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Collection: MINERVA VILLERET 1858

Villeret’s watchmaking tradition began in 1858 when brothers Charles and Hyppolite Robert founded the company "H. & C. Robert", later becoming just "C. Robert" when only Charles remained, then changing again to "Robert Frères Villeret" in 1878 when his sons Charles and Georges, and later also Yvan Robert (1840-1912), took over the leadership of the company.  Introduced in 1923 in Minerva-branded chronographs, the first 12 3/4- line chronograph calibre from Minerva was number 20, so it became known as Calibre 13-20.  In 2000 the Frey family sold the company to new partners lead by Italian financier Emilio Gnutti. Together with infrastructure and machinery investments, the new organization hired new employees reinforcing a team lead by the new director, Beppe Menaldo, and a talented and respected master watchmaker, Demetrio Cabiddu which today is still the Technical Director of the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret. 

2 products
  • VILLERET 1858 STAINLESS STEEL 41 MM 2003 ERA
    VILLERET 1858 STAINLESS STEEL 41 MM 2003 ERA
    Vendor
    MINERVA
    Regular price
    $26,000.00
    Sale price
    $18,200.00
  • VILLERET 1858 STAINLESS STEEL 46 MM 2003 ERA
    VILLERET 1858 STAINLESS STEEL 46 MM 2003 ERA
    Vendor
    MINERVA
    Regular price
    $29,000.00
    Sale price
    $20,300.00