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Montblanc 1858 Collection

SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION

Inspired by the rich watchmaking history of Minerva, the 1858 collection has been created with today's explorers in mind. Each timepiece strikes a unique balance of tradition and technology.
Unvieled Secret Full Bleed 16-7 DSK
Unvieled Secret Full Bleed 4-5 MOB

GMT

Keep time with elegance and ease, wherever your next destination may be. The 1858 GMT tracks time zones with a red square positioned next to a fixed black or blue anodized aluminum bezel that shows the 24-hour clock. The beauty of this system is that it indicates both the hours and half-hours. The 42mm stainless steel case houses a sunray dial in either black or blue, adorned with white luminescent hands and indices. And on the titanium case back, you'll find the world time indication in the form of a beautifully engraved world map highlighting key cities in each of the 24 time zones.

1858 Iced Sea

Our first ever sports diving watch, the Iced Sea Automatic Date meets ISO 6425 standards for diving watches with 30 bar (300 metres) of water resistance and Super-LumiNova® markings for low light conditions. Its unique dial is made possible with an age-old technique called gratté-boisé. We call its look "frozen" because the only other way to achieve this effect is by staring into the depths of a glacier.

Geosphere Chronograph 0 Oxygen

Extreme adventure calls for extreme technology, like a movement that is both sealed and devoid of oxygen. The zero-oxygen feature on this Geosphere was created to improve the watch's mountaineering performance by eliminating fogging, which can occur during drastic temperature changes at altitude. Another new feature of the Geosphere line is the inclusion of a chronograph, thanks to the Manufacture MB 29.27 movement. It is housed in a lightweight 44mm satin-brushed and polished titanium case, and on the case back you'll find a 3D engraving of Mount Everest. Limited to just 290 pieces, the 0 Oxygen will be put to the test by alpinist Nimsdai Purja during an expedition to the summit of Mount Everest, without supplemental oxygen.

Limited Edition – The Red Arrow

The limited-edition Red Arrow LE88 pays tribute to Minerva's heritage, as well as the great aviators of the 1920s and 30s. The 18K white gold bezel is fluted for easy use when wearing pilot gloves, and the Maison's signature red arrow ensures that the elapsed time is always readable. The red arrow is a nod to Minerva, the Roman goddess of craftsmanship, who carried a red-tipped spear. Only 88 pieces will be made, each a handsome reminder of just how high we've flown over the last century.

History

Montblanc timepieces continue the legacy of over 160 years of Minerva’s history in fine watchmaking exploration.
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  • Taking inspiration from the beautify Swiss surroundings, the iconic V-shape bridge was born
  • It featured the iconic V-shape bridge, a column wheel, a horizontal coupling and a 18,000 A/h frequency. 1912 : V-shape bridge design patented
  • 1920-30 Chronographs using: 19.09 and 17.29 calibres.
  • In addition to the calibre 13.20, during the 1930s, the calibre 17.29 (17 lines/developed in 1929) was produced and was one of the slimmest monopusher chronographs of the time, measuring a mere 5.6 mm in height.
  • Precise, legible, and robust for use in extreme conditions, the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s were conceived for military use. Minerva military chronograph from 1930.
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Movement

FROM PAST TO PRESENT: The calibre MB M16.29, the modern interpretation of the 17.29, is handcrafted with the most refined codes of Haute Horlogerie in Villleret.

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