Montblanc Introduces The Expanded 1858 Timepieces at SIHH 2019
Inspired by the spirit of mountain exploration, Montblanc reveals the new Montblanc 1858 timepieces which gets closer to nature with bronze cases and khaki green dials
Inspired by the world of mountain exploration, the Montblanc 1858 introduces a new khaki-green colour that enhances its connection to nature. A reinterpretation of the historic timepieces of Minerva from the 1920s and 1930s which are originally made for extreme conditions during military and exploration, the new Montblanc 1858 timepieces capture the spirit of the past in a modern way combining a vintage bronze case enriched with aluminium and innovative, highly functional in-house complications, while still maintaining the precise, legible and robust characteristics.
This year’s SIHH marks the arrival of four new 1858 editions: Two new 1858 Automatic models, a 1858 Chronograph and a 1858 Geosphere. The two new 1858 Automatic models come in a choice of a full-bronze 40mm case paired with a khaki-green dial, or a steel case with a black dial. Elsewhere, the new 1858 Chronograph comes in a 42mm full bronze case with khaki-green dial, providing an ideal backdrop for the bi-compax counters. Finally, the 1858 Geosphere, which is dedicated to the world’s Seven Summit mountaineering challenge, the holy grail of mountaineering adventures, is now also available in the adorable bronze and khaki colour scheme.
The polished and satin-finished bronze cases feature slim bevelled horns while the case back is crafted from titanium featuring a bronze colour coating. The case back is also engraved with the emblematic Mont Blanc mountain, a compass and two crossed ice pick-axes, paying homage to the spirit of mountain exploration. Other details include fluted crowns that recall those on period timepieces and robust, domed, sapphire crystal glass boxes that highlight the vintage look of each watch.
In order to guarantee the performance, all the Montblanc 1858 models undergo over 500 hours of simulated wear, with specific testing and controls under extreme conditions. Ensuring maximum performance in all environments, the Automatic, Chronograph and Geosphere models are also water-resistant up to 100 metres deep. Trusted companions for fearless adventurers and outdoor explorers, these timepieces are designed for modern-day explorers who set their own challenges, express their own personal style, live authentic lifestyles and find harmony with nature to reach new heights in life.