Comments:

Montblanc Vintage Chronographe Monopusher

 
 By: penfriend : December 7th, 2019-04:21
So this is the latest edition to my collection, the beautiful Vintage Chronographe Monopusher in white gold with a black enamel dial.

The Montblanc collection Villeret 1858 is in my experience the best finish of a caliber that you can get and only comparable with ALS high end models - but at a much better price point. And manufactured from a brand which is known to millions of customers as a top notch luxury brand, so for me the name on the (enamel!) dial generates trust in the product and not distrust (or even dislike).

However, the demand for these rather expensive models - that were produced only in Villeret - was never high enough within the watch community so the product line has been finally discontinued and substituted in the recent years with the Montblanc 1858 product line (which is not purely produced in Villeret). No new orders will be taken and the small stock is currently being sold. To me this sounds like a good value perspective but in the end it's always a crystal ball....

I have ordered a custom strap in matte black alligator with red stitching to match the dial smile









login to reply

Congratulations! It's a beautiful timepiece. [nt]

 
 By: M4 : December 7th, 2019-05:00
No message body
login to reply

Wowww speechless [nt]

 
 By: Gelato Monster : December 7th, 2019-05:16
No message body
login to reply

So far the finest of the MB - Villeret chronographs! [nt]

 
 By: jlux : December 7th, 2019-05:19
No message body
login to reply

What a great package, fantastic dial and great movement. Well done! [nt]

 
 By: dedestexhes : December 7th, 2019-05:52
No message body
login to reply

A marvel. Huge congratulations, once again. This black enamel dial is to die for, and the 16.29 is top! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : December 7th, 2019-08:38
No message body
login to reply

Congrats on finding and adding this gorgeous piece!

 
 By: singingbee : December 8th, 2019-02:27
Loves that deep black enamel dial and the beautiful 16.29! Like what many said, this is the complete package. These MB Minerva chronographs are beautiful creations at tremendous value for money prices!
login to reply

Thank you all for your kind words! I am really enjoying this timepiece [nt]

 
 By: penfriend : December 8th, 2019-03:43
No message body
login to reply

Thanks for the insightful post and nice photos!

 
 By: traineract : December 10th, 2019-02:49
Can u share what collection this watch is under? Do u mean they don't really release this for sale now, rather, they sell small numbers to their select customers?
login to reply

This particular model is part of the Montblanc Villeret 1858 Collection

 
 By: singingbee : December 10th, 2019-04:58
I believe previous pieces in this collection are released in the number of 1, 8 or 58 pieces which is a tribute to the year Minerva was found. This particular model I think was released way back in 2010 so this is a NOS which was not sold by the boutique and the TS was lucky enough to find it. The Villeret 1858 collection seems to be no longer around and I currently only see the 1858 collection which consists of more than just the Minerva chronographs.
login to reply

Thank you!

 
 By: penfriend : December 10th, 2019-12:59
The product line was called Montblanc Collection Villeret. No more watches from this collection are being built - neither new nor old models. You can get only NOS which was produced but not sold. Several product groups within this collection were only build on request so I guess that the limitation numbers were not all produced. Could be 58 for this watch but maybe it was less in reality...
login to reply

Superb ! What a great find and acquisition. Congratulations [nt]

 
 By: aperna : December 10th, 2019-14:35
No message body
login to reply

What a beauty. The enamel dial is mesmerizing. [nt]

 
 By: KL670 : December 10th, 2019-14:44
No message body
login to reply

A beautiful timepiece!

 
 By: KMII : December 29th, 2019-23:04
I believe the way to look at value here is from the enjoyment you will derive every time it resides on your wrist 😊

A superb watch indeed!
login to reply

Value

 
 By: penfriend : December 30th, 2019-13:44
You are absolutely right - in the beginning I started collecting ALS and Rolex but since you see them nearly everywhere (at least Rolex) I stowed them away to wear other brands. The joy and personal value for me is definitely higher with not so common brands.
login to reply