WatchTime NY, America’s luxury watch show, in October results to ny! As we count number down to the event, on Oct 26-27 occurring at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, we continue steadily to showcase lots of the new watches that guests shall discover there. This full week, we preview the limited model, green-dialed version of the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph.
Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE – reclining
Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Small Edition 100
The watch is one of the new items from the revamped 1858 collection, which took its name from the founding yr of Minerva, the historically acclaimed machine of chronographs that was acquired by Richemont and absorbed into Montblanc in 2006. With 2018 marking Minerva’s (now Produce Montblanc’s) 160th anniversary, Montblanc has included a lot of its historical design rules into this modern collection, plus a “hill exploration” theme (Montblanc is, in the end, called after a hill).
Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE – flat
The 1858 collection pays tribute fully year of Minerva’s founding.
The 40-mm stainless case has slim, curved lugs with satin and polished finishing, a rectangular pusher at 2 o’clock to start out, stop, and zero the chronograph, and a big, vintage-style fluted crown. Beneath the domed sapphire “container” crystal, the smoked green dial offers several period-appropriate details from early Minerva watches, like the cathedral-shaped, cloisonné-style hour and minute hands, the railway minute monitor, the tachymeter size on the dial’s external advantage, and a circa-1930s Montblanc logo design in a historical font. The bicompax dial design recalls the collection’s namesake period also, with small secs at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock. The applied Arabic hour numerals, like the tactile hands, are covered with Super-LumiNova.
Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Monopusher LE – dial CU
The cathedral hands and historical Montblanc logo design are among the dial’s vintage-inspired details.
The movement, noticeable through a sapphire caseback, is Montblanc’s Caliber MB13.21, designed as today’s successor to the Minerva chronograph Caliber 13.20, launched in 1920, that was among the 1st manually wound monopusher chronograph movements developed for use in wristwatches. Like its historical predecessor, the motion has a huge balance wheel, a normal frequency of 18,000 vph, and a column wheel and horizontal coupling to regulate the stopwatch functions. More notably even, it features the V-shaped chronograph bridge whose design was safeguarded by Minerva back 1912, combined with the now-iconic hands embellished Minerva arrow. Haute horlogerie adornments abound, including round graining on the rhodium-coated German sterling silver dish and côtes de Genève and hand-chamfered sides on the bridges. Made up of 239 parts, including 22 jewels, it provides a charged power reserve of 55 hours.
Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE – back
Montblanc Caliber MB13.21 is on screen through an obvious caseback.
The watch, whose name is Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Small Edition 100, occurs a green alligator leather strap, made at the Montblanc Pelleteria in Florence, Italy, which harmonizes with the dial. It will be limited by (you guessed it) 100 parts.