Stunning piece of history housed in a gorgeous package! [nt]

Sep 18, 2015,05:00 AM

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Montblanc and the Minerva heritage: Chronograph VD 712

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 16th, 2015-03:41
Hi Robin and fellow Montblac members, As we all know, Montblanc have a rich heritage from Minerva when it comes to wrist watches and especially chronographs! So, I like to share my Minerva chronograph reference VD 712 here in the Montblac forum. The Miner...  

That is a nice piece of History you have, here.

 By: amanico : September 16th, 2015-03:58
A nice chrono, but this is its history which makes a huge difference, I must say. When it comes to Minerva Chronos, I am only hunting those who house Minerva movements, which I personally find more interesting than the more common Valjoux 72. But I also h... 

The Swedish connection and history....

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 16th, 2015-11:53
Was what made me hunt this one! :) Thank you, my friend. Still Swedish MIL watches are less than some other countries... The interesting thing is that since Sweden always had a small military, not many watches around! Like the big Lemania chrono - 400 in ... 

Yes, the big Lemania Chrono is quite hard to find...

 By: amanico : September 16th, 2015-11:54
I missed a few of them, sadly. Best, Nicolas

Only 399 left for sale...! ;) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 16th, 2015-11:56

Blue hands + patina

 By: wisPete : September 16th, 2015-05:33
is a killer combo. I am very much a fan of this. Thanks for sharing my friend!

Killer combo indeed! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 16th, 2015-11:53
Thank you, my friend! Very happy with this one. Best Blomman

Well, indeed.. A really nice Chrono, although in general I like dials with a bit more contrast, although on the 3rd shot in the palm, that also looks very much ok !..

 By: hs111 : September 16th, 2015-06:19
Just on the first 2 pics light appears to influence this differently. This, however, should in no way "belittle" this piece.. Its patinated appeal & the design lines are obviously carrying enough DNA to reach up for today.. Thx for sharing.. One more in t... 

I guess the "no chrono boy" is gone....! ;)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 16th, 2015-11:55
Thank you, my friend. Will show you next time we meet. Best Blomman

I love your vintage Minerva chronograph Blomman!

 By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : September 18th, 2015-04:57
a PuristS watch indeed! The patina on the dial is to die for. Even a non vintage guy like me can see how beautiful the patina color is on this dial :) Thanks for the lovely post. I will show to the Montblanc Villeret watchmaker and see if he can find answ... 

Please do!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 18th, 2015-11:41
Thank you, Robin - a pleasure to finally be a part of this great Montblac forum! Best Blomman

Thank you! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 18th, 2015-11:40

Great post!

 By: TheMadDruid : September 18th, 2015-16:57
It's always fun to read about historical pieces; and especially meaningful ones to the writer. And chronographs are always great to look at.

Thank you, Padj! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 19th, 2015-00:55
Yes, the history adds the "little extra" to this sweet chrono! Best Blomman