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Zaim Kamal

Montblanc’s creative director Zaim Kamal on the brand’s quest to please its clients and the tactility required to do so.

Last year, Montblanc celebrated the 'spirit of racing' with five new timepieces in the TimeWalker collection. is year, in honour of the 160th anniversary of its Minerva manufacture in Villeret, the maison has modelled its key launches on mountaineering. Among others, it unveiled the vintage Geosphere from the 1858 collection, which draws inspiration from the old tool watches from the 1920s. Over the past five years, Montblanc’s watchmaking division has created some of the most notable super complications, cool chronographs and sleek three-hand watches within an affordable price range. We recently met Zaim Kamal, the brand’s creative director, who talked about the history of Minerva, its influence on the maison’s watchmaking techniques today and the relevance of Montblanc watches for collectors worldwide. Excerpts from an interview:

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