Frankly I always thought MontBlanc was a luxury fountain pens maker.
I’m not ashamed not knowing the Swiss merchant also excel in fine watchmaking. After all there is few chances that I’ll see one on somebody hand: each year it’s only few hundreds of their extraordinary timepieces that leave MontBlanc Le Locle and Villeret manufactures.
I have to admit the video MontBlanc presented for Le Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2010 at Genève is engaging at every level.
However I didn’t like the speech of the Metamorphosis designers. It look right to me to see them climbing on their watch. Looks childish for such luxury timepiece.
So I’ve made a “short cut” with only the mechanical parts and without them
Here the full version:
MontBlanc Timewriter 1 – Metapmorphosis watch
Timewriter 1 – Metapmorphosis 2010 with MBM16.29 calibre
18K white gold – 28 pieces
Price: something like €195,000 / $265,000 / £176,000
Designed by Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin at L’Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie. The Metamorphosis is the most complex watch MontBlanc ever produced. You’re certainly not going to see a replica very soon
MontBlanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph
Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph 2010 with new calibre MBR120 (silicon escapement)
18K red gold – 25 pieces
Nicolas Rieussec invented the chronograph in 1822. A chronograph is not a chronometer. It needs to be certified by Le Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) first.
MontBlanc Exotourbillon Chronograph
This watch belongs to the Minerva Villeret 1858 collection. The most exclusive brand of MontBlanc.
Aurora laser concept watch
Designed by Jihun Yeom, this watch just rock more than anything else.
“It has a laser! Do you understand? A laser!!” said Rick very excited about it.