Since its foundation in 1997, Montblanc Montre SA is located in an Art Nouveau villa in
Le Locle – the birthplace of traditional Swiss watch-making – where all Montblanc watches have been manufactured, combining finest craftsmanship and best Swiss watch-making tradition.
The success of the Montblanc watch collections shows that Montblanc has attained a secure place in the circle of renowned watchmakers and has become an important partner for jewellers. The ever-increasing demand for Montblanc watches and their rising significance within the Montblanc product range has necessitated an extension of the production facilities. Since summer 2003 a modern and transparent atrium-style building that has been carefully integrated into the landscape complements the historic Art Nouveau villa, reflecting the spirit of the Montblanc philosophy of combining traditional values with innovative ideas.
The headquarters of Montblanc Montre SA, an Art Nouveau villa built in 1906 and finished in 1907, is of the same age as the company Montblanc, which was founded in 1906 in Hamburg. Visitors of the manufacture have the opportunity not only to look over the watchmakers’ shoulders as they work, but also to experience and enjoy the Montblanc philosophy.
For this purpose, the architectural masterpiece also offers five stylishly furnished suites with entirely private atmosphere and a park with historic pavillons equipped with desks to read and write. An island in time, where guests can experience the reliable values that the brand’s products with the white signature star have been committed to for nearly 100 years.
Since summer 2003 the historic manufacture has a modern face. With the new atrium, which is integrated in the landscape and which gives direct access to the existing building, the over-all surface is extended form 200 to 800 square meters. It now offers workspace for more than 40 employees and a maximum production capacity of up to 200.000 watches per year. Beyond the production facilities, product management and development as well as the sales and logistics departments are located here.
The Montblanc philosophy of bringing in line classic and modern values is also followed inside the building. Here, traditional values are blended with the innovative spirit of contemporary Swiss artists and their works, which decorate the walls of the new building.