Watches & Wonders 2021: MONTBLANC

We are big fans of the 1858 Montblanc here, there is no doubt about it. This year’s line-up is quite special, as it is influenced by the Gobi desert and for us the desert is big part of the nature in the region. Have a look and let us know what you think.

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition 1858

The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere is one of the key icons of the Montblanc 1858 line with its two distinctive domed turning hemisphere globes and in-house worldtime complication. Inspired by the explorations of legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, Montblanc unveils the new Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition 1858 that pays tribute to his five-week solo trek across the Gobi desert in 2004.

Reproducing the rocky terrain colour scheme, the timepiece harmoniously combines a satin-finished bronze case with a special engraving on the case back, a bi-directional shiny brown ceramic bezel, a smoked brown and beige lacquered dial, and a matching vintage-brown Sfumato calf strap.  

Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition 100

Montblanc presents the new Heritage Manufacture Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition 100 that indicates the hours, minutes, day, date, month, moonphase, and leap year in an extremely legible way thanks to its large counters at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.

This year, it comes in a new aesthetic with a brown colour scheme that goes from the dial to the strap. Launched two years ago, the perpetual calendar complication took three years to develop due to the complexity of the function.

Montblanc Heritage Pythagore Small Second Limited Edition 148

Montblanc takes the best vintage cues from Minerva’s rich past to create timepieces for today. Two models in 18 K rose or white gold are being unveiled with new distinctive colour dials. They feature the Minerva secret signature and are equipped with the new Manufacture calibre MB M14.08 with geometrical shapes that recall the historical Pythagore movement.

The Montblanc Star Legacy Metamorphosis Limited Edition 8

Montblanc unveils the Montblanc Star Legacy Metamorphosis Limited Edition 8 in a sparkling blue colour. This innovative timepiece literally transforms itself by revealing two different faces. A number of fine watchmaking complications come into play, which are driven by the hand-crafted Manufacture calibre MB M67.60, a highly complicated movement.

The mechanism is activated by a sliding lever on the side of the case (similar to that of a minute repeater mechanism) that is connected to a dial. It is comprised of a fixed part and moveable shutters, which can be opened and closed depending on the desired face.

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100

Inspired by the 46 mm Minerva military monopusher chronograph from the 1930s, the new limited edition pays tribute to the origins of the Manufacture. The timepiece goes beyond a simple re-edition, keeping key elements of the original model while integrating vintage twists.

Equipped with the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.29, the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins features a 46 mm case made of a special alloy of bronze, a distinctive “officer” case back, a vintage black dial with beige elements, and a matching brown Sfumato alligator strap.

Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18

Reinterpreting a 46 mm Minerva historical military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with the original calibre 19-09CH,  the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a case made of an innovative 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a distinctive gold-coloured dial with contrasting green elements and a matching vintage green nubuck calf strap – an harmony of colour making this timepiece unique.

Is this the last adventure of the 1858?