Rewind to one year ago at an amazing GTG when I first saw a beautiful pulsometer chronograph which belongs to fellow Purist Beerstyle. It was love at first sight when I held the watch in my hands, 39mm WG case, Grand Feu enamel pulsometer dial, blued hands, red chronograph second hand and featuring a expertly hand finished column wheel Minerva chronograph movement from Villeret. It ticks every single boxes in my wishlist. However when I tried to find one, I realised that it is an extremely limited edition of 58 pieces and was released in 2013. Basically I couldn’t find any at the time and gave up on my search. However this charming piece has remained in a little corner of my mind since then
Fast forward to a few days ago. It was a stroke of luck that I chanced upon a NOS piece with current dated papers. The stars aligned as the conditions for this purchase were all satisfied. So here I am proudly and humbly adding the watch I fell in love one year ago, the beautiful Montblanc Villeret Vintage Pulsographe to my small collection. This is also my first column wheel chronograph and I am very glad that it is a Montblanc Minerva chronograph (I have been admiring them for quite awhile already).