A SWISS WATCHMAKER SINCE 1858
Montblanc watches combine centuries of accumulated knowledge, decades of experience, years of development and hundreds of hours of dedicated work. At Villeret and Le Locle, watchmakers have skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, incorporating their pride, passion and soul into each and every single timepiece.
MONTBLANC 1858 COLLECTION
The 1858 collection is inspired by the professional Minerva watches of the 1920s and 30s that were intended for military use and mountain exploration. Reinterpreting Minerva pocket watches and chronographs, Montblanc 1858 timepieces capture the spirit of the past in a modern way, expressing the back-to-nature trend of adventure.
The Bohème Collection interprets the codes of fine watchmaking in an elegant and feminine way: refined dials with precious guilloché and filets sautés, sophisticated integration of the date aperture and distinctive Arabic numerals. The classic case with its faceted integrated horns perfectly blends Montblanc’s elegance with essential functionality.
The History of Montblanc
The name Montblanc has stood for writing culture and craftsmanship for more than a hundred years. The brand’s distinctive feature is the unmistakable brand name: the white star that adorns all Montblanc products.
The watchmaking tradition of Montblanc began almost 160 years ago. Charles Yvan Robert opened a watchmaking workshop in the Saint-Irmier valley in 1858. In the 1980s, Montblanc specialised in pocket watches that could be wound by a crown – an innovation! This innovation won numerous awards at world exhibitions and it was precisely there that modern timepieces met with great public interest. Since 1858, Minerva has been demonstrating a superb level of craftsmanship and innovation, confirming the excellent reputation of pocket watches and chronographs.