1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition – 100 pieces

  • 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition - 100 pieces
  • 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition - 100 pieces
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1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition - 100 pieces


  • TRADITION TO CREATE LUXURY WATCHES. Switzerland is long the home of finest watchmaking traditions. In Montblanc’s Le Locle and Villeret Manufactures in the Swiss Alps, superbly intricate movements are crafted in house by master watchmakers to form the heart of every chronograph. Innovative complications and exquisite adornments are meticulously shaped with skill and dedication to perfect each watch. From hairspring and balance bearing to pallet fork, in over 300 hours of dedicated focus all the elements are brought into singular harmony, and with the first turn of its movement, a watch comes to life and a journey begins.

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The Story

The Montblanc 1858 product line is inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s which were conceived for military use and exploration. Reinterpreting these legendary timepieces, the Montblanc 1858 product line expresses the spirit of mountain exploration, embodying the modern trend of returning to nature. Housed in a 44 mm fully satinated bronze case, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 100 comes with a black lacquered dial paired with coloured elements that accentuate the vintage style while also providing excellent readability of the complications by both day and night. Like on the original timepiece, it features a telemeter scale that runs around the dial, which was a typical feature on the legendary Minerva chronographs. It also features a tachymeter (base 1000) at the centre of the dial in a colimaçon snail shape, which allows the user to measure a length of time up to three minutes instead of one minute as with a traditional chronograph scale around the dial. It is combined with a new complex “rattrapante” (split second) complication developed by the Montblanc engineers, which allows the user to measure intermediate times without interrupting the ongoing measurement of a longer elapsing time. The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 100 is equipped with the brand-new Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31 that features two column wheels, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. The movement takes its inspiration from the original Minerva calibre 17.29 developed in the 1930s, which was used for both pocket watches and wristwatches.

Specifications

Movement Type

    Manually wound monopusher split-seconds chronograph

Calibre

    Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M16.31

Balance

    Screw balance, Ø 14.5 mm; 59 mg.cm²

Power Reserve

    Approx. 50 hrs

No. of Components

    286 components

Frequency

    18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5 Hz)

Balance Spring

    With Phillips curve

Plate

    Rhodium-plated German silver, circular-grained on both sides, hand-chamfered edges

Bridges

    Rhodium-plated German silver, “Côtes de Genève”, recesses circular-grained on both sides, hand-chamfered edges

Going Train

    Wheels: gold-plated, circular-grained, chamfered, diamond hubs on both sides Pinions: polished faces and toothing, burnished pivots

Material

    Bronze

Dial

    Black lacquer dial with rose gold-coated Arabic numerals; Tachymeter and Telemeter scales

Bezel

    Fixed, bronze

Sapphire Crystal

    Domed glass box with anti-reflective coating

Crown

    Non-screw crown, 1 O-ring, bronze

Hands

    Luminescent 18 K rose gold-coated hours and minutes hands; 18 K rose gold-coated chronograph seconds hand, white split-seconds hand; rose gold-coated counters hands

Height

    14.55 mm

Diameter

    44 mm

Water Resistant

    3 bar (30 m)

Colour

    Black

Clasp/Buckle

    Bronze-coated stainless steel pin buckle

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