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Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève: Montblanc wins the chronograph prize with the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100

The Maison Montblanc has won the chronograph prize at the prestigious 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.  

For the past 16 years, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has been annually celebrating the 12th Art and providing an international audience with the opportunity to follow trends and innovations. It aims, in a spirit of sharing and cooperation, to yearly highlight and reward high quality creations in order to nurture the advancement of the watchmaking art and contribute to promoting the watch world globally.  

The ceremony was held at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, where the Maison has been awarded with one of the 15 exclusive prizes of the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the Chronograph category among 72 watches with the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100.


The prize in the chronograph category pays tribute to the Minerva Manufacture’s extraordinary heritage founded in 1858 and who is known as an exclusive workshop that produced high-quality instruments for measuring brief intervals of time with remarkable precision.

About Montblanc

Guided by the pioneering spirit since 1906, Montblanc revolutionized the culture of writing with breakthrough innovations. Today, the Maison continues to push boundaries and evolve the expression of fine craftsmanship across each of its product categories: the pinnacle of luxury writing instruments, timepieces, leather goods, accessories, fragrances and eyewear.  With every innovation, Montblanc offers new functionalities and groundbreaking designs imbued with the Maison’s heritage of sophistication and crafted to the highest standards through the skills of its artisans in each of its manufactures whether Hamburg, Germany for its writing instruments, the Swiss Jura in Le Locle and Villeret for its timepieces or Florence, Italy for its leather goods.  Reflecting its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from the most pioneering ideas, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, innovation, quality and expression of style. With its origins deeply rooted in the culture of handwriting, Montblanc continues to assert its cultural commitment around the world with the creation of wide-ranging initiatives to promote arts and culture in many forms, while honouring the modern day patrons who support the advancement of the arts.