Foreword by Franco Cologni, Author Gisbert Brunner and Reinhard Meis and Laurence Marti
Minerva-Montblanc embodies a rich heritage and produces original, beautiful, and luxurious timepieces. The Minerva watch manufacture, established in 1858, produces fine handmade watches in a time-honored fashion. A forward-looking brand, it encourages new and modern tools and production while maintaining the spirit of a small company. In 2007, Minerva joined forces with renowned fountain pen producer Montblanc and created the Minerva Institute for Research in Fine Watchmaking to safeguard the company’s savoir faire and craftsmanship. Reviving the most sophisticated tradition of Swiss watchmaking, the company’s legendary models include the two single-button chronographs of the Villeret 1858 Collection and the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec-the first Montblanc movement entirely conceived in the manufacture’s workshops.
About The Author
Gisbert Brunner is an eminent watchmaking specialist and the author of Wristwatches. Laurence Marti is the author of a book on Longines. Reinhard Meis is a watch collector and author of a book on the A. Lange & Sohne manufacture. Franco Cologni is the author of The Secrets of Vacheron Constantin and Jaeger-LeCoultre.