You are right, but it is also clear why they folded Minerva into MB at the time.
They wanted to elevate the whole brand while expanding into watchmaking.
In their defense they really didn't compromise on the quality nor massively expanded production at Villeret. For me that's the most important thing.
Also they decided to avoid pushing the high end pieces on social media or via watch bloggers and took a lower key approach letting the watches speak for themselves.
At the end I decided that for me personally the name is not so important ....
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Yes, the MB Minerva line..
Is for true connoisseurs of high horology not the ones seeking the hype. Their finishing is on par with watches commanding 2-3x in comparison to what you pay for a MB. And like you said, few are made and few are seen on the grey market.
As a long term fan of the brand I can only concur to your opinion
very kind, thank you
and if would not have received an allocation for the LE18 unveiled secret this red arrow would have been my choice from this years w&w. Enjoy it thoroughly!
Still.. it would have helped if..
They had created the Minerva line as a distinct sub-brand for better identity and recognition of these fantastic calibers. Similar to the Toyota and the Lexus categories Grand Seiko also suffers from an identity crisis as it is not very differentiated fro...