Category: Montblanc

  • SIHH 2011: Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    Ahead of SIHH 2011, which starts in a few weeks, Montblanc has just released images of the Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsograph, a chronograph that features a pulse scale for calculating pulse rates. This is an in-house chronograph, manufactured at the the Montblanc’s Villeret manufacture (formerly Minerva). Calibre MBM 13.21v is hand wound and runs at […]

  • SIHH 2012: Montblanc TimeWriter II Bi-Frequence 1000

    Montblanc has officially announced the TimeWriter II Chronograph Bi-Frequence 1000, a highly complicated chronograph capable of recording times with 1/1000th of a second precision. The only other mechanical chronograph capable of recording times with this level of precision is the TAG Heuer Mikrotimer, which was introduced last year. However, the Mikrotimer “currently” has a power […]

  • REVIEW: Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours Chronograph

    Fullscreen Introduction The Nicolas Rieussec collection pays tribute to the French Watchmaker Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec who was a pioneer in the field of chronographs. The design of the collection was inspired by the original chronograph Rieussec invented in 1821. Similar to his invention, these chronographs use rotating discs with motionless hands. We recently borrowed a […]

  • Montblanc SIHH 2014 Report

    At SIHH 2014, Montblanc presented its best collection of new models for some time. The arrival of Jerome Lambert as the new CEO in 2013 has led to some very competitively priced novelties being created. The new Meisterstück Heritage Collection delivers classic lines, handsome styling and, most notably, exceptional value. This is wonderfully illustrated by […]

  • A look at the Montblanc Meisterstück collection

    Earlier this month, to celebrate 90 years of the Meisterstück pen — which first appeared in Hamburg, Germany in 1924 — Montblanc put together a special exhibition in New York City. The exhibit consisted of seven special edition Meisterstück 90th Anniversary pens, as well as watches, leather goods and accessories from the current Meisterstück collection. […]

  • Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time

    The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Dual Time bears a strong resemblance to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Home Time. Everything from the dial layout to the case dimensions to the way the watch functions. Montblanc states that they developed their own module for the watch but with so many similarities, it is almost a given that Jaeger-Lecoultre played […]

  • Montblanc 1858 Small Second Limited Edition in steel

    Today, Montblanc debuted a new watch collection inspired by 1930s pilot watches. The 1858 Small Second Limited Edition, which comes in a 44 mm diameter by 10.95 mm thick stainless steel case, is the entry-level timepiece in the new collection. A large diameter (37.2 mm) hand-wound movement reminiscent of pocket watches from the same time […]

  • SIHH Preview: Montblanc Timewalker Exotourbillon Minute Chronograph

    This year at SIHH, for the first time, Montblanc will debut a tourbillon equipped Timewalker model. Driven by Montblanc in-house caliber MB R230, the Exotourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition has a patented one-minute tourbillon, along with a monopusher column-wheel and vertical clutch actuated chronograph, as well as a date by hand function. The automatic double […]

  • Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept

    The TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept is one of the lightest mechanical timepieces in the world – at a mere weight of 14.88 grams. Creating a timepiece this light required the use of a special composite material called “Innovative Technical Revolutionary Resin” (or ITR) combined with Kevlar/carbon to create the case middle, bezel, back, and crown. […]

  • SIHH 2012: Montblanc Vintage Tachydate

    SIHH 2012 is just around the corner; and Montblanc has released an image of a hot new in-house mono-pusher chronograph, the Villeret 1858 Vintage Tachydate. The Tachydate features a newly developed Minverva based manufacture monopusher chronograph caliber MB M16.32. Highly regarded watch manufacture Minerva, was acquired by Richemont (who owns Montblanc) in 2007. Start, stop […]

  • SIHH 2012: Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph GMT

    At the SIHH show last month, Montblanc introduced the Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Open Hometime. A new addition to the Nicolas Rieussec collection that features an in-house column-wheel chronograph, like the model originally introduced in 2008, now with a GMT function. The Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph collection pays homage to Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec, who invented the first […]

  • Pre-SIHH 2013: Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours

    At SIHH 2013 Montblanc will launch a new wandering hours (as opposed to jumping hours) chronograph, with a day/night indicator integrated into the hour display. The Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours shows the hour via Arabic numeral cutouts which spin on a disc and are indicated by a red arrow over top. Below the cut-out […]