The Montblanc brand can trace its roots back to 1906, when German banker Alfred Nehemias and Berlin engineer August Eberstein started producing simplicissimus pens. Their business was later taken over by Wilhelm Dziambor, Christian Lausen and Claus Johannes Voss, laying the foundations for the Montblanc company.
Dunhill Holding bought a major stake in the company in the 1980s. In 1993, Dunhill Holding was acquired by the Vendôme Luxury Group, which ultimately became the Richemont Group.
After branching out from pens to produce jewellery, perfumes and leather goods, Montblanc Montre SA was established in Le Locle, Switzerland, in 1997 and presented its first timepiece, the Meisterstück.
In 2008 the brand presented its first in-house calibre, the MB R100, paying tribute to Nicolas Rieussec, the inventor of the chronograph. Alongside this high-end piece, the classic Montblanc Timewalker collection is one of the brand’s flagship lines.