My goal for 2022 was to consolidate and get a JLC Duometre Chronograph

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-08:14
I have sold 3 watches in 2022 with one more to go. I almost pulled the trigger a few weeks ago on a Duometre in rose gold. Then I came across this and I just couldn’t resist. It’s really an unplanned purchase but I feel given its rarity I won’t have another opportunity anytime soon if I missed this one. Now I just need to find a Duometre in 2023.

My first and only Montblanc watch that I never thought I would get

Some gratuitous wrist shot

And some pictures of the back

you wear it well - congratulations on this rare and beautiful piece

 By: penfriend : January 12th, 2023-08:28
beautiful pics also

Thank you!

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-16:01

Wonderful watch

 By: dedestexhes : January 12th, 2023-08:41
Didn’t know this iteration, I see it was/is a limited edition.
Can you share a bit more info?


Thanks! it's the first generation of 1858 Rattrapante, in bronze, 44mm.

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-16:03
Here is a good review of this watch online when it was released in 2019


 By: dedestexhes : January 12th, 2023-16:56


 By: RayStantzPhD : January 12th, 2023-09:47
And I totally get it, would be a brutal(ly nice) choice for me too... Duomètre or MB Ratrappante.. pffff just wow smile

Cheers, Alex P. S. Nico will probably say, one must own both biggrin yeah right!

Thank you! I am hoping eventually I will have both.

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-21:37

Yes, right, totally right! ;)

 By: amanico : January 12th, 2023-21:46

Fantastic purchase. Sometimes we have to act on impuls. Enjoy!

 By: LarsG : January 12th, 2023-10:28

Thank you. To be frank very often my impulse buy proves to be incorrect but I think i made the right choice here

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-21:38

Congratulations well done. That movement is to die for! Fits you well.🥂

 By: ZSHSZ : January 12th, 2023-10:44


 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-21:38

Congrats on this first version of the 1858 Split Seconds. Super catch!

 By: amanico : January 12th, 2023-11:31

Thanks. I actually didn't even know about the fancier line of watches from Montblanc until I first learned about them from this forum

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-21:40

Enjoy, it is a great watch which is also in my list.

 By: amanico : January 12th, 2023-21:45

Never saw this before. Very impressive.

 By: ArmisT : January 12th, 2023-13:24
What material is the case?  

This is the first gen of 1858 Rattrapante in bronze.

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-16:10
I never owned a watch with bronze case before so this is the first one.

Congratulations! Such a beautiful movement, how do the pushers feel?

 By: westrop : January 12th, 2023-18:59

Thanks. They feel quite good. Positive click that you can feel and hear each time, but not too hard like Moonwatch with 1861 or ETA 7750 based chronos

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-21:42

Congratulations. Top piece. Well done.

 By: aWtchslvr : January 12th, 2023-19:07

Wow! Super congrats!

 By: patrick_y : January 12th, 2023-19:37
Where is this?  Park City?  The scenery is beautiful!  And what a beautiful watch!  The Duometre is hard to beat, but this Villeret is just amazing!  I mean wow!  Just wow!  This is a real watch lover's watch!  Excellent choice!  You definitely made a great decision!  

Thank you! Locale is Big Sky, Montana. That’s Lone Mountain in the background.

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-21:53
Beautiful place.

Wow, superb!!! What a place!

 By: amanico : January 12th, 2023-22:00


 By: patrick_y : January 13th, 2023-00:24
Now I see why all the movie stars are moving to Montana. When you see that... I want to go to Montana too now!

Love this bronze ratrrapante

 By: TeutonicCarFan : January 12th, 2023-20:03
Very cool piece I have been picking up some older villeret releases as new they are basically gone. NyC boutique been helpful here. Enjoy!

Thank you, and I learned a lot about their watches from your postings here so I partially blame you for me spending money on this one :)

 By: loujo : January 12th, 2023-21:56

Congrats, amazing watch and beautiful movement

 By: Watchonthewrists : January 13th, 2023-08:01

You did everything right!

 By: MTR : January 14th, 2023-00:59
What a watch!

And this delicious movement…

Many congrats,