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    My first column wheel chronograph - MB Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    It was more than one year ago at an amazing GTG when I first saw a beautiful pulsometer chronograph which belongs to a friend and fellow collector. It was love at first sight when I held the watch in my hands, 39mm WG case, Grand Feu enamel pulsometer dial, blued hands, red chronograph second hand and featuring a expertly hand finished column wheel Minerva chronograph movement from Villeret. It ticks every single boxes in my wishlist. However when I tried to find one, I realised that it is an extremely limited edition of 58 pieces and was released in 2013. Basically I couldn’t find any at the time and gave up on my search. However this charming piece has remained in a little corner of my mind since then

    It was a stroke of luck that I chanced upon a NOS piece with current dated papers at a local AD late last year. The stars aligned as the conditions for this purchase were all satisfied although I have to sell my Lange 1 to help fund this purchase.

    Therefore I proudly and humbly added the watch I fell in love back in 2018, the beautiful Montblanc Villeret Vintage Pulsographe to my small collection. This is also my first column wheel chronograph and I am very glad that it is a Montblanc Minerva chronograph (I have been admiring them for quite awhile already).

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    Present: A.Lange & Söhne Odysseus Steel/ Montblanc Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe/ Gronefeld 1941 Principia/ Kurono Tokyo “Eggshell”/ Ming 17.06 Copper/ Casio G-Shock GW5000-1JF

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    Re: My first column wheel chronograph - MB Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    Gorgeous piece.

    Wear it in good health...

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    ^^ tells the truth on Internet forums
    SOoO many watches, SOoO little time...
    SoOoO many watches, SoOoO little time...


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    Re: My first column wheel chronograph - MB Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    What a lovely watch. I’ve never seen it before, so thanks for sharing. The dial is very stylish and has vintage flair. The combination of colors works very well. Is the dial enamel? The size is perfect in my opinion. Congratulations.

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    Re: My first column wheel chronograph - MB Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    Beautiful watch!! Love those Minerva movements. Congrats on getting something very unique!

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    Thanks! 🙏🏻

    Quote Originally Posted by Black5 View Post
    Gorgeous piece.

    Wear it in good health...

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    ^^ tells the truth on Internet forums
    SOoO many watches, SOoO little time...
    Present: A.Lange & Söhne Odysseus Steel/ Montblanc Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe/ Gronefeld 1941 Principia/ Kurono Tokyo “Eggshell”/ Ming 17.06 Copper/ Casio G-Shock GW5000-1JF

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    Thanks! Glad to share, and glad you like it! Yes it’s an enamel dial. I personally feel it’s a very complete package in a watch. Nothing more I can ask for, maybe Breguet hands instead of leave hands would be perfect!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phinneas View Post
    What a lovely watch. I’ve never seen it before, so thanks for sharing. The dial is very stylish and has vintage flair. The combination of colors works very well. Is the dial enamel? The size is perfect in my opinion. Congratulations.
    Present: A.Lange & Söhne Odysseus Steel/ Montblanc Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe/ Gronefeld 1941 Principia/ Kurono Tokyo “Eggshell”/ Ming 17.06 Copper/ Casio G-Shock GW5000-1JF

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    Thanks! I love these Minerva movements and the MB chronographs. You can find quite a few gems at a very reasonable prices if you search hard enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by natesen View Post
    Beautiful watch!! Love those Minerva movements. Congrats on getting something very unique!

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    Present: A.Lange & Söhne Odysseus Steel/ Montblanc Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe/ Gronefeld 1941 Principia/ Kurono Tokyo “Eggshell”/ Ming 17.06 Copper/ Casio G-Shock GW5000-1JF

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    Re: My first column wheel chronograph - MB Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    Great piece. The little devil's tail on the movement just makes the whole thing come together for me. If I was being a bit picky, I'd say there is a bit too much white space around the perimeter of the face for me, but maybe its just the close ups.
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    Re: My first column wheel chronograph - MB Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    Wow congratulations - love everything about this watch. When Montblanc releases pieces like this, I'm reminded it has to be taken seriously as a manufacture.

    Beautiful enamel dial, gorgeous finishing, and a suitable case size for the movement.

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    Re: My first column wheel chronograph - MB Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    A gorgeous piece! Big congrats!
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