Watches - Montblanc 1858 collection

SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION

Montblanc 1858 timepieces are designed as the tool watches for exploration, taking inspiration from the Minerva pocket watches and chronographs, and leaning into the global trend of enjoying the outdoors and our new-found relationship with nature.


"Directly rooted in the spirit of exploration with distinctive elements that

are reminiscent of the original Minerva chronographs from the 1930s."


History

Montblanc timepieces continue the legacy of over 160 years of 

Minerva’s history in fine watchmaking exploration

MONTBLANC 1858 GEOSPHERE LIMITED EDITION 1858

With it’s two rotating hemispheres and in-house worldtime complication, the 1858 Geosphere is an key piece of the collection. And after ascending mountains, trekking forests, and exploring glaciers, this year's Montblanc 1858 Geosphere finds inspiration in the colours of the desert.

The new theme is a nod to Reinhold Messner’s 2004 solo trek across the Gobi Desert – 2000 kilometres of extreme temperatures and incredible adventure. To capture the rocky terrain's colour scheme, the timepiece harmoniously combines a fully micro-blasted bronze case, brown ceramic bezel, smoked brown to beige lacquered dial, and a matching vintage-brown calf strap

MONTBLANC 1858 MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH ORIGINS LIMITED EDITION 100

During the 1930's, Minerva developed a 46 mm military monopusher chronograph equipped with the calibre 19-09CH. Its large case was necessary in order to integrate the movement, which was originally intended for a pocket watch. The movement was so far ahead of its time, that even today it looks remarkably modern.

This year we are pleased to unveil the new 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100, honouring that legendary monopusher chronograph. Equipped with the calibre MB M16.29, this re-edition features a 46 mm case made of a special bronze alloy, a vintage style black dial with beige elements, and a matching brown Sfumato alligator strap.



MONTBLANC 1858 SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH LIMITED EDITION 18

The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 offers a new reinterpretation of the historical 46 mm Minerva military chronographs. Created for connoisseurs with a taste for vintage design, and crafted out of an innovative and exclusive 18 K gold alloy we’re calling Lime Gold, which veers towards a distinct, pale yellowy green, while delivering a truly vintage aesthetic.