, the bezel is narrower, and the minutes scale and SuperLuminova dots are…

Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition

This flyback chronograph by Montblanc has an in-house movement, and it presents a lot of information on a well-designed dial. Its price of €6,900 makes it a very accessible piece considering its manufacture movement and the limited edition (1,110 pieces). The design has the visual characteristics of the 4810 series, with narrow bezel, dial with…

Montblanc 4810 Chronograph Automatic

Montblanc 4810 Chronograph Automatic

The Montblanc 4810 Chronograph Automatic, a good-value watch starting at €3,990, has all the visual codes of the 4810 series, with its red-gold-plated Roman numerals with a modern design, the star-shaped silver-white guilloché dial, and the circular dots of SuperLuminova on odd-numbered hours. The guilloché is very effective at catching the light and changing with…

Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Editions

Montblanc has created three limited editions of the ExoTourbillon Slim, with hand-painted maps. The editions are of North America (36 watches), Asia (38 watches) and Europe (36 watches), so that in total there 110 watches, celebrating the brand’s 110th anniversary. The watch itself is basically the same as the 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim, with its new…

Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim

Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim

Montblanc has now completed its set of watch families and from this year begins a process of consolidation, reinterpreting existing models. But this doesn’t mean that the brand is resting on its laurels: just in the 4810 range, this year there are three new in-house movements, accompanied by a lot of design work. The new…

Montblanc 4810 Day-Date

Montblanc 4810 Day-Date 114853

Montblanc seems to be taking on Rolex head-on with this piece. It has the classic day-date format with day at the top and date near the crown, and the case’s water resistance, though not at Rolex Oyster standards, is still higher than most watches, at 5 bar, corresponding to 50 metres. Above all, it has…

Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter

This watch by Montblanc is the second, more prestigious watch in the new 1858 Collection presented at SIAR, Salón Internacional Alta Relojería, Mexico City, on 20 October 2015. It is a direct reference to the Minerva tradition, 1858 being the year of foundation of the watch company that Richemont Group purchased in 2006 and allocated…

Montblanc Bohème Moongarden

A watch with a moon phase indicator is a very familiar pattern, but Moongarden by Montblanc does something different. It also displays the name of each month’s full moon name, from Ice moon and Snow moon through to Harvest, Hunter and Oak moon (scroll down to read all the lunar month names and meanings). So…