The Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph combines pure aesthetics with functionality and boasts the precision of chronographic functions. As a first, the Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph introduces bi-pushers to the line to activate the chronograph. Its 42 mm case has undergone both polished and satin finishing and comes with a sapphire crystal glass box, highlighting the robustness and contemporary look of the watch. Engraved on the case back are a compass, two crossed ice pickaxes and the emblematic Mont Blanc mountain – the iconic peak that has inspired the Maison since its founding. The black dial provides an elegant backdrop for the bi-compass counters positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock, reminiscent of Minerva’s historic chronographs.
The Montblanc 1858 collection finds its inspiration in the world of mountain exploration. Boasting high accuracy, legibility and robustness for use in extreme conditions, it is a reinterpretation of the Minerva pocket watches and chronographs from the 1920s and 1930s that were meant for mountaineers and the military.