What Does It Mean For A Watch To Be Swiss-Made

Swiss-made Minerva movement

Today, watches are made in many countries around the world, but the standard to which most collectors aspire is for a Swiss-made watch. Switzerland has been building mechanical watches for centuries, and many top master watchmakers have handed down their knowledge and expertise from generation to generation. The Swiss brands are known for their impeccable…

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A Closer Look At The Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Limited Edition 200 Watch

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph LE 200

Before word got out that the chronograph was actually invented by Louis Moinet, it was widely believed that Nicolas Rieussec invented the chronograph in 1821. In fact, Rieussec invented what is referred to as the “time writer” — an inking chronograph. Essentially, two dial disks were put in place in a box and were connected…

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Introducing The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Watch

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins watch

With the second digital edition of Watches & Wonders Geneva on the horizon (beginning April 7, 2021), Montblanc is starting to raise the curtain, unveiling a few new timepieces this month. The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100 watch is the first of several impressive pieces in the lineup. This particular watch recalls…

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Montblanc Goes Exploring With Mountain Climber Reinhold Messner

montblanc reinhold messner

  It was two years ago in 2018 that Swiss watch brand Montblanc introduced its first 1858 Geosphere watch, with northern and southern hemispheres on the dial. In fact, the brand unveiled a host of watches that year geared toward those who love the great outdoors, and has continued in that domain. Now, Montblanc partners…

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Montblanc Unveils New Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum Watches

Montblanc is a master at interpreting and displaying watch information on its dials in a beautiful and informative manner. The newest Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum watches are no exception. The two new Montblanc Orbis Terrarum watches (originally launched in 2014) continue to boast a sophisticated world time complication – but feature totally re-designed dials. The…

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Hands On With The New Montblanc 1858 Geosphere

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere blue

A couple of years ago, I had the good fortune of joining Montblanc in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the brand introduced a host of new products. Among them: the Geosphere world time watch.  It was one of the most beautiful affordable watches I had seen in a while, and with a highly practical function. Since…

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