The Montblanc 1858 Product Line: Capturing the Spirit of Mountain Exploration

The Montblanc 1858 line features sporty vintage timepieces inspired by the trend for reconnecting to nature and the Montblanc heritage. Design and product codes take their inspiration from Minerva 1920s and 30s military chronographs. In 2020, we are presenting a new blue theme capsule, as a nod to glaciers and snowy-mountain environments.

Montblanc timepieces continue the legacy of over 160 years of Minerva’s history in fine watchmaking exploration such as the Montblanc 1858 line, linking the past and the present through design, style and technical innovation.

Precise, legible and robust for use in extreme conditions, the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 30s were conceived for military use and exploration. Reinterpreting these historic timepieces, Montblanc continues the success story with the introduction of new models, which showcase a new blue and icy white aesthetic combined with a mix of materials such as titanium and ceramic in three levels of craftsmanship:

  • High-end watchmaking with in-house hairsprings and hand-finishing – The 1858 Split Second Chronograph watch executed with a gradated blue grand Feu enamel dial and grade 5 titanium.
  • Iconic complications that are manufactured and assembled in-house – The 1858 Geosphere watch that comes with a blue dial and contrasting icy white luminescent elements.
  • The core collection in two blue executions with a new aesthetic that includes a fluted stainless steel bezel highlighted with a blue ceramic inlay and engraved cardinal points coated with Super-LumiNova®.


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