Montblanc is a company known for its remarkable writing instruments. It has been producing watches since 1996, but it has come a long way in a short period of time and has developed a number of different product lines (such as the Montblanc 1858 watch collection and Montblanc heritage series ), and it is also excellent in the field of watchmaking.
Montblanc has two watchmaking factories, about 40 minutes away by car. About two hours from Geneva by car, you will arrive at the Le Roque watch factory in the Jura Mountains. The watch factory has two buildings. The famous “white hexagonal star” is particularly eye-catching. Montblanc was founded in Germany in 1906. Its headquarters are also located in Hamburg (where writing instruments are produced), while watchmaking and leather goods production are respectively deployed in Switzerland and Italy.
Montblanc’s development team of Le Locle watchmaking factory consists of two project leaders and two constructors. It takes an average of one year to develop a new series. Sometimes, individual designs undergo more than 150 adjustments before they are finally delivered to production.
The watchmaker’s device with differently colored handles is used to apply precisely controlled pressure to the hands to secure it to the movement. Each movement requires a different, specific pressure, which the watchmaker can monitor via the computer screen(please note the USB cable).
Montblanc movements must be assembled and adjusted before they can be disassembled, cleaned and reassembled. After completing this process and the performance of the assembled watch is satisfactory, these timepieces need to undergo various tests within 500 hours and pass various inspections before they can be sold.
A set of Montblanc watches are waiting to be tested. This electronic instrument can hold 10 watches at a time, and can simulate the different orientations of the watch. Under these conditions, the accuracy of the movement is tested. If the watch passes the test, the process is repeated after 24 hours and then the watch’s power reserve is tested. If the test fails in different directions, the watch must be readjusted and tested.
The card that accompanies a Montblanc 1858 series watch will provide purchasers with original technical information, such as the series name, movement type, serial number, case number, and more.
The assembly of the chronograph watch takes an average of 2 days, and the most complicated chronograph can take up to 8 weeks. How refined is this watch? The watchmaker must polish the parts that need to be mirror-finished until not only they can’t feel it, but also they can’t hear any scratches.