SIGNATURE / October 2019
Inspired by these historic timepieces, the Montblanc 1858 pays tribute to the Minerva Manufacture’s extraordinary heritage. The Montblanc 1858 finds its inspiration in the world of mountain exploration, with the introduction of a new khaki-green colour that enhances the connection to nature. A reinterpretation of the Minerva pocket watches and chronographs, the new Montblanc 1858 timepieces capture the spirit of the past in a modern way combining a vintage looking bronze case enriched with aluminium that evolves over time and innovative, highly functional in-house complications. A signature piece of the collection is the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere which honors the heroes of mountain climbing with a professional-grade, innovative timepiece. Built for those who travel the world in their perpetual quest for exploration, it expresses respect for true mountaineers as it is dedicated to the Seven Summits Challenge – the holy grail of climbers. The combination of materials such as steel and ceramic underlines the high quality and exclusiveness of this timepiece. On the dial, the world’s seven summits are marked with red dots on two turning globes and are also engraved on the case back. The timepiece features a new manufacture world-time complication developed by the Montblanc watchmakers in Villeret: two domed globes, turning in opposite directions, that complete a full rotation in 24 hours. Both are surrounded by a scale with the 24 time zones, along with a day and night indication in contrasting colors. Within the timepiece beats the Calibre MB 29.25 automatic self winding movement with a 42 hour power reserve. Encasing the movement is a bronze casing with slim curved horns featuring polished and satin-finishing. Completed with a bi-directional bronze bezel with green ceramic, knurled finishing and engraved cardinal points. The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere is limited to 1858 pieces.
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