Montblanc watchmaking started in 1997 and is built on a unique set-up that brings two manufactures together, based in Le Locle and in Villeret.
The Montblanc watchmaking story began in 1858 when Mr. Charles-Ivan Robert founded a watch workshop in the Saint-Imier valley. This marked the beginning of the historic Minerva era. Already during the end of the 19th century, Mr. Robert’s pocket watches started to gain some fame for their crown winding system. But the Minerva Manufacture’s most flourishing years brought them to be recognized as one of the 20’s Century leading specialists in professional watches (counters & chronographs) for measuring small intervals of time with high precision.
Today, Montblanc timepieces continue the journey of Minerva’s over 160-year legacy in four fine watchmaking explorations: the Montblanc Star Legacy, the Montblanc 1858, the Montblanc TimeWalker and the Montblanc Heritage product lines, all linking the past and the present through design, style and technical innovation.