Montblanc Montre S.A. in Le Locle,
Master watches from the “Cité de la Précision”
Le Locle is the birthplace of traditional Swiss watchmaking. Also known as “la Cité de la Précision“, Le Locle is a tranquil town nestling among the Alpine slopes of Jura, far from the bustle of the big cities. Although founded as recently as 1997, Montblanc Montre S.A., the watchmaking arm of the almost 100-year-old luxury brand, has carved out a firm place for itself amongst the great watchmakers of our time. Inspired by the distinctive design features of the brand’s writing instruments, Montblanc watches have in the space of only a few years achieved notable recognition from a discerning circle of international customers.
The increasing demand for these fine watches necessitated an extension of the production facility in 2003. A magnificent, light-flooded atrium was added to the historic Art Nouveau villa, where every year up to 200,000 watches could be painstakingly crafted according the very highest Swiss watchmaking traditions. The architecture of the Montblanc workshop reflects the brand’s unique philosophy of combining traditional, lasting values with contemporary, innovative ideas.