A banker, an engineer and a stationer…those were the kinds of people who collaborated to form Montblanc. Montblanc International GmbH is a German company that manufactures writing instruments, jewelries, leather goods and watches. The brand is easily identified by its white star logo.
The company started out as the Simplo Filler Pen Company that produced high-end pens in Schanzen in Hamburg. It came out with the Rouge et Noir in 1909, followed by the Montblanc the following year. Its catchy and classy-sounding name convinced the company to make use of Montblanc as its new name. In 1924, Montblanc created top of the line pens that they christened as the Meisterstuck, or Masterpiece.
In 1997, Montblanc decided to venture into the creation of timepieces. After all, they already had the experience in manufacturing and marketing luxury items. While there were some apprehensions at the start from jaded watch experts, Montblanc persisted and solidified their intentions the following years by teaming up with the Swiss manufacturer called Minerva. Minerva has been in the timepiece business since 1858 and represents one of the best in traditional Swiss watchmaking.
Here now is a list of the top 10 most expensive Montblanc watches.
10. Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph Unisex Watch – $25,000
The Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph Watch has a black dial and bezel encrusted with diamonds that weigh 1.16 carats. Its case is made of 18k red gold and measures 43 millimeters in diameter. It has a chronograph feature and self-winding automatic movement. Its sapphire crystal is scratch-resistant. The strap is made of black leather alligator with tang buckle. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters and features luminescent rose gold tone hands and markers.
9. Montblanc Vintage Chronograph Watch – $52,260
The Montblanc Vintage Chronograph Watch measures 43.5 millimeters in diameter and 12.48 millimeters in thickness. It is wounded by hand and has Caliber MBM 16-29. The case is made of red gold and has a screwed-down, sapphire caseback. The display features blued steel hands. Features include a chronograph, 30-minute counter, small seconds, telemeter and tachymeter scales. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters. It also has a brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle.
8. Montblanc Star Lady Automatic Moonphase Diamonds Watch – $64,100
The Montblanc Star Lady Automatic Moonphase Diamonds Watch has a white mother of pearl diamond dial and a 36 millimeter-case made of polished 18k white gold and set with 104 baguette diamonds that weigh 1.8 carats. It has a moonphase feature and pointer date calendar. It also has self-winding automatic movement. It has scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, beige satin strap and solid gold tang buckle. It is water resistant up to 30 meters.
7. Montblanc Grand Chronographe Regulateur Watch – $100,500
The Montblanc Grand Chronographe Regulateur Watch has a white gold case with transparent caseback. It measures 47 millimeters in diameter and 16.42 millimeters in thickness. It also has a hinged dust cover and convex bezel. The watch is wounded by hand. It has hand-decorated circular graining, chronograph feature, 30-minute counter, small seconds, regulator, power reserve indicator, second time zone and day and night indicator. The glass is made of anti-reflective sapphire. It is water resistant up to 30 meters.
6. Montblanc Petales de Rose Motif Watch – $241,200
The Montblanc Petales de Rose Motif Watch comes in a white gold case with a caseback engraved with the monogram of Princess Grace and set with diamonds. It measures 34 millimeters in diameter and 10 millimeters in thickness. It is a quartz watch with rhodium, leaf-shaped hands. It has a quartz function and the dial is made of white mother of pearl. The round, silver dial is covered by a domed glass made of anti-reflective sapphire. The strap is also made of white gold and set with diamonds as well.
5. Montblanc Timewalker Metamorphosis Watch – $260.263
The Montblanc Timewalker Metamorphosis Watch features a regulator hour hand and retrograde minute hand. Only 29 pieces of this model were ever made. A slide can be pressed on the side of the teardrop case that would open up the dial and transform the watch into a chronograph. The hour regulator at 12 o’ clock will open up to reveal a chronograph hour register, while the date wheel at 6 o’ clock will show a minute counter.
4. Montblanc Exotourbillon Chronograph Watch – $274,700
The Montblanc Exotourbillon Chronograph Watch has a case made of white gold with a screwed down sapphire caseback and hinged dust cover. It measures 47 millimeters in diameter and 16.7 millimeters in thickness. The display has gold hands and chronograph-elapsed seconds. It has a tourbillon feature, chronograph function, 30-minute counter, small seconds, second time zone and day and night indicator. It is water-resistant up to a distance of 30 meters. The domed glass is made of sapphire and the strap is made of alligator leather with black pin buckle clasp.
3. Montblanc Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique Watch – $308,200
The Montblanc Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique Watch is made of white gold case that measures 47 millimeters in diameter and 15 millimeters in thickness. The crown has mother of pearl and the display has black metallic hands on sapphire discs. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters. It has a domed glass made of sapphire with anti-reflective coating. It also has black alligator leather strap with pin buckle clasp.
2. Montblanc Platinum Grand Tourbillon Heures Mysterieuses Watch – $365,750
The Montblanc Platinum Grand Tourbillon Heures Mysterieuses Watch has a platinum case that measures 47 millimeters in diameter and 14.4 millimeters in thickness. It is wounded by hand and the display is made of black metallic hands on sapphire discs. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters. It also has a gold dial and black alligator leather with pin buckle clasp. There are also slightly cheaper red gold and white gold versions.
1. Montblanc Regulateur Nautique Chronograph Watch – $388,600
The Montblanc Regulateur Nautique Chronograph Watch has a white gold case that measures 43.5 millimeters in diameter and 14.67 millimeters in thickness. It has gold hands display, while the chronograph hands are made of Pfinodal alloy. The case has a sapphire caseback. Other features include a double timezone, power reserve indicator, day and night indicator, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter, small seconds and regulator.