Adding my first Montblanc - Montblanc Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

Oct 18, 2019,19:06 PM

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).

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Some close up shots of the 13.21

 By: singingbee : October 18th, 2019-19:08


 By: ZSHSZ : October 18th, 2019-20:42
Front and back equally gorgeous. Watchmaking at its best !

Thanks! Totally agree! [nt]

 By: singingbee : October 19th, 2019-18:00

Very nice photography too!

 By: cazalea : October 18th, 2019-21:43
Well done on acquiring this beauty. Cazalea

Yes! I think for the price point, it is definitely very hard to find anything at this level of finishing

 By: singingbee : October 19th, 2019-18:04
I love the enamel dial and blued hands too. It’s a beautiful complete package!

Now that is an awesome watching inside and out!

 By: YpJ : October 19th, 2019-12:08
And your story about finding an NOS piece is part of what makes this hobby so fun

Yes unexpected find is always the most fun and exciting

 By: singingbee : October 19th, 2019-18:20
And I wasn’t even actively looking for this piece

Thanks, loves this size too!

 By: singingbee : October 19th, 2019-18:23
Definitely perfect for smaller wrists like mine. But have to say it is very heavy even for a WG watch.

Thanks man! [nt]

 By: singingbee : October 19th, 2019-18:23


 By: M4 : October 18th, 2019-22:47
Very nice photography!! M4

Thanks Nico!

 By: singingbee : October 19th, 2019-18:24
I am really in love with this piece! πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ»

Amazing catch

 By: Reuven Malter : October 19th, 2019-00:14
Dial and hands are really special. Thank you for the inspiration.

This is a superb watch!

 By: jlux : October 19th, 2019-02:19
By far my favorite of all the MB-Minerva models.


 By: singingbee : October 19th, 2019-18:26
it is definitely my favourite too