I love everything about this watch-

 By: jlc.thomsen : March 21st, 2020-13:23
Except maybe the gold plated details in the movement. Should have been solid gold or steel.
What are your comments friends?

Movement too small...

 By: mdg : March 21st, 2020-14:07
and subsequently sub-dials too close together. It's probably not evident when wearing the watch, but in large photos the way the chrono second hand intersects with the logo and the '12' looks imbalanced...

Yeah I think I get it.

 By: jlc.thomsen : March 21st, 2020-16:08
But I think they solved it well on this new edition.
What i really want is this guy. But when it was out I couldn’t afford it. It was available at an AD, I tried it on and they had even discounted it. And now I can’t find it anywhere.

I believe this is one of the most beautiful montblanc monopusher

 By: Gelato Monster : March 21st, 2020-17:33
Other than those unique piece only watch

Do you mean the new tobacco dial 40 mm or the 2011 enamel 39 mm? [nt]

 By: jlc.thomsen : March 21st, 2020-23:32
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The one

 By: Gelato Monster : March 22nd, 2020-00:50

Reminds me of this AP...

 By: mdg : March 22nd, 2020-10:27
(from European Watch)... I saw one in the metal in Sydney and was very tempted. I really liked the off-white dial. It was a bit on the thick side (41mm, 12.6mm) for a simple chrono though.

The Vintage Pulsographe is really beautiful

 By: singingbee : April 4th, 2020-18:45
I may be biased as I have the WG model. The dial is very clean too as clean as a Pulsographe can be, with only the text Montblanc on it and nothing else.

I not sure whether you can still find one in the market now. I know the WG model does pop up from time to time but the RG seems to be even rarer. At least in Singapore, I know of only one collector who has the RG model. But for the WG, there are at least two including myself.

Yes Singingbee, this one is amazing as well.

 By: jlc.thomsen : April 5th, 2020-00:01
Thanks for posting. I love both and I prefer them to the larger 1858s. Looking forward to find one. I have been looking extensively for a year or so.

I get that, but yet the Patek 5070 is a very sought after and treasured piece.

 By: Jay (Eire) : March 21st, 2020-17:38
And with the 5070 those things bothered me very much, however over time they have become less bothersome and in fact I’ve grown to like the watch a lot.
This Mont Blanc will suffer more criticism for this than Patek, because it’s not Patek. Unfair but true.

Hi Jay

 By: jlc.thomsen : March 22nd, 2020-03:17
I was also thinking about the 5070. But the “discrepancies” between case and movement are much bigger on the 5070. This Minerva Chrono has 40 mm case and I cannot figure out the diameter of the cal 13 21-maybe someone can?
The 5070 is 42 mm and the CH 27 70 movement 27.5 mm. Some gap to cover.
I also love the 5070 for that exercise in minimising that gap with design features that now makes it a very unique work.
But I still think it is horological laziness balanced up with a unique design tour the force from PP.

5070 back

This watch is 40mm I believe...

 By: mdg : March 22nd, 2020-15:25
...and the caliber M13.21 is listed as 29.5mm so it seems that the Montblanc is less of an offender than PP in the small movement department. Still, if you look at the back, there is a lot of case between the edge of the movement and the outer case.

Yes, I saw, there is some place, but still... [nt]

 By: amanico : March 22nd, 2020-16:07
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Thanks for clarifying mdg-yes the watch is 40

 By: jlc.thomsen : March 23rd, 2020-13:32
Just could’t locate the size of the movement.

You've probably come across this site...

 By: mdg : March 23rd, 2020-13:49 It pops up when you need very specific information about not only watches but movement specifications. Pretty handy...

Thanks! [nt]

 By: jlc.thomsen : March 23rd, 2020-14:43
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Unfair but true. True, but really unfair and too snob... [nt]

 By: amanico : March 22nd, 2020-15:14
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Not so sure the movement is too small for that watch... [nt]

 By: amanico : March 22nd, 2020-15:14
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I would agree with that after all.

 By: jlc.thomsen : March 23rd, 2020-12:59
And I don’t think the dial suffers. But that becomes a more individual matter maybe.
Subdials don’t seem cramping up in the middle

I have the same feeling than you, about the dial / movement size. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2020-14:26
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Watches from the brand i look to discover

 By: Weems@8 : March 21st, 2020-15:36
About the Montblanc you post.
It is a chronograph.
The back is just, ........crazy f top.

Montblanc stole my heart for a month, and i gone into Minerva and its history.
Two brothers had a factory in 1858, and that was in Villeret.

Montblanc use the minerva history, and they integrate it.
In my opinion this is better than purchase Eta, Selita, or other movements.
But in watch history, you know, much of the watch makers purchase different parts from specialists. In house was not common. Even VC bought parts, and put in on, and made a watch. So otherwise it is not a shame a watch brand buy movements from other manufacturers.
But it look chique, and exquise to be independent and do everything in house.
The benefit a watch brand doing much in house is, that they invent more, and they give watches more charm and originality.

Thanks for your comments Weems

 By: jlc.thomsen : March 21st, 2020-16:20
Yeah the 13 21 is epic watchmaking. Up there with all the best manufactures no doubt and regardless of who owns who. They own the villeret Manufacture 100% so it is definitely in house.
Ideally I would have loved to see the Minerva logo on the front too-maybe some day!!

+1, I love the Minerva brand more than Montblanc [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : March 21st, 2020-16:45
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 By: jlc.thomsen : March 21st, 2020-23:27
Me too


 By: Weems@8 : March 21st, 2020-23:40
It is the watches for a collection.

I saved a few Minerva watches, but also some Montblanc models.

The Montblanc watches are easy to get, but with the hobby it is the sport to find Minerva watches.

How much agree is there posible

 By: Weems@8 : March 21st, 2020-23:30
Totally tru.

That mythical Minerva brand is far far more special then Montblanc.


 By: Weems@8 : March 21st, 2020-23:27
That movement is a beautiful chronograph movement.
The Minerva characters engraves, the pientere arrow.

Having a Montblanc watch for the Minerva heritage inside.
And it is all about Minerva.

Richemont did a great job, so Minerva lives on.

Not bad at all! The tobacco dial is eye catching. So is this Cal 13.21. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 22nd, 2020-15:12
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What's not to like!

 By: JLG22 : April 5th, 2020-05:47
Underrated brand that pays the price of first being a pen and leather artisan. One thing I like to do is to replace thevbrand logo by another to see if this changes my appreciation for the watch. Unfortunately and like every human it does. The brand name and the connotation and prestige of a brand play a lot in our appreciation of a watch. Some watches would gain immediate acclaim if you replaced their logo with patek or Lange or AP.


 By: jlc.thomsen : April 5th, 2020-12:21
Yeah. They do respect the heritage. The Minerva workshops were left untouched and are still very much in use. And the Minerva logo can be found on the back side of these great pieces. they are priced reasonably for the level of horology you get. So yes! What’s not to like?