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Montblanc - New 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition Watch

Montblanc New 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition Watch

The brand unveils a new 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition watch in partnership with Hodinkee.

Montblanc and Hodinkee join forces to launch the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition of 25 pieces, marking a new collaboration. Paying tribute to the Minerva heritage, this vintage special edition combines a stainless steel case, a distinctive dial and the Manufacture Chronograph MB M13.21, all of which are inspired by the historical Minerva Chronograph Caliber 13.20 of 36 mm from the 1930s.

Paying tribute to the original wristwatch and professional aesthetic, special attention has been paid to the dial to offer a distinctive vintage-looking timepiece. This limited edition of 25 pieces features a black lacquered dial paired with a contrasting light-beige-colored tachymeter scale on its outer part, in keeping with the historical chronograph. This color scheme accentuates the vintage inspiration while also providing readability and performance. Staying true to the original timepiece, the dial has two counters, one for the small seconds at nine o'clock and a chronograph 30-minute counter at three o'clock. These two counters are slightly lower than the dial, providing greater contrast.

New 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition Watch

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition for Hodinkee © Montblanc

This special edition also highlights the design codes taken from the 1930’s Minerva chronograph, including the original shape of the hands with their cloisonné decoration filled with Super-LumiNova®, luminescent Arabic numerals, and the original Montblanc logo from the time, with its historical font and emblem of the Mont Blanc Mountain in the centre.

The caliber of the timepiece also pays tribute to the historical Minerva chronograph equipped with the caliber 13.20. In the 1920s, the Manufacture invented one of the first manually-wound monopusher chronographs specially developed for wristwatches, marking a new chapter in the Manufacture's history. The caliber MB M13.21 is the direct heir of the 13.20, and, like its predecessor, features the same iconic V-shape bridge, column wheel, horizontal clutch coupling and a large balance wheel with 18 screws beating at the traditional frequency of 2.5 hz / 18,000 A/H. Moreover, the M13.21 brings the 13.20 lineage to a highlevel of high watchmaking hand-finishing and manufacture mastery. The caliber MB M13.21 is particularly beautiful thanks to its handcrafted traditional finishings such as Côtes de Genève, inner angles, circular graining and bevelling – as well as its fine details such as the Minerva arrow on the chronograph “blocker” and the chronograph bridge shaped in the form of a “V”, whose design was protected in 1912.

New 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition Watch

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition for Hodinkee © Montblanc

An engraving stating “Limited Edition for Hodinkee” can be found on the case back and a sapphire crystal reveals the beauty of the Montblanc Manufacture Monopusher Chronograph Caliber MB M13.21 beneath. Completing the overall design is a matching brown Sfumato alligator strap that has been hand-crafted by the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence or with a special Hodinkee Bedford one in Olive Green. This special edition timepiece is water resistant to 100 meters and is certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500. The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition for Hodinkee is produced in a limited run of 25 pieces.

New 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition Watch

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Limited Edition for Hodinkee © Montblanc

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