The Mont Blanc company started in 1906 as a company producing pens. After several successful years, the company was purchased in 1977 by another famous smoking brand, Alfred Dunhill. The Alfred Dunhill company rebranded the company - lowered prices, and started adding a wide variety of luxury goods, including luxury watches.
The South African luxury items Group: Richemont purchased the company a few years later. Today, Mont Blanc designs and develops various luxury products, including watches.