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W&W 2020: Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition And 1858 Automatic 24H

W&W 2020: Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition And 1858 Automatic 24H

In addition to this year’s blue novelties, Montblanc is also presenting two new 1858 models inspired by Minerva’s heritage and rooted in the spirit of mountain exploration. They combine vintage design codes that are reminiscent to the original Minerva chronographs and pocket watches from the 1920s and 1930s.

Hence, the dials highlight striking colour contrasts with their historical, luminescent cathedral-shaped hands with a “cloisonné” design. The Arabic numerals are coated with SuperLumiNova and the original Montblanc logo from the 1930s with its historical font and emblem of the Mont Blanc Mountain. Other details include fluted crowns and domed sapphire crystal glass boxes. 

1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 1858

For the new 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 1858, Montblanc reinterprets a historical Minerva chronograph with its caliber 13.20 from the 1930s. Like on the original timepiece, the 1858 Monopusher Chronograph features a black dial with a beige-coloured railway track as well as two counters at 3 and 9 o’clock.

Other details include a telemeter scale, beige-coloured SuperLumiNova numerals and rose gold-coated, cathedral-shaped hands. The 42 mm case is made of a special alloy of bronze that evolves over time and forms a patina. On the case back is a special “Spirit of Mountain Exploration” engraving. 

The 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 1858 is powered by Caliber MB 25.12 with 48 hours power reserve. The start, stop and reset can be activated through a single pusher integrated into the crown. The watch is worn on a beige hand-crafted NATO strap. Price: 5,400 euros.

Two other unlimited models are available in stainless steel (Ref. 125581 and Ref. 125582). One of which comes with a new stainless steel bracelet made of a mix of link shapes and the other which comes with an aged, cognac-coloured calfskin strap. The price in steel is 5,000 euros and in leather 4,700 euros.

1858 Automatic 24H

The 1858 Automatic 24H features a new complication with a 24H indication via a single hand that allows the timepiece to be used both as a timekeeper to read hours and minutes, and as a compass. The compass ring is displayed in a beige-coloured ring that runs around the outside of the dial, with markers for approximately every 5 degree, and includes the cardinal points in red. 

To define the cardinal points, the watch needs to be set at the right time and held horizontally to the ground. Rotate towards the sun until the extremity of the hour hand is also pointing toward the sun. Like this, all the cardinal points on the dial will be correctly aligned. On the Southern Hemisphere, one must consider that the cardinal points are inversed. 

The 42 mm case is made of stainless steel with a bezel made of a special alloy of bronze. The new 1858 Automatic 24H is powered by Caliber MB 24.20 with 42 hours power reserve. On the case back is a special “Spirit of Mountain Exploration” engraving. It is worn on a black hand-crafted NATO strap. Price: 2,900 euros.

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FEATURES
1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 1858
BRAND:Montblanc
MODEL:1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 1858
REFERENCE:125583
CASE MATERIAL:Alloy of bronze
DIMENSIONS: Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 14.7 mm
WATER RESISTANCE:10 bar (~ 100 m)
DIAL: Black and beige, white-coloured chronograph second-hand and white-coloured counter hands
STRAP/BRACELET: Beige-coloured NATO strap with bronze-coated stainless steel pin buckle
MOVEMENT:Caliber MB 25.12
MOVEMENT TYPE: Automatic
POWER RESERVE:48 hours
FREQUENCY:28,800 vph / 4 Hz
FUNCTIONS: Hour and minutes from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock, chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the centre, 30-elapsed minute-counter at 3 o’clock
PRICE:EUR 5,400 – limited to 1858 pieces
1858 Automatic 24H
BRAND:Montblanc
MODEL:1858 Automatic 24H
REFERENCE:126007
CASE MATERIAL:Stainless steel with bronze bezel
DIMENSIONS: Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.2 mm
WATER RESISTANCE:10 bar (~ 100 m)
DIAL: Black
STRAP/BRACELET: Black NATO strap with stainless steel pin buckle
MOVEMENT:Caliber MB 24.20
MOVEMENT TYPE: Automatic
POWER RESERVE:42 hours
FREQUENCY:28,800 vph / 4 Hz
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, compass indication
PRICE:EUR 2,900
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