Introducing my first MB, the Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe
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    Introducing my first MB, the 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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    Re: Introducing my first MB, the Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    Congratulations on finding a Montblanc Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe to your collection. And thanks for supplying a brief narrative and pics. Your watch's dial is stunning, while the Montblanc Minerva chronograph is truly a work of art. Enjoy your Montblanc Pulsographe.
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    Re: Introducing my first MB, the Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    That is a lovely piece. It appeals to my fondness for vintage flavored, bi-compax, hand wound chronographs. No date, no cut-off numerals, well executed. Congratulations!


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    Re: Introducing my first MB, the Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    Thanks! I also love the fact that this piece is quite understated and most people won’t know what it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by NC_Hager626 View Post
    Congratulations on finding a Montblanc Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe to your collection. And thanks for supplying a brief narrative and pics. Your watch's dial is stunning, while the Montblanc Minerva chronograph is truly a work of art. Enjoy your Montblanc Pulsographe.
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    Present: Montblanc Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe/ Gronefeld 1941 Principia/ FP Journe Elegante 48 Titalyt/ Rolex Submariner 114060/ Kurono Tokyo “Eggshell”/ Casio G-Shock GW5000-1JF

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    : Patek Philippe 5170G / Sarpaneva Lunations


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    Re: Introducing my first MB, the Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    Thanks! I love it for all the reasons you mentioned! Perfect and classic size for smaller wrists too!

    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    That is a lovely piece. It appeals to my fondness for vintage flavored, bi-compax, hand wound chronographs. No date, no cut-off numerals, well executed. Congratulations!


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    Present: Montblanc Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe/ Gronefeld 1941 Principia/ FP Journe Elegante 48 Titalyt/ Rolex Submariner 114060/ Kurono Tokyo “Eggshell”/ Casio G-Shock GW5000-1JF

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    : Patek Philippe 5170G / Sarpaneva Lunations


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    Re: Introducing my first MB, the Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

    The stars did indeed align - congratulations with this addition to your collection.

    Enjoying the movement shot; allow me to show the "original" for comparison:

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