Introducing the Montblanc Metamorphosis II, A Theatrical Performance on the Wrist — To Be Officially Unveiled at Watches & Wonders Exhibition

Starting Monday in Hong Kong the worlds’ second annual Watches & Wonders Exhibition is taking place with top Swiss brands unveiling – well – top watches and extreme wonders that will have aficionados chomping at the bit. One such timepiece is the all-new Montblanc Metamorphosis II. The complex watch houses one of the most complicated…

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Jerome Lambert, CEO, Montblanc Watches, Raises the Bar Adding Complications and Women’s Watches

It was only about a year and a half ago that Jerome Lambert – then fierce-leader at Jaeger-LeCoultre – took over the helm of Montblanc. (You can read a Q&A from that appointment here). The brand, with a rich heritage in writing instruments and then timepieces, was ripe for the reshaping – something I knew Lambert…

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Behind the Scenes in the Villeret Custom Watch Division of Montblanc

In the sleepy little Swiss village of Villeret lives a quiet giant. Not big in numbers, but big in abilities. The giant is Montblanc’s Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie. Within the walls of this all-important historic building, the Montblanc Villeret collection of exclusive timepieces is all handmade as though in yesteryear. We wrote…

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A moment in Time with Jerome Lambert CEO Montblanc International

About a month ago, we started a new series of interviews with new brand CEOs. In this vein, we recently interviewed new international CEO of Montblanc, Jerome Lambert. Lambert spent 15 years at the helm of Jaeger-LeCoutlre (and held top spot before that for a few years at A. Lange& Sohne).  Recently, he staked claim…

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Hands On with the Montblanc ExoTourbillon Rattrapante

A couple of nights ago in New York City, Montblanc celebrated the opening of its Madison Avenue Boutique – with a star-studded guest roster and outstanding product. Leading the event was the recently appointed global CEO, Jerome Lambert, and Montblanc North America President and CEO, Jan-Patrick Schmitz. One of the real stars of the show…

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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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