The Montblanc watchmaking story began in 1858, when Charles-Yvan Robert founded his workshop in Villeret, Switzerland.
By the 1880s, the manufacture had built a solid reputation for innovation with pocket watches that were wound with the crown, leaving traditional winding keys behind.
It began with a line of monopusher chronographs, culminating in 1916 with the production of a stopwatch accurate to hundredth of a second. Just a few years later Minerva invented the calibre 13.20.
Today, Montblanc timepieces continue the journey of Minerva’s over 160-year legacy in four fine watchmaking explorations: Star Legacy, 1858, Bohème and Heritage.