Event Recap: Sharing the Passion for Fine Watchmaking with Montblanc

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Last week we organized a very special evening, together with our friends of Montblanc. The evening was dedicated to ‘Sharing the passion for Fine Watchmaking’ and took place in the Montblanc boutique in Amsterdam. The main stars that evening were five of the magnificent creations from the Montblanc manufacture in Villeret.

Montblanc’s manufacture in Villeret is to experts and knowledgeable collectors also known as the former Minerva manufacture. That means magnificently hand-finished bridges, levers, cams and plates, that are characteristic for the iconic chronograph movements and other calibres. The stunning creations from the Villeret manufacture are rare, maybe not as rare as the Heuer Autavia with prototype orange dial that we showed you yesterday, but rare enough to clear your schedule for an evening and visit the Montblanc boutique.

Some of the timepieces from Montblanc's Collection Villeret 1858
Some of the timepieces from Montblanc’s Collection Villeret 1858

And that is exactly what many of Monochrome’s readers did. It was great to see so many of you come to the Sharing the passion event, and I thoroughly enjoyed talking to you, and sharing the passion for fine watchmaking. According to the reactions I heard during the evening, or received afterwards, it’s safe to say that everyone had a great evening. Let’s just say, we should do this more often.

Montblanc gave away a 2-watch pouch to one lucky winner (there was a raffle) and for the person who named all six watches by their full name (check here) there was a copy of the book Writing Time. So besides a nice goodie bag, some guests went home with something extra. I’d like to thank everyone who joined us last week in the Montblanc boutique in Amsterdam!

Photo credits: Alexander Sporre

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