We caught up with Montblanc's resident expert watchmaker to get the low-down on everything from tourbillons and chronographs, to design and craftsmanship
Buying a watch is a big deal – a rite of passage, a statement. But when it comes to selecting the perfect piece of wrist candy, the choices are vast and decisions aplenty. To cut through the jargon, sales spiel, and being blinded by bling, we spoke to Montblanc’s master craftsman, Julien Miribel, to get the low-down on what really matters when making your next watch purchase. Don’t know a chronograph from a tourbillon? Fret not! Take it from Julien, buying a watch isn’t nearly as complicated as it seems; there are really only three things you need to take into consideration. Happy shopping!
Buying a watch is a reflection of personal style and taste. Too blingy, and you’ll risk being part of the poor taste brigade. Too big, too small, too complicated; the watch struggle is real! Always choose something that naturally reflects your individual taste and style. Something clean, elegant, and simple will always be timeless (excuse the pun!), and you’ll be able to wear it, whatever the occasion.
Craftsmanship and mechanics
Like most things, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Craftsmanship, useful complications, chronographs, tourbillons; the more you add, the greater the price. But it’s important to buy a watch that you will use! If you don’t need 15 complications, don’t buy the watch.
Watches come at a variety of price points, so just make sure you’re paying for the quality of the watch and its mechanics, rather than a flashy name and bling. If you’re spending over the $5k mark, you should look out for expert craftsmanship, usable complications, and in-house movement.
Looking for some inspo for that next watch purchase? Feast your eyes on the latest Montblanc collection: it took two years to design, develop, and create, but we reckon it’s been worth the wait! Staying true to the Montblanc philosophy of unique innovation, bespoke craftsmanship, and great value, this collection is a corker. The movement used in each piece is entirely unique and patented to Montblanc. Get. On. Our. Wrists. Now.
This article is presented in partnership with Montblanc