Spirit of Mountain Exploration

Spirit of Mountain Exploration

The Montblanc 1858 finds its inspiration in the world of mountain exploration. Reinterpreting the Minerva pocket watches and chronographs from the 1920s and 1930s that were meant for military and mountaineers boasting high accuracy, legibility and robustness for use in extreme conditions – the new Montblanc 1858 watches evoke the spirit of the past in a modern way, expressing the discovery and back-to-nature trends.The new vintage exploration-inspired timepieces feature distinctive aesthetics, innovative complications, a mix of materials such as a special alloy of bronze and a choice of different case sizes. They capture the spirit of the past in a modern way, expressing the trend of back to nature and the growing interest for adventure.

The vintage codes are directly rooted in the military timepieces from the 20s and 30s with distinctive designs that are reminiscent of period chronographs. The satin-finished cases have been slightly reworked with horns that have been slimmed down thanks to polished, bevelled edges that underline their shape. Other details include fluted crowns that recall period timepieces and domed sapphire crystal glass boxes, increasing the vintage appeal and robustness of each watch. The dials feature striking colour contrasts with their historical luminescent cathedral-shaped hands with a “cloisonné” design, that have been slightly domed for the finest finish; Arabic numerals coated with SuperLumiNova®; railway minute tracks and the original Montblanc logo from the 1930s era with its historical font and emblem of the Mont Blanc Mountain.