Today, I feature the Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe Watch.
A few of us were invited to a Montblanc Boutique at Mandarin Gallery some while ago to view some of the collection and I was very much taken by this particular piece. The Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe Watch.
This version in red gold comes with a black enamel dial - beautifully executed and a very attractive timepiece. And the size - a very wearable 39mm unlike many other in the Villeret range which is far to big for the Asian wrist at 44mm and above. Perhaps it is also the size of the movement that dictates the case. I can't stand a brand that puts small movement into large cases to go with the trend of watches above 44mm.
The Villeret collection as I understand uses the Minerva movements of old - Richemont now owns the Minerva company and used the movements for the high-end Villeret collection. Signed Minerva and Villeret on the bridge, the movement is also another beauty in column wheel chronographs.
Watch also comes with a white gold version but this one I like more. I love the rose gold black dial combo.
P.S. (Nov2015) - I recently acquired the Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe featured above (rose gold black dial) and realised that I had the wrong movement mentioned in this article. The Vintage Pulsographe features a Minerva movement and is called the Calibre M13-21 whereas the case back in the picture above is the Calibre 16-29. Apologies for the confusion.