Montblanc Mysterious Time Tourbillon Watch
The mysterious time tourbillon watch that came out in 2009. The hand-engraved pure gold dial, the oversized tourbillon in the upper half and the mysterious timetable dial in the lower half are highlighted. The design and manual polishing of the tourbillon splint create a highly ornamental smooth curve. The mysterious dial uses two The sapphire crystal glass sheet sandwiches the hour and minute hands in the middle, and the glass sheet is rotated by the transmission gear. The case and movement are ingeniously designed into a smile shape, which also reduces the overall weight of the watch
In general, when we introduce a watchmaking company with a long history, we always follow the order of time, starting from the day of its rise, and counting its achievements. However, we also know in our hearts that the development of anything cannot be smooth. As Demetiro Cabiddu, technical director of the Minerva Institute for Advanced Watchmaking Technology, who is also a former shareholder of Minerva, said-he has experienced the best, the worst, the heyday and the worst. Before he joined Minerva, the established watchmaking company, founded in 1858 and without interruption in its career, had witnessed the rise and fall of generations.
The location of Minerva is in the heart of the Swiss clock and watch, the town of Villeret in the Jura Valley. Its predecessor was a family watchmaking company called H. & C.Robert. At that time, Swiss timepieces were in a rising period. Like most watch makers at the time, H. & C. Robert outsourced the production of movements, cases, dials and other parts. He was only responsible for Calibration, sanding and assembly of pocket watches. Although H. & C. Robert also won several awards at this stage, it is too insignificant compared to the future achievements of Minerva.
In 1887, the company registered the Minerva brand, and gradually transitioned from the original assembly plant to a professional watchmaking company with independent movement research and development capabilities and mastering all watchmaking processes. In 1902, Minerva produced its own movement. The successively introduced chronograph movements with column-wheel structure stand out with superior quality, imaginative layout, and exquisite decoration and polishing, and are recognized as the best in its class. Another highlight of the Minerva movement is its excellent recognition-the wonderful scissors-shaped chronograph splint and the lever with an arrow at the end have been used for 100 years. It is the product of a purely hand-made watch, and it now appears on the back of the Montblanc Villeret 1858 series.
In 1909, as one of the first watch movements in the world, Minerva witnessed the advent of the watch era at the beginning of the last century. At this time, Montblanc, which started as a writing instrument, has just begun to show its ambitions-both companies have found their own coordinates in their respective fields, but who can think that one day, the trajectories of the two will be staggered Too!
In 1929, the company officially changed its name to MINERVA SA. In 1935, Minerva changed hands, and two new owners, Charles Haussener and Jacques Pelot, respectively served as heads of movement production and head of R & D. While the Swiss watchmaking industry is gradually moving towards an industrialized production model, Minerva strives to maintain the original scale and production conditions, give full play to the technical advantages of watchmakers, and use low-volume, high-quality strategies in The movement market has firmly secured its place, while also defending the Swiss watch tradition.
From the 1950s to the beginning of the century, Minerva experienced the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ period of Swiss clocks. However, with the renaissance of the watch industry, the market space of Minerva has been further compressed. Originally, the business strategy of good wine is not afraid of the alleys. In this very commercial era, it seems that some are not convinced. It can’t be resolved by the advantages of technology and craftsmanship. Minerva has also tried to stop supplying external movements, and made every effort to build its own watch brand, but the plan eventually ran aground. In 2006, Minerva was selected by the Richemont Group and was included in its responsibility to develop top-quality movements. After that, there was this episode of Minerva and Montblanc.