Congratulations, I have The other Minerva Salmond dial Bronze

Feb 11, 2020,15:45 PM

These are beautiful movements, I own both the Salmond and blue dial Chrono’s with the Minerva movements and use/love them both.  Mine are 44mm but what I like abut the movement different than yours is it fills the entire back of the case, strictly objective but to my liking...Jim

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Something quite special!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-01:46
We all come across timepieces that appeal to us but sometimes we are fortunate enough to come across a watch with a beautifully finished movement comparable to many of the best independents and being sold at a staggering attractive price. In addition, whe...  

Something very special for sure

 By: rnaden : February 11th, 2020-01:59
This is above catch my friend. Big congrats (I’m saying this to you far too often in recent weeks). I have to agree that this movement is really beautiful and very nicely finished. The little tail is so cool too. Salmon dial is the icing on the cake, natu... 

Thanks Richard!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-02:28
And the main reason I decided to buy it is because as you aptly put it, 'this is above catch'!! These will not arrive in Malaysia (I checked) and he UK had one piece which HQ in Hamburg wanted back due to the demand for the watch. Our next GTG should be f... 

Thank you so much!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-02:29
I consider myself blessed to own this watch. I guess my trip to London or rather to the MB boutique was timed just right!

Thank Nico!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-02:55
It is almost a stealth watch as from the front, one could mistake the watch for an automaitc 40mm wacth from the Heritage range but turn the watch over and phwoar!!


 By: batholith : February 11th, 2020-02:45
Congratulations. That is a beauty, indeed. And a gorgeous movement.

Thank you very much!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-02:57
I will try to behave and not spoil myself with more watches in the next 6 weeks!!


 By: batholith : February 11th, 2020-03:47
I've been enjoying your posts and I'm sure you've been enjoying your new additions. Wear them in good health, friend.

Thank you my friend for your kind words

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-03:59
and for reading my posts. You take care and have a pleasant day.

You’ve been on quite an acquisition spree...

 By: Euroasianstar : February 11th, 2020-03:22
...these past few weeks and I admire all your choices. This MB is a fine timepiece. Enjoy

Thank you so much for saying so!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-03:27
Nowadays, I cannot afford any more 'mistakes' when acquiring a watch and they have to convince me that they will be keepers! Yes as crazy as it sounds, the watch must talk to me (preferably in a language I understand!! )

well chosen Sham...wear in the best of your health !

 By: mahesh : February 11th, 2020-03:36
love the dial & equally the manually wound caliber. Best, mahesh.,

Thank you Mahesh!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-03:42
I have too many automatic Pateks in my small collection so I felt I needed to dilute it with some quality manual movements!

Congratulations on your choice!

 By: penfriend : February 11th, 2020-07:09
And I have fallen several times for the same logic: superb movements, limited production run and a well-known brand. More to that I appreciate that the Minerva inspired dials look so different. Regarding your point with the smoothness of the hand winding ... 

Thank you very much for your reply

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-11:38
especially on your feedback on the winding mechanism. I too once owned a 13.21 monopusher which had a smoother winding mechanism and I really should not nitpick on the winding mechanism on a near perfect watch. I can see you know your Minervas well!!

Excellent choice. [nt]

 By: Watchlover78 : February 11th, 2020-07:13

Thank you for saying so!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-11:40
A three handed watch with a well made movement always seems to attract me over something more complicated.

This is a remake of the Pythagore caliber from 1948

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-12:11
I am not sure if that was called the Caliber 48. The layout as you correctly state is the same but the finishing is a lot better. It was reinterpreted in 2003 with more classical shapes and high end finishings.

Thanks, yeah that was the caliber I was referring to.

 By: KtWP : February 11th, 2020-12:40
To be honest, I would've preferred if they updated the finishing but maintained the Pythagore's original bridges - they were uniquely angular, almost brutalist. A smaller case size to fit the movement would also be great, although I guess almost all the m... 

I agree that a smaller case say

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-12:51
37mm to 38mm would have been ideal since the movement is not too large. Fortunately, the slim curved lugs help!

Huge Congrats my friend , I knew immediately that you bought this watch when you told me you purchased a Salmon dial watch with a special movement 😉

 By: Watchonthewrist : February 11th, 2020-13:03
Its a spectacular watch , great choice and i hope to see more pics of it soon . You will know after a while why i love these Salmon dials so much . There gorgeous, timeless and give a nice warm glow when look at them imho

Thank you my dear friend!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-13:07
Have you not considered getting one of these for your Salmon collection?! I know you focus on independents but this watch is quite special and in a way combines the best of both worlds.

I have been looking at this watch my friend . I like it a lot but I don’t have a unlimited funds 😬

 By: Watchonthewrist : February 12th, 2020-02:21
I have some other projects that i like to add this year and they will take away a large amount of my budget so need to be selective this year

I fully understand your predicament my friend!

 By: sham1 : February 12th, 2020-03:38
If I were to buy anything else in the next few months, I would have to sell something. Good luck with your new projects!!

I REALLY like this piece

 By: ChristianDK : February 11th, 2020-13:29
The movement is wonderful, traditional and elaborate. The overall design is great and very no nonsense. I hope to see much more pictures. I’m not normally interested in MB as a watch maker but I am aware of the glorious past of Minerva. This seems like a ... 

Thank you Christian!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-19:41
We share similar sentiments about MB and this piece!


 By: Weems@8 : February 11th, 2020-15:08
At this moment i am studying Minerva or Montblanc. I compare models, read articles, and enjoy that history. The fact it is so deep into watchmaking, passion, and the outstanding design, make me want a peace of the part. I try to find the Minerva of choice... 

Thank you!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-19:47
I have little doubt you know much more about the brand than I do and I wish you all the best in your quest to find the right watch for yourself!

my problem

 By: Weems@8 : February 12th, 2020-11:06
I have a problem. with the name Montblanc. Why? It is easy to chose a mountain as a name. It is not original, a sort of lazy. What i like is that a name tells me prestige, heritage, bon yard, jet set and so on. And they have a logo that is some sharp sket... 

your problem in understanding and appreciating the brand is

 By: penfriend : February 12th, 2020-14:01
that you have not researched properly. Montblanc as a trademark was established in 1910 - that is a lot of heritage. Moreover, they produce fountain pens (and very seldom ballpoints). And about 10 pens per year are sold at >1.5 million Euros and are highl... 


 By: Weems@8 : February 12th, 2020-15:03
I go rethink it. It is good to give it a rest. Later on, i wil see what to do. The white mountain wil stay, and not put it in a box with Rolex in my opinion.

Congratulations, I have The other Minerva Salmond dial Bronze

 By: : February 11th, 2020-15:45
These are beautiful movements, I own both the Salmond and blue dial Chrono’s with the Minerva movements and use/love them both. Mine are 44mm but what I like abut the movement different than yours is it fills the entire back of the case, strictly objectiv...  

You have some fabulous MBs!!

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2020-19:49
And I totally agree with you that I would have preferred it of the movement fills up the case better on my watch ie by making the case 2 or even 3mm smaller. A movement when displayed should try, in my opinion, to fill the case back as much as possible!


 By: 997c4gts : February 12th, 2020-15:31
I know you had been considering this one for a while. Bought the Salmon Dial Heritage as an impulse buy last year being so taken with the dial. Have since been considering the Salmon Heritage Pulsograph or the 38 now that I’ve learnt more about MB. Doubt ... 

Thank you for the congratulations message!

 By: sham1 : February 12th, 2020-18:02
I have actually seen quite a number of salmon pulsographs still for sale despite being limited to only 100 pieces. I too was considering one but found the watch a little on the thick side compared to its rivals from Patek and Lange. But the Heritage 38 be... 

Agreed !

 By: 997c4gts : February 13th, 2020-13:08
I think the price point was of the Pulsograph was a little too high for general watch collectors, especially when previous editions of the same movement were cased in PM rather than SS for similar prices. The entry level Heritage Auto has a lot of the sam...  

Thank you very much for your reply

 By: sham1 : February 13th, 2020-18:28
I think MB felt that they had priced the pulsograph competitively against rivals from Lange, Vacheron and Patek but what it fails to appreciate is many potential clients will still favour the three aforementioned brands due to their history. You and I app... 


 By: Gus4 : February 19th, 2020-08:48
I recently had the chance to visit Montblanc at LeLocle and Villeret. The manufacturer at Villeret (Minerva) was stunning. Also joined the small seconds club ... ...  

Oh wow!

 By: sham1 : February 19th, 2020-08:56
It is a pleasure to meet one of the lucky 38 owners of this watch. I would love to visit the Manufacture one day. Congratulations on your exquisite timepiece!!