|Famous for||The makers of iconic pens have put ninety years of timeless design and craftsmanship into a collection of fine watches|
Montblanc started ninety years ago when an engineer, a banker and a stationer collaborated in Hamburg to create one of the first and most iconic fountain pens, the “Montblanc Meisterstück”.
When Dunhill acquired the company in the 1980s, the brand entered the world of horology and established two watchmaking workshops in Switzerland with some aplomb. Le Locle is one of only a handful of manufacturers capable of creating its own movements, such as the famous MBR100/200 calibre of its emblematic “Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph”. The second site at Villeret is one of the few remaining manufactures to offer the art of ‘haute horlogerie’, producing extremely small numbers of exceptional timepieces that both respect and renew the proud tradition of Swiss watchmaking. The timepiece featured is the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar.
Montblanc has a long association and commitment to art and design, and established the Montblanc Cultural Foundation in 1992, offering visitors the chance to experience life inside the luxury goods house.
Did You Know? Montblanc launched the ‘Montblanc De La Culture Arts Patronage Award’ in 1992, which commemorates unsung artists dedicated to the advancing the sector; winners include Andrew Lloyd Webber and Quincy Jones.
Brand Friends: Hugh Jackman was appointed Montblanc’s Brand Ambassador for 2014. Montblanc International CEO Jérôme Lambert commented: “He represents all the attributes of the Montblanc brand: elegant, talented, pioneering and committed to the arts.”