Timepieces Built to Last

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Inclover Magazine

Montblanc resurrects the ruggedness of the military and mountain exploration of its professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 30s through The Montblanc 1858 Collection. Highly accurate, legible and robust for use in extreme conditions, these new watches are enriched with new vintage exploration-inspired timepieces featuring distinctive aesthetics, innovative complications a mix of materials and choices of different case sizes.

The 1858 Collection will be composed of five different designs: 40mm automatic watches and 42mm chronographs, a 42mm Manufacture Worldtime Geosphere, a slender 40mm wristwatch with a 13-line monopusher chronograph movement, and a new multiple-purpose pocket watch with a 24-hour indication and equipped with a 16-line monopusher chronograph movement.

The Montblanc 1858 Collection's vintage codes are directly rooted with distinctive designs that are reminiscent of the original Minerva chronographs while the satin-finished cases have been slightly reworked with horns that have been slimmed down to underline their shape.

For utmost legibility and design, the dials feature striking color contrasts with their historical luminescent cathedral-shaped hands with "cloisonné"design that have been slightly domed for the finest finish with SuperLumiNova® coating the Arabic numerals. Each timepiece is unique thanks to the use of living materials such as bronze cases and aged calfskin leather straps, intentionally crafted to match the aesthetical codes of the Montblanc 1858 Collection.

To cater to the contemporary look, the watches are also available with high-quality woven "NATO" straps, handcrafted in France by a manufacturer which already has 150 years in traditional weaving technique, leaving the wearer with a refined robustness watch which is also extremely comfortable on the wrist.

For more information, visit montblanc.com