Watches and Wonders
Watches & Wonders
Each year Montblanc's presence at Watches and Wonders in Geneva celebrates our 165 years of watch making heritage. Our innovative spirit started with the classic Minerva pocket watches in 1858, a design that continues to inspire our approach to contemporary watchmaking.
Novelties in our 1858 and Star Legacy collections, including several limited editions, are on show at Watches and Wonders in an eye-catching booth inspired by the great glaciers of Swiss Alps. Featuring a swinging pendulum weighted by an oversized version of our classic fountain pen nib, the booth brings together the rich expertise of Montblanc complemented by artworks from Marie De La Ville Baugé.
1858 ICED SEA AUTOMATIC DATE
Alluding to the depths of a glacier with all its minerals captured in time for millennia, the new 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date comes with a grey glacier pattern dial inspired by the Mer de Glace. The glacial texture was achieved using an almost-forgotten ancestral technique called gratté-boisé. The 41mm timepiece comes with a stainless-steel interchangeable bracelet which can be quickly and easily switched for a black rubber strap with grey edging. It features a water resistance of 300m, Super-LumiNova® markings, and is adjustable on the wrist when wearing the watch for diving.
1858 GEOSPHERE CHRONOGRAPH 0 OXYGEN - THE 8000 (LIMITED EDITION - BOUTIQUE EXCLUSIVE)
Our 1858 collection pays tribute to the world’s highest peaks and the alipinists who dare to climb them, led by a new Limited Edition of just 290 pieces. Housed in a 44mm titanium case, oxygen in the interior is removed with a perfect seal, with the movement powered by Montblanc’s Manufacture worldtime automatic chronograph, Calibre MB 29.27. This chronograph includes a date at three o’clock and two 3D turning counters with the Northern Hemisphere at 12 o’clock and the Southern Hemisphere at six o’clock. Both hemispheres feature 12 orange dots, marking the 8000m peaks, with day/night indicators. The colourful caseback is engraved in 3D with Nimsdai's origial drawing of the 14 peaks of the world, with pink and yellow flags set against a sky blue background. The watch is finished with a fluted bi-directional black ceramic bezel with cardinal points and a 3D-coloured laser engraving on the caseback.
1858 GEOSPHERE 0 OXYGEN - THE 8000
Formed in a 42mm titanium case devoid of oxygen, the watch is powered by the MB 29.25 automatic Manufacture complication which includes the worldtime indication with turning Northern and Southern Hemisphere globes, a 24-hour scale, day/night indications, dual time display, and a date. The timepiece also comes with a fluted bi-directional black ceramic bezel with the cardinal points, a Sfumato dark grey glacier pattern dial with orange accents, and an interchangeable titanium bracelet. The caseback includes a 3D laser engraving of K2.
1858 CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC 0 OXYGEN – THE 8000
An automatic version of our latest 1858 timepieces in a 42mm case, the watch is powered by the MB 25.13 automatic chronograph movement. It features a fluted bi-directional black ceramic bezel with the cardinal points; a dark grey Sfumato glacier patterned dial with orange accents; and blue luminescence. The caseback is engraved with the “Spirit of Exploration” pattern and the watch is fitted with an interchangeable tapered stainless-steel bracelet with a fine adjustment system.
1858 GEPSPHERE 0 OXYGEN AUTOMATIC – THE 8000
A Geosphere version of our new The 8000 timepiece, with a smaller 41mm stainless steel case totally devoid of oxygen and powered by the automatic calibre MB 24.15. It comes with a fixed black ceramic bezel with the cardinal points, a dark grey Sfumato glacier patterned dial with orange accents, blue luminescence; a caseback featuring an engraving of the “Spirit of Exploration" and an interchangeable tapered stainless-steel bracelet.
1858 THE UNVEILED SECRET MINERVA MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH (LIMITED EDITION)
This Limited Edition of just 88 pieces offers an uninterrupted view of the Maison’s iconic MB M16.29 calibre that has been reversed to reveal all the magic of the chronograph movement. Turning a movement over sounds simple, but it is a technical feat as the direction of the hands also needs to be reversed. This limited edition of 88 pieces comes in a 43mm distressed stainless steel case with a white gold fluted bezel and features a black nubuck alligator strap with a distressed steel triple-folding clasp.
STAR LEGACY MOONPHASE 42mm – LE 1786
The 42mm stainless steel case of this timepiece highlights a new facet of the Mont Blanc – its south-facing rocky side where the snow has difficulty to settle on its vertical face. The highly appreciated moon phase complication displays the phases of the moon at six o’clock and overlaps the grey glacier pattern in the background. The model comes with an elegant rose-gold-coated moon and stars on a blue background that are surrounded by a round date indicator. The timepiece comes on an interchangeable grey calfskin strap with an alligator print.
STAR LEGACY CHRONOGRAPH 42mm – LE 1786
The Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph comes in a 42mm stainless steel case that highlights a new facet of the Mont Blanc – its south-facing rocky side. This timepiece comes with two chronograph counters at three and nine o’clock for an elegant look and important legibility. The grey glacier pattern can be perceived in the background, while the filet sauté has been replaced with an inner flange to bring volume to the dial. The time functions are displayed with rose-gold coated, leaf-shaped hands, while the chronograph indications use rhodium-coated “baton” hands. The timepiece comes on an interchangeable grey calfskin strap with an alligator print.