In recent years, green has been loved by the brand watch enthusiasts. In the 2019 Geneva exhibition, green has become one of the hot colours. Montblanc also uses green as the main colour of the new 1858 series timepieces, using the mountain adventure spirit as a source of inspiration, khaki green, and bronze to create an amazing spark. The new Montblanc 1858 collection includes classic models, automatic chronographs and the Geosphere world-time watch. The overall model is finished with a green face against a bronze case. In order to meet the modern aesthetic, the strap uses a NATO woven strap. Let’s take the automatic chronograph as an example to enjoy this year’s new model of Montblanc 1858. The name of the 1858 series comes from the years when Charles Ivan Roberts founded the watchmaking workshop. This series of models inspired by the Minerva professional military watch and the mountain adventure watch from the 1920s and 1930s. This year’s newly released 1858 timepiece features green as an element to echo nature. It is equipped with innovative and practical functions, which provides a good choice for enthusiastic adventurous people. The new model reinterprets the idea of going outdoors and returning to nature, which brings us different experiences and feelings in harmony with nature. The bronze case is a favourite of many watch addicts. Due to the characteristics of bronze itself, the watch has a retro charm. The 2019 designer wristwatch of the Montblanc 1858 also expresses its style in the bronze case. The surface of the case is polished and satin-finished to reduce the effects of accidental scratches on the watch’s appearance. The curved chamfer lugs are elegant and natural. The bronze crown is engraved with a polished hexagonal star logo and is designed with non-slip texture to ensure the convenience of the adjusting time. Timing buttons are provided on both sides of the crown to control the timing device. The colour of the khaki green gradually deepens from the centre to the outside, highlighting the gradual effect. The dial design follows the classic design of this collection, such as the cathedral-style hand of “Cymtech”, the beige Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating, the classic rail-shaped minute scales and so on.The two sub-dials are symmetrically distributed at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions.The NATO woven strap, which complements the dial, comes from a traditional French weaving factory with a long history. The strap is sturdy and durable, and it is extremely comfortable to wear.After 500 hours of simulated wearing, the watch has passed special tests under extreme conditions and is water resistant to 100 meters. It is equipped with an MB 25.11 self-winding movement with a flat ring and a flat spring with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. The bronze-plated titanium metal back is specially engraved with the refined pattern to pay tribute to the mountain adventure spirit.Summary: The new 2019 Montblanc 1858 timers are limited to 1858 pieces. It will surely win the favour of countless exquisite fashion people with its incredibly charming appearance.
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Endless Retro Style: Montblanc 1858 Champagne 40MM Stainless Steel Men’s Automatic Wristwatch U0119065
This year, on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the birth of the Minerva Watch Factory, the Montblanc brand pays tribute to the centuries-old watchmaking tradition of the Minerva Watch Factory and introduces several new 1858 series timepieces. Back to 160 years ago, Charles-Yvan Robert founded a watchmaking workshop in a small village in the Saint-Milan Valley. Then with its superb watchmaking technology, the Minerva watch factory emerged in the watchmaking world and was recognized. To this end, on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the Montblanc, Montblanc re-interpreted the retro style with the brand’s unique design aesthetics, innovative and complex craftsmanship, mixed materials and various case sizes, and reinvigorated the 1858 series with fearless spirit. The brand new timepiece inherits the watchmaking classics of the Minerva watch factory and incorporates innovative elements to bring a new look and feel. Next, let’s take a look at the Montblanc 1858 Champagne 40MM Stainless Steel Men’s Automatic Wristwatch U0119065.
Years Left Traces Showing Retro Style
The retro design of the Montblanc 1858 series timepiece is rooted in the professional military timepieces of the last 1920s and 1930s, showing the brand’s retro style. The case of this new timepiece is made of a mix of steel and bronze, and the innovative mix of materials presents two different look and feels. In addition, the bronze material itself is easily oxidized, and it is colored with a touch of green as time and environment changes, showing a sense of history. The grooved crown emulates an antique timepiece with a sapphire crystal glass for added sturdiness and beauty.
The case of intage Montblanc 1858 Champagne-colored Automatic Leather Strap Watch is satin-finished to reduce the effects of accidental scratches on the watch’s appearance. The lower edge of the beveled lug is polished to give it a slim look.
The grooved crown is designed to emulate an antique timepiece, it is engraved with a polished hexagonal logo and surrounded by non-slip textures to ensure the convenience of the watch.
The smoky champagne gradient dial and the bronze bezel echo each other, with a track-shaped minute scale circle to create a retro style. The “cloisonné” designed cathedral-style pointer is full of historical charm in style, with finely polished sides that are arched and slightly raised. Arabic numerals and hands are covered with Super-LumiNova® coating to ensure a clear and intuitive reading. At the 12 o’clock position, the Montblanc classic logo style is featured, and the peak pattern of Mont Blanc is written in historical fonts.
The brand new timepiece with aged ochre calf leather strap, made by the Pelletteria leather factory in Florence, Italy, with a steel pin buckle, looks retro and stylish. This watch is equipped with an MB 24.15 automatic movement that provides approximately 38 hours of power reserve when fully loaded. The back of the watch is designed with a dense bottom to protect the interior of the movement. And it is engraved with the Mont Blanc mountain range, a compass and two hailstones that cross each other, demonstrating the exploration spirit of Montblanc’s mountains, with full commemorative significance.
Montblanc has launched a number of new 1858 series watches to pay tribute to the 160-year-old watchmaking history and heritage of the Minerva watch factory. The 2018 New Montblanc 1858 Self-winding Stainless Steel Timepiece introduced above follows the classic retro design of the brand. It is made of two different materials to create a two-tone texture, and the iconic dial adds recognition. The design of the overall watch is simple and generous, showing a retro style.
MontBlanc 1858 160th Anniversary Heritage Collection is a tribute to the fine watchmaking history of Minerva (Today’s Villeret) and climbers challenging to the World’s Seven Peaks. Inspired by the adventure world and pocket clocks and chronograph watches in the 1920s to 1930s, MontBlanc 1858 Collection 2018 is designed for modern adventurers, featuring unique aesthetic designs, complicated functions, different materials and different sizes. It not only shows vintage styles but is injected fearless adventure spirit.
Minerva whose watchmaking history dates back to 1858, is located in Villeret. In 20th century, Minerva was recognized by global watchmakers for accurate and reliable chronograph movements. Legend 19.09 with the most recognizable V-shaped chronograph baseplate bridge appeared in 1909. Calibre 13.20 by Minerva in 1920 is one of earlier manual winding monopusher chronograph movements. Calibre 17.29, at 5.6 thick, was one of the thinnest monopusher chronograph movements in the 1930s. Beyond all doubt, Minerva has a high reputation in the fine watchmaking. The World’s Seven Peaks refer to Seven highest mountains in the World’s seven continents. They are considered as the most dangerous climbing challenge in the world. To today, globally, the adventure challenges only 500 climbers to success.
MontBlanc 1858 Collection 160 Anniversary Geosphere Watch 119347 equipped with MB 29.25 by Villeret shows adventure spirit and innovative capability. MontBlanc 1858 World Time Geosphere displays the world time on two rotatory solid hemispheres. The north hemisphere at 12 O’clock rotates counterclockwise, while the other rotates clockwise. 24-houe scales look more eye-catching against black and rose gold background. The white line symbolizing the prime meridian on north/south hemisphere is coated with Super-LumiNova®. The second time zone display is set at 9 O’clock. Local date display is set at 3 O’clock. Thanks for the two hemispheres, Multiple time zones display more directly. Continents on the hemispheres coated with Super-LumiNova® have higher readability at night. The location of the World’s Seven Peaks is marked on the north/south hemisphere with red points. Mont Blanc, a compass and two ice-axes engraved on the case back symbolize the heritage of mountain adventure spirit.
MontBlanc 1858 Collection Geosphere Bronze Watch 119347 is limited to 1858 pieces in the world, water resistant to 100 meters. Bronze watch case is equipped with brown vintage calfskin strap by Pelletteria. Overall vintage scent and mature charm stand out. 42mm×12.8mm case has brushed surface, resistant to scratches. To echo to bronze case, vintage hour markers, rose gold-plated Cathedral-style central hands, rose gold-plated track-typed scale ring adorn the black dial. Reference 119347 is tested by MontBlanc Laboratory 500 Hours. What’s more, MB 29.25 by Villeret pays homage to 160-year fine watchmaking history of Minerva.
In the 1920s, Minerva succeeded in developing an hand-wound monopusher chronograph movement, calibre MB 13.20. The achievement broke the situation that the dualpusher chronograph movement dominated the chronograph watchmaking field, and and it opened the new chapter and left an indelible mark. To 2018, to celebrate Minerva’s 160th anniversary, MontBlanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition at SIHH 2018 is a new interpretation of the antique Monopusher Chronograph. MontBlanc Monopusher Chronograph Ref.117834 pays homage to Minerva calibre 13.20. Green dial and tone-to-tone crocodile skin bracelet reflect vintage scents, and the green dial produces gradient effect in the sun. The touch of green is like the moss growing in Minerva, bearing high readability and aesthetics. Just at first glance, you are impressed deeply.
40mm×12.15mm steel case, whose surface is treated by mirror-effect polishing and satin finishing. Two kinds of superficial effect are attractive from different angles. Especially, satin-finished sides prevent scratches. The designs for a fluted crown in vintage style and domed sapphire crystal pays tribute to antique timepieces. The polished side of the crown is engraved with a hexagram star showing the brand image. The sun-brushed green dial shows a gradient appeal from the center to periphery. The designed for antique yellow Arabic number hour markers shifting from fluorescent green is surprised by visitors. Tachymeter and two sub-dials bear track-typed scales. Cathedral-styled central hands and a white chronograph hand stand out. Many details for green dial echo to the features of antique chronograph timepieces. Hour markers and hands coated with Super-LumiNova® guarantee high readability in dark situation. The 1930-influenced brand identity is below 12 O’clock, and the central Mont Blanc stands out. “Calibre MB M13.21” at 6 O’clock tells us the movement originating from Calibre MB13.20.
Calibre MB M13.21 can be appreciated throughout sapphire case back, which is a frank vision of Minerva fine watchmaking crafts. Calibre MB M13.21 on basis of Calibre MB 13.20 is a hand-wound mechanical movement, whose structure and decoration show aesthetic design and MontBlanc’s fine watchmaking technology. It proves that MontBlanc becomes more and more professional in the watchmaking field. The movement is mainly fitted with column wheel, aclinic clutch device and Philips terminal curve hairspring, featuring 18,000 vibration frequency (2.5HZ) and 55 hour power reserve. What’s more, it has been certified by MONTBLANC LABORATORY TEST 500, and quality is guaranteed. Green crocodile skin strap made in MontBlanc Pelletteria located in Florence, Italy echoes to the vintage green dial.
By comparing to dualpusher chronograph wristwatches, MoantBlanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph 117834 is more convenient and more distinctive. More designs for vintage details make it stand out. MontBlanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph is limited to 100 pieces across the world. Don’t miss it.