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Montblanc: your problem in understanding and appreciating the brand is

that you have not researched properly. Montblanc as a trademark was established in 1910 - that is a lot of heritage. Moreover, they produce fountain pens (and very seldom ballpoints). And about 10 pens per year are sold at >1.5 million Euros and are highly sought by collectors. Regular pieces in pre
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By: penfriend
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Montblanc: Congratulations on your choice!

And I have fallen several times for the same logic: superb movements, limited production run and a well-known brand. More to that I appreciate that the Minerva inspired dials look so different. Regarding your point with the smoothness of the hand winding caliber: I have got the calibers 13.21, 16.29
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By: penfriend
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Montblanc: I love that package!

Still waiting for my Retour Seconde LE8 from that collection to arrive - it has got the same box and papers.
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By: penfriend
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Montblanc: 4810 Orbis Terrarum - Hamburg Edition

I just love to wear this watch due to its color scheme and the blue strap. This is the so called Hamburg edition, limited to 10 pieces and made for the grand opening of the concert hall (Elbphilharmonie, a panorama picture attached for all interested) in 2017. You can recognize this LE due to the re
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Montblanc: here it is :-)

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By: penfriend
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Montblanc: Very nice roundup!

What keeps you from purchasing it?
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By: penfriend
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Montblanc: That is a tough comparison with the steel LE100 blue mono pusher

To my mind that watch was priced much too low at 24.000 Euros. And in case that would be the benchmark, any other offering of the brand must be too expensive - just think of the green LE100 chronograph at 28.000 Euro which also sold out within one year.
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By: penfriend
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Montblanc: But the MB 62.00...

is a very nice caliber that will be hard to find at this price level anywhere else. And it has been sold in the pre-Montblanc area (although not finished this nicely) and in the early Montblanc years at much higher price levels (with also IMHO much nicer cases and dials but that is as always persona
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