Montblanc's newest from the 1858 collection (named after the founding year of Minerva, a company that is today part of Montblanc.
A limited edition of 100 pieces in a 44mm rose gold case the watch can be characterized by its monopusher chronograph and large, 1930s pilot watch styling. The main feature of the watch (I assume at least, given that it is named after this utility) is the tachymeter. It can be found around the dial. From my understanding, to use the tachymeter you must know when you have travelled a mile. If you travel a mile in 9 seconds, for example, you would be going ~400mph. However, we must not ignore the most prominent feature of this new watch, the movement. Wonderfully decorated it almost reminds me of some Lange or Patek movements. The movement is the Montblanc Caliber M16.29 and is inspired by the original 17.29 calibre, a movement designed by Minerva in 1929. This watch will retail for $32,900. It is scheduled to hit stores in late fall 2015 (so basically anytime now). If you looking for something a little kinder on the wallet, the Ref. 113860 (a stainless steel watch also in the 1858 collection) is a LE of 858 pieces and will retail for a far lower $3,395.
Jake Fogarty is the founder of It's All About Watches and writer for most of what you will read here. If you want to contact me you can visit the contact and advertising page.
This website uses marketing and tracking technologies. Opting out of this will opt you out of all cookies, except for those needed to run the website. Note that some products may not work as well without tracking cookies.Opt Out of Cookies