Luxury Watches Under the Microscope – Montblanc Timepieces for Men


Montblanc watches may not be the first name to spring to mind when you think of luxury Swiss timepieces but they will probably be one of the surprise packages for 2013 because they are fast becoming one of the most respected and eye-catching watchmakers on the planet.

By no means a newcomer to the world of luxury timepieces, Montblanc have been in existence for over 100 years, since their founding in 1906 in the Swiss town of Le Locle. They haven’t been resting on their laurels during this century of watchmaking – no, they’ve consistently adapted and revolutionised their watch crafting techniques and are now producing some of the most visually impressive and luxurious timepieces on the market…

…let’s take a look at some of their best:

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Montblanc Star World Timer WatchPrice £3,300 ($6,000) Approx.

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Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec WatchPrice £8,500 ($13,500) Approx.

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Montblanc Star Chronograph WatchPrice £3,000 ($5,000) Approx.

Montblanc are one of the most traditional watchmakers out there and have been painstakingly crafting the sort of luxury timepieces that impress and demand you attention for well over 100 years, from their base deep in the Jura Mountains. The Swiss watchmakers are famed for the precision and highly intricate mechanics of their luxury watches and this is something that is particularly true of their later pieces – such as the eye-catching watches pictured above.

If you’re after a mid-range luxury watch, you certainly won’t go too far wrong with Montblanc, who boast some incredibly impressive collections – such as their Timewalker, Nicolas Rieussec and Star series of timepieces. Typically ranging in price from between £2,000 and £5,000, which makes them one of the most affordable luxury Swiss watches on the market, you’ll find it impossible not be wowed by the visual appeal and luxury which oozes from all Montblanc watches for men.

Needless to say, the likes of Rolex, Breitling and TAG Heuer are probably the first names to spring to mind when you think of the best luxury Swiss watch brands but such is the quality of manufacture and dedication to thinking outside of the box of Montblanc watches, that they can certainly be mentioned in the same breath as their illustrious Swiss counterparts. You have to give credit to the likes of Montblanc who are continually striving to evolve the watchmaking process and 2013 is set to be a year where they’re really find themselves thrust into the mainstream of the luxury watch market – and they’ll definitely be in good company.

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