The DNA of a MontBlanc watch will depend on its creator. Every component of the watch is designed to work flawlessly together, connecting with the soul and the mind of the wearer. The watchmaker will assemble each individual component by hand. His story, his passion and his beliefs are bevelled into the very angles of his creation. The practice of watch making at MontBlanc can take up to 300 painstaking hours. By perfecting the balance of every element used within its design, the watch can operate effortlessly on the wrist – a pure breathtaking work of fine art.
MontBlanc watches are manufactured 1000 metres above sea level in a factory nestled within the beautiful Jura mountains. Le Locle has been the birth home to some of the most successful Swiss watchmakers for centuries. No other place in the world would be a more fitting location for MontBlanc to continue their fascinating legacy. Master watchmakers here, are dedicated to preserving traditional Swiss watchmaking. The disciplined method of enamelling for example, is one fine skill that requires a meticulous hand and hours of patience to transform what was once a blank canvas, into a pure work of art. Precious gems are incorporated into some of the finest MontBlanc watches, a skill that only a dedicated jeweller is capable of performing. Sparkling treasures of time are created, fused with perfectly sculpted cases and comfortably fitting bracelets.
It is over the past decade that MontBlanc watches have really excelled in popularity. The designs offer the everyday gentleman something unique, personal and highly practical. In 2008, the first in-house movement by MontBlanc was integrated into the Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph – a timepiece that paid tribute to the brand’s chronograph founder. The MB R100 was a powerful engine that provided accuracy and precision with profound effortlessness. Two years later another MontBlanc innovation raised the bar for traditional Swiss watchmaking standards. The Metamorphosis transformed one watch face into another, in a way that had never been seen before. Involving 50 different components working in synchronisation - the technical invention involved a highly complex process that gained MontBlanc even more respect for their boundless achievements. In 2015 equestrian champion, producer and writer, Charlotte Casiraghi became the global ambassador for MontBlanc watches.
Some of our most popular collections at Berry’s include the MontBlanc Star watches, finished on classic black leather straps for a sophisticated look, and the MontBlanc Boheme – a style that often uses blue steeled central hands as a distinct characteristic. Similar in style and matched in quality of course, are the MontBlanc Tradition watches, which offer the same clarity on their dial, enhanced by Roman numeral indexes and beautiful sapphire crystal glass fronts. MontBlanc Heritage watches offer a contemporary style using silver tones and polished bezels to draw focus to their stark, legible dials. Whilst the stunning MontBlanc Timewalker watches demonstrate a rather futuristic design with their bold dials and chiselled angular dials, the MontBlanc 1858 range also offers a modern take on time reading, with their dramatic black dials and chunky Arabic numerals.