about Montblanc

  • Montblanc was always known as the leading manufacturer of world class writing instruments with fountain pens that are in a class of their own. Named after Mont Blanc, the highest mountain peak in the Swiss Alps, the company has earned a reputation for manufacturing products that that stand at the very same heights in terms of quality as their name suggests. Since introducing their line of luxury pens, Montblanc has diversified their product line into other sectors of luxury good including the Montblanc watches that you will find here. Other new products from Montblanc include fragrances, jewelry, eyewear and leather goods. Montblanc cornered a segment of the luxury good market for themselves with their line of fashionable luxury accessories. Montblanc watches are produced in both Le Locle and the municipality of Villeret, a Swiss area which the New York Times refers to as "a living museum of watchmaking" with some top manufactures and Swiss watchmakers calling it home. With roots stretching back to 1858 to a manufacture in the Saint-Imier Valley village of Villeret, the history of Montblanc watches begins with a watchmaker named Charles-Yvan Robert. His first manufacture called Minerva received worldwide recognition as a one of Switzerland's most revered specialists in precision chronometry. In 1920 Minerva bore one of the first chronograph movements for wristwatches as well as mechanical stopwatches. In 1936 these calibers were able to measure time with up to one hundredth of a second. By the 1950's the manufacture had a reputation for iconic watch designs such as the Minerva Pythagore. The Montblanc watches produced in the Villeret manufacture gain from over one hundred and fifty years of continuous experience in watchmaking and carry forward all the values that the company was founded with back in 1858.