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21 June, 2021
The Montblanc company is based in Hamburg, Germany, and initially gained recognition for its elegant writing instruments. The company was founded in 1906 and didn’t start making timepieces until much later in 1997.
In 2006, the Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A purchased the legendary movement manufacture Minerva (that had been making exceptional watch movements since 1858) and put it to the service of Montblanc’s exceptional pieces. Today, over 20 years later, the watchmaking division now counts a number of important collections, including the Star Legacy, TimeWalker, 1858, Montblanc Heritage, and Bohème. Montblanc timepieces are particularly appreciated for their excellent value for money.
Five interesting facts about Montblanc
The brand’s 4810 Collection is named after the height (in meters) of the Mont-Blanc mountain.
Montblanc also makes a connected watch called the Summit.
Montblanc has its own exploding star guilloché motif that is in the shape of the star found on the top of the famous Meisterstuck writing instruments (which is itself patterned after the snow on top of the Mont-Blanc).
Montblanc creates special collections to support UNICEF.
Famous people spotted wearing Montblanc include Hugh Jackman, Brie Larson, Steve Coogan, Chris Hemsworth, Channing Tatum, Rami Malek, Jason Cohen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, among others.
Brand ID Card
Established: 1906 Company status : Public limited company of the Richemont group Senior Management: Nicolas Baretzki, CEO Number of employees: 3,300 Flagship collections:
– Star Legacy
– Bohème Bestseller: 1858 Retail prices in USD: From USD 1,800 to 227,000 Annual production: Undisclosed