Watch Education: Understanding the Chronograph

Chronograph watches are great summer timepieces – as they can time all of those outdoor activities you indulge in – swimming, jogging, rowing, and more. Here, we try to outline the basics (entire books have been written about chronographs) about what exactly a chronograph watch is and how it functions. Essentially, a chronograph is a…

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Inside Montblanc’s Minerva Workshops in Villeret — Hand Crafting Watches

Montblanc Minerva workshops in Villeret

Recently, in Switzerland, we had the opportunity to take a private tour of the small, exclusive Montblanc watch factory in Villeret that began as Minerva. Here, every single piece of every single watch movement (except the base plate) is made by hand, polished by hand and assembled by hand. Even the hairsprings are made in-house.…

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Watch Education: What Exactly is a Chronograph

Chronograph watches — we write about them all the time. Lately, though, with the holidays on us and some watch lovers looking to buy watches as gifts, we had a lot of interested readers asking questions about chronographs. Here, we try to outline the basics about what exactly a chronograph watch is and how it…

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