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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.
  • 1912

    Taking inspiration from the beautiful 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

    1920-30 Chronographs using: 19.09 and 17.29 calibres.

  • 1930

    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.

  • 1930

    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.

  • 1930

    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.

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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