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The limited edition Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter retraces some of its iconic nuances from the 1930s

With its origins deeply rooted in the culture of handwriting, Montblanc continues to assert its cultural commitment and manufactures yet another striking timepiece, Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter, that continues to personify the brand’s ingenuity

Oct 24, 2017 | By Andrea Sim

The limited edition Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter is inspired by the original Minerva calibre 17.29 in the 1930s

The limited edition Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter is the latest to enter vintage watch segment. Available only in 100 pieces, the outstanding Chronograph timepiece with tasteful aesthetic is designed exclusively in mind for watch collectors who have a fondness for vintage style.

The Limited Edition Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter recalls 1930s nuances

This top-version of the vintage Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter has the honour of being selected as the watch model to pay tribute to its manufacture’s heritage and celebrate the success of the Minerva chronographs descendants that were constructed from the 1930s.

To understand Mont Blanc’s vigorous enthusiasm, strong regard of esprit de corp and devotion shown throughout the whole of its watchmaking history to how the marque has evolved with its generations of owners from 1906 till today, speaks testament of the iconic Montblanc Emblem, which has become the ultimate seal of performance, innovation, quality and expression of style.

Guided by the same pioneering spirit, the current generation master artisans still painstakingly ply the craft and portray the same spirit of their predecessors. And what reveals is another showcase of one-of-its-kind timepiece, encapsulating the pinnacle of luxury in its groundbreaking design with latest technology and the consistent use of genuine material to complete the masterpiece to charm even the world’s most discerning watch wearers.

Red gold-plated (4N) German silver with circular graining on both sides

Drawing eyes to the limited edition Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter, it is designed in a large “pocket watch” style, inspired by the original Minerva calibre 17.29, seen in pocket watches and wristwatches back in the 1930s.

This exotic marvel features a case made from bronze alloy that frames the salmon-coloured dial, complementing the hand-made Côtes de Genève stripes, circular graining and 18K red gold-plated luminescent hour-hand and minute-hand, and blued chronograph and second hands.

Adding to the sleek and realistic appeal is the beige Arabic numerals and historical Montblanc emblem at 12 o’clock, including the tachymetre scale on the external part of the dial. Completing the flawless look is the vintage cognac-aged alligator strap, which is handmade at the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence and fitted with a satin-finish bronze plated buckle.

The vintage Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter is perhaps another range of impressive watches marrying the two styles of Mont Blanc’s Swiss artisanal watchmaking and brand heritage that truly reflect Mont Blanc’s ingenuity.

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