New Montblanc Owner

Oct 31, 2023,17:18 PM

Hello Everyone,

Very pleased to have found this place. Seems to be the only watch spot around with a good number of Montblanc collectors.

I’ve been a fan of what Montblanc has done with Minerva for some time, and recently came across a watch I simply couldn’t pass up.

This is the limited edition green dial monopusher from 2018 featuring caliber 13.21. What a watch! Attached are a couple of photos that I took this morning.

I’m so impressed I’m thinking of adding another. Recently came across an unworn example of the Villeret 1858 Les Secondes au Centre Retour-à-Zéro. It’s the white gold version with the silver dial.

The watch will clearly need to be serviced. Does anyone here have any experience with sending these watches with Minerva movements back to Villeret for servicing? I talked to the local Montblanc boutique and they weren’t very helpful. They said they would have to send it to the third party servicing center that Montblanc uses here in the US, and then they would forward in on to Switzerland, but they had no idea how much it would cost or how long it would take.

Any insight from some of the more seasoned Montblanc collectors here would be much appreciated.


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Welcome here, first of all. Superb specimen. As for service centers, there are much better ones than others.

 By: amanico : October 31st, 2023-17:35
In the US, some of us had bad experiences. In France, the service was very satisfactory. Enjoy! Nicolas

What a gorgeous movement. Congrats!

 By: Lankysudanese : October 31st, 2023-18:11

Welcome. Beautiful movement.

 By: hora12reborn : October 31st, 2023-19:11

Thank you!

 By: Jaseewasee : October 31st, 2023-20:05

Welcome and congratulations

 By: penfriend : October 31st, 2023-23:13
I have both watches in my collection - the green mono pusher is a beauty but I prefer it on the original strap!!! The retour seconde a zero is a beauty as well with a very special caliber. For servicing it must be sent to Villeret, I would not trust any o... 

Not to my knowledge

 By: penfriend : November 1st, 2023-09:32
They never mentioned that to me

For what it's worth

 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 15th, 2023-17:20
I was watching the Tim Masso review on my collection villeret 1858 vintage chronograph and he made note it was grey gold, ie, not rhodium plated. Unsure where he got that info

Big news

 By: penfriend : November 18th, 2023-16:46
Congratulations, I love mine absolutely

It may takes many months.

 By: WTWTStyle : November 1st, 2023-01:17
if the watch just need regular service, no need to replace parts, i think local watchmaker can do it for you.

Devils tail. So nice

 By: m2 : November 6th, 2023-06:08

Congrats good to see more collectors here!

 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 6th, 2023-19:04
The RaZ is quite the watch. I had tried one and the guilloche is spectacular, and having the zero reset on a large central seconds is a delight to see. I wish the case fit me better because I would have added one for sure. For me I had a watch sent to vil... 

They do have some marvels!

 By: amanico : January 1st, 2024-17:27

They have top finishing on their minerva pieces from their villeret workshop

 By: TeutonicCarFan : January 1st, 2024-23:05
One watchmaker makes the watch. Last estimate I saw was about 300 per year? They include even the balance spring. Here are some repost of my movements.. ...  

Love these photos!

 By: Jaseewasee : January 2nd, 2024-05:16