Inspired by a Montblanc timepiece created in the 1930s, the brand new Limited Edition 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter is the latest watch to enter the vintage watch segment. Baroque Access finds out all about Montblanc’s latest creation
There are only 100 of these exquisite Montblanc timepieces that were inspired by the original Minerva caliber 17.29 that was created almost 90 years ago. This brand new model from Montblanc is an exceptional Chronograph timepiece with a tasteful aesthetic that was designed exclusively for watch collectors who enjoy the vintage style.
It pays tribute to Montblanc’s heritage and celebrates the success of the luxury brand’s original Minerva chronographs that were built from the 1930s onwards. Montblanc’s watchmaking history started in 1906 and the brand is synonymous with performance, innovation, quality and the way in which it expresses style in all of its products. This philosophy and signature has been taken into account when creating this new limited edition set of 100 timepieces.
Using their meticulous craftsmanship in the same spirit as their predecessors, the master artisans at Montblanc have created a one-of-a-kind timepiece that signifies the pinnacle of luxury not only in the watches’ innovative design using the latest technology, but also in the consistent use of genuine materials. The new iteration perfectly marries the style of Montblanc’s Swiss artisanal watch-making history and brand heritage, making it a true reflection of the brand’s ingenuity and expertise.
The Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter is designed to resemble a large pocket watch – this was inspired by the original Minerva calibre 17.29 that was popular in both pocket and wrist watches in the 1930s. The new model features a watchcase created from bronze alloy that frames the salmon-hued dial. This complements the hand-created Côtes de Genève stripes as well as the circular graining and 18-karat red gold-plated luminescent hour hand and minute hand as well as the blue chronograph and second hands.
The beige color used for the Arabic numerals adds to the timepieces’ sleek, realistic appeal. The signature Montblanc emblem is located at 12 o’clock and the vintage cognac-aged alligator watch straps, handmade at the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence, each boast a satin-finish bronze-plated buckle.