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Montblanc Villeret Grand Chronograph Grand Feu Enamel blue dial - NWA

 
 By: penfriend : February 9th, 2021-11:24
I am so happy that my Montblanc Villeret Grand Chronograph LE 1/1 finally arrived. This watch is a piece unique with a blue Grand Feu enamel dial sitting in a platinum case and being driven by the Minerva caliber 16.29 which you can admire after opening the officers lid. The monopusher in 47 mm was built 67 times: 58 pieces in RG, 8 pieces in WG and 1 piece in PT. This watch was showcased by Montblanc on many events and fairs and now I have been so lucky to finally being able to get it allocated.

It is very heavy and pretty large but not too large for me. The case itself is nicely shaped like a neck-protection of a knights armor. And the blue enamel dial shows beautiful variations from strong blue to dark blue and light blue as only enamel can do - I have not seen a more beautiful blue dial up to now.

There exist several in-depth reviews of this Montblanc Villeret Grand Chronograph on WPS so I won’t go into further detail but let the pictures of my new arrival speak. Thanks for looking!




















Amazing! Congratulations and wear it in the best of health!

 
 By: BigFatPauli : February 9th, 2021-11:49
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Thank you - I will wear it pretty often I guess :-)

 
 By: penfriend : February 9th, 2021-14:38
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What an incredible piece - congratulations!

 
 By: als1678 : February 9th, 2021-11:54
Love the blue of the dial, very unique.

It is indeed very special, thank you

 
 By: penfriend : February 9th, 2021-14:39
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I own a cousin which I really like :)

 
 By: als1678 : February 9th, 2021-14:49




how cool - i have got your sibling!

 
 By: penfriend : February 9th, 2021-23:08
but I never saw your version in the metal - stunning picture



Hmmm another marvel, but the watch from your OP is a step above.

 
 By: amanico : February 10th, 2021-02:50
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both are so different

 
 By: penfriend : February 10th, 2021-03:03
one is very sporty and the other is .... I am missing an adjective (maybe perfect for all occasions except diving)

;)

 
 By: amanico : February 10th, 2021-03:04
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Another uber cool one! Hard to match your unique piece, but I find those snail dials very charming.

 
 By: als1678 : February 10th, 2021-18:16
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yes, snail dials are very special - especially when done on enamel ground

 
 By: penfriend : February 10th, 2021-23:51
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+1!

 
 By: amanico : February 10th, 2021-23:56
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That's a fabulous piece

 
 By: donizetti : February 9th, 2021-12:01
huge congratulations. I love the dial, what a color. Enjoy it to the max,
best
Andreas

Pure joy for many years to come, thx!

 
 By: penfriend : February 9th, 2021-14:39
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I thought i saw every watch

 
 By: Weems@8 : February 9th, 2021-12:38
and surprised the watch you come up with.


Certainly an unique Peace, a chronograph which i like more than a standard two pushers and a crown.

Great to see members with the target to get a big 45 plus millimeter Swiss time keeper.
I am also fan of very oversized Swiss luxury watches.
It wears strange, but it is a pocket watch with a strap for the wrist and a sweet collectable.

thank you weems - it wears very well on my wrist and yes, size is close to a pocket watch ;-)

 
 By: penfriend : February 9th, 2021-14:41
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This is an incredible and very special piece.

 
 By: patrick_y : February 9th, 2021-12:46
You're lucky you can wear the 47mm case!  If I had a bigger wrist, this would be the best watch for it! 

Thank you, large hands are good for wearing big watches but not so good for repairing them ;-)

 
 By: penfriend : February 9th, 2021-14:43
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It’s gorgeous inside and out. Top notch movement. Unique 1/1 LE. Beautiful blue enamel. Life is perfect. Congratulations. Wear in best of health.

 
 By: KL670 : February 9th, 2021-18:14
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Thanks for your kind appreciation

 
 By: penfriend : February 9th, 2021-23:09
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What can I say? This is a pure marvel. And not only the case, case back, movement or dial, but the WHOLE watch. One of the best, if not THE best MB Villeret Chrono. And cherry on the cake... In platinum!

 
 By: amanico : February 10th, 2021-02:30
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Thank you, Nico :-) You sum it up perfectly

 
 By: penfriend : February 10th, 2021-03:00
Indeed it is imho the most impressive watch I have ever seen. Within the Montblanc Minerva collection (and with other brands) there are more complicated pieces so initially I was unsure to spend this many bucks on a simple Chrono. On the other side this is the most beautiful dial I have seen and can imagine. The movement is superbly finished, the case design is so unique and it is platinum. So the whole of it was to me more important than a complication like 1/1000 stop watch, bi-tourbillon or mysterious hands. And not to forget: being the happy one to get it allocated at all. You will love it being a fan of blue dials and platinum cases.

I can't wait to see it... In the metal!

 
 By: amanico : February 10th, 2021-03:01
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when we can travel again this will happen as "cars & calibers"

 
 By: penfriend : February 10th, 2021-03:06
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+++1. with great pleasure.

 
 By: amanico : February 10th, 2021-03:21
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WOW! Big congrats my friend!

 
 By: singingbee : February 12th, 2021-03:42
This looks to be the grail of the Montblanc Villeret collection. Gorgeous!

Wears it in the best of health!

it sure is grail worthy - thank you

 
 By: penfriend : February 12th, 2021-04:19
and the enamel is not only Grand Feu but also Grand Feu champleve (through this technique it becomes more 3-dimensional). Compared to my black enamel chronograph you can see it by eyes but I don't have the camera to make it obvious in pictures.



Hmmm, what a pleasure for the eyes!

 
 By: amanico : February 12th, 2021-04:45
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Please please please post more pictures, especially the enamel comparison. We’re all drooling all over your new acquisition.

 
 By: KL670 : February 12th, 2021-07:04
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