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Montblanc 1858 Manual Small Second

The problem of choice

Montblanc has looked to its back catalogue and successfully styled the 1858 Manual Small Second timepiece, judiciously imbuing it with an agreeable dose of vintage appeal. In particular, the hand-wound movement exhibits a traditional design and, in so doing, evinces a splendid honesty Angus Davies finds most becoming. However, with a number of model variants, choosing the ideal version of the watch becomes a time-consuming problem.

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Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed Chronograph e-Strap

Very smart

The “smart watch” is a huge talking point within the watch industry at present and numerous brands are trying to be at the forefront of this new chapter in the history of watchmaking. Angus Davies discusses smart watches at length and explains why he thinks Montblanc has probably come up with the perfect solution, the “e-strap”.

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Montblanc, 90 years at the summit

Angus Davies, a Montblanc customer, waxes lyrical about the luxury brand which this year celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Meisterstück 149 fountain pen. The snow-capped logo now adorns not only fine writing instruments, but a range of leather goods, men’s jewellery and, most notably for this self-confessed watch addict, timepieces.

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Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours

Looking back at a horological gem from 2013

Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours, a column-wheel chronograph with monopusher. This stunning watch includes a very interesting hour display incorporating an ingenious day/night indication. 

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