Taking motivation from a unique Minerva monopusher chronograph of the 1930s, the 1858 Automatic Chronograph presently comes with a blue dial and another bidirectional steel bezel inset with sparkly blue artistic. The 1858 Chronograph solves two problems at once: it gives you the appearance of a 1930’s Minerva chronograph but figures out how to hold the cost under control by not equipping the watch with one its upscale Minerva chronograph developments. For that sort of a treat, you’d be seeing something like this restricted version 1858 Monopusher Chronograph with a Minerva development and a value that surpasses this model more than four times.
A vintage-style bi-compax chronograph initially presented in 2018, this new emphasis of the Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph comes with a naval force blue dial and a blue ceramic decorate on the bezel engraved with the cardinal focuses. The expansion of the bidirectional compass bezel, indistinguishable from the bezel we have recently seen on the 1858 Geosphere, arranges this chronograph in the brand’s 2020 subject ‘The Spirit of Mountaineering’. The caseback, for instance, includes an etching of Mont Blanc, a compass and two crossed ice-pick tomahawks. Serious blue dials intended to bring out splendid blue skies at high height and frigid white contacts to recommend ice sheets are common highlights across the 2020 novelties.
New Rotating compass Bezel
The steel case gauges a sensible 42mm and uncovers a combination of brushed and cleaned surfaces. The 14.7mm thickness of the watch implies the watch sits high on the wrist. In the vein of military/pilot watches from WWII, the case has a fluted crown and cylinder style pushers. With its water-obstruction of 100 meters, it comes as an unexpected that the crown isn’t in a bad way down. Where it contrasts from previous emphasess of the 1858 Chronograph is in the consolidation of a bidirectional steel bezel with a knurled edge for better hold. Trimmed with blue earthenware, the cardinal focuses are engraved and treated with glow. Mountain dwellers can utilize the compass bezel related to the Sun and the hour hand to measure genuine north.
Blue Dial and Icy White Details
Identical in design to the 2018 models, the naval force blue dial shows two flat registers for the running seconds at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute passed time counter at 3 o’clock. Differentiating to the dark blue dial, the white markings are sharp and clear. Super-LumiNova is applied to the church building style hands, the more modest hands on the two counters and the focal chronograph seconds hand. The text style utilized for the Arabic numerals and even the manner in which the two sub-dials attack the tips of great importance numerals are like the first 1930s Minerva monopusher chronograph. Underscoring its solid vintage vibe, the dial is secured by a domed sapphire gem with hostile to intelligent coating.
Calibre MB 25.13
Behind the fixed caseback is type MB 25-13 dependent on a Sellita SW 510 (itself dependent on Valjoux 7750) adjusted by Montblanc to show the little seconds and 30-minute counter without the date highlight. An automatic development beating at 28,800vph, the force hold is of 48 hours for the focal hours, minutes and chronograph seconds, little seconds and 30-min slipped by time counter. The development is guaranteed by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500.
Strap and Price
The Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph Blue (ref. 126912) comes with a blue Sfumato calfskin cowhide lash made at Montblanc’s own personal Pelletteria in Florence. It has white sewing and is joined to the wrist with a steel triple-collapsing fasten. The cost will be around EUR 4,500 (to be affirmed). More subtleties at montblanc.com .