The Montblanc 1858 collection pays tribute to 160 years of the Minerva Manufacture and its extraordinary heritage. Inspired by legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 30s that were meant for military use and mountain exploration. These watches were highly accurate, legible and robust for use in extreme conditions. This new collection boasts new vintage exploration-inspired timepieces that feature distinctive aesthetics, innovative complications, a variety of materials, and a choice of different case sizes.
The collection will be composed of five different designs: 40 mm automatic watches and 42 mm chronographs, a 42 mm Manufacture Worldtime Geosphere, a slender 40 mm wristwatch with a 13-line monopusher chronograph movement, as well as a new multiple-purpose pocket watch with a 24-hour indication that is equipped with a 16-line monopusher chronograph movement.
The new Montblanc 1858 timepieces capture the spirit of the past in a modern way, expressing the trend of back to nature and adventure. Better yet, each timepiece is unique because it incorporates living materials such as bronze cases and aged calfskin leather straps. For a more contemporary look, the watches are also available in high-quality woven NATO straps. These straps are handcrafted in France at a traditional weaving manufacture that has been in production for over 150 years. The NATO straps are known to be refined, robust, durable and extremely comfortable on the wrist.
Montblanc guarantees the performance of its product line as all of the Montblanc 1858 models undergo over 500 hours of simulated wear with specific testing and controls under extreme conditions. The Automatic, Chronographs and Geosphere models are also water-resistant to 100 meters, ensures that it performs well in all environments. Visit the Montblanc website to find out more details.