Much like cars in Germany and electronics in Japan, the Swiss are renowned for their watches. It stems from hundreds of years of handcrafting the very best timepieces in the world. Minerva has been making watches in Switzerland since 1858. While Montblanc now owns the company, Minerva continues to produce exceptional wristwatches. The Montblanc x Hodinkee 1858 Monopusher Chronograph is designed to pay homage to the first designs in the company’s history.
The watch is a limited-edition offering that is hand-made and crafted in the same way that the original watches were assembled. It features 55 hours of power reserve, a 40mm steel case which houses a hand-wound calibre MB M13.21 automatic movement, a box sapphire crystal, and is 100m of water resistance. The watch does come with a price point of $30,000, but it also comes with a trip to Switzerland to visit the factory, so you’re paying not only for the amazing watch but for an experience in and of itself.