MONTBLANC HIGH END WATCHES
HISTORY OF MONTBLANC
When mentioning Montblanc, most people think of a pen. The Meisterstück is a beautiful pen, one that you hand to your business partner when signing a big contract or one you’d like to hand down to your child.
Founded in 1906 in Hamburg, Germany, the brand rose as one of the essential luxury writing instrument brands, with inventions like the safety fountain pen to ensure that pre-ballpoint pen writing wouldn’t ruin a nice jacket or trousers.
What would be more fitting for a luxury pen brand than to enter the watch industry?
That’s what Montblanc did in 1997 when unveiling the Meisterstück watch at SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) in Geneva, Switzerland. Since then, the company quickly developed wristwatches ranging from dress watches, of course, to their emblematic bi-compax chronographs.
In 2008, Montblanc developed their first in-house movement, the MB R100 caliber, housed in the Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph, that paid tribute to the inventor of the chronograph, Nicolas Rieussec.
Since Montblanc arched in fine jewelry as well, it was only a matter of time for wristwatches to embody emotions and experiences from this beautiful domain. 2011 was the world premiere of the Montblanc collection “Princesse Grace de Monaco,” featuring diamond set dials and precious metal pieces for that lucky lady of our lives.
In 2017, Montblanc launches their first take on luxury smartwatches, with the Summit collection, by offering a look that disguises heart rate sensors and the like, for the modern gentleman with a high-paced lifestyle.
Upon close inspection, we can distinguish Montblanc watches from other brands, as their expertise in luxury writing instruments make their wristwatches understated enough to start a conversation only with people that know the brand and appreciate the elegance of their pieces.
To be clear on what Montblanc represents in the watch world, we have a brand that offers dress watches with blued hands, moon phase complications, bi-compax chronographs, and their 2017 Summit collection, that tries to make peace between traditional watchmaking and the smartwatch era.
As a well-rounded luxury brand, spanning from stationery to fragrances, wristwatches and leather goods, Montblanc is more and more relevant for modern business people that are eager to find a brand as relevant as business itself.