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A picture of a marvel of a vintage Minerva Chronograph.

Credit picture: Christies. 46 mm big, Cal 19-9 CH, the ancestor of the Cal 16-29 we can see in the modern 1858 Tachymeter. Enjoy, Nicolas
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By: amanico
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Reaching for the stars before Villeret - the Montblanc Star Chrono GMT Perpetual Calendar

Montblanc itself - in spite of being 111 years old - is a fairly new hand at watch making. At least if you consider the original operation, prior to acquiring Minerva in 2006 (which dates back to 1858). The history started in 1997 and about 10 years later
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By: KMII
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KMII
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Montblanc 1858 Tachymeter: Cool attitude.

Steel no holidays for me, but these pictures give me some good virtual escape. Isn't it such a cool watch? . Best, Nicolas
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By: amanico
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A Midwestern Unboxing...

Fellow Purists, Hoping you are all having a fine weekend, allow me to suggest this is how a true Midwesterner enjoys a mid-morning unboxing. I'm confident you’ll enjoy this moment with me, as well as help answer a couple of important questions a few days’
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By: halgedahl
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What about this superb Minerva Chronograph, salmon dial?

After the Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph I recently reviewed, I wanted to show you something a bit older, which I suspect to be from the Frey's era, before the brand was bought by Gnutti and Co, so before the year 2000. Here is a Minerva Chrono
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By: amanico
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amanico
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Can't stop thinking about the Mont Blanc LE Heritage Pulsograph

Have been researching more into the LE Minerva Villeret models Pros Haute horology-monopusher chronograph hand built Beautiful design Small numbers so none really on secondary market Good value Cons Quality issues, two members have had their watches go ba
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By: 997c4gts
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Bobbe
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The detail which pleases me the most in a Montblanc Villeret watch. The finishings of the movement.

And without doubt, the Cal 16.29 is an excellent reason to fall in love. The " Devil's Tail ", which is in fact a Chronograph break lever, is beveled with great care, before being " installed " in the movement, which is equally finished with the same care
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By: amanico
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amanico
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Montblanc Heritage Salmon Automatic

Mont Blanc were the official timekeepers of Goodwood Festival and had these beauties on their display stand. I had the chance to meet David Cerrato, a truly inspirational character. Previously putting Tudor on the map with his Black Bay design, I can trul
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By: 997c4gts
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amanico
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SIHH 2019: Hands on review on the Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 Pieces.

Truth to be told, I was not very fan of the Heritage line till this year. There were some good products, as, for example, the Meisterstück Heritage Pulsograph from the 2014 Collection... ... But it left me cold, despite the beautiful movement, the Cal 13.
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By: amanico
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MONTBLANC 119914 MINERVA CAL 13.21

SORRY ABOUT THE POOR PHOTO,S TREMBLING WITH JOY,, THERE IS ALOT WRITTEN ABOUT THIS MODEL AND PHOTO,S DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE A WATCH FOR ME -NEAR PERFECT OFF TO HAVE A STRONG DRINK TO CALM ME DOWN FANTASTIC IN THE FLESH AND TO HOLD
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By: golden hands
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amanico
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