The Montblanc Manufacture in Le Locle


At the Montblanc’s Watch & Quality Excellence Centre in Le Locle, traditional watchmaking is paired with state-of-the art technology. This is where traditional watchmaking merges with the latest technology. From aesthetic design to construction, prototyping and final assembly, all the expertise necessary to create an iconic timepiece is concentrated here.

Once the countless parts have been skilfully put together at the factory in Le Locle, the highest mark of distinction for a newly-created Montblanc timepiece is passing the rigorous testing procedure of the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500 – which tests for utmost precision and absolute perfection. The timepieces undergo a variety of controls and checks over a period of 500 hours: daily wear and tear, water resistance, numerous settings and re-settings, different climatic conditions, as well as a check of all their specific functions. It is a demanding and tough procedure that guarantees the functionality of even the most technically complex features.