Montblanc’s vintage style

Montblanc’s watchmaking expertise goes back to 1858, the year Minerva was founded in Villeret, Switzerland. Over the past decade, Montblanc has been exploring Minerva’s incredible heritage, finding inspiration in historical functions, mechanics and design codes.

Paying tribute to the iconic Minerva chronographs from the 1930s, the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100 captures the spirit of Montblanc’s past in a contemporary yet vintage way with a 44-mm case made of bronze.

Through this alloy, Montblanc combines traditional Swiss artisanal watchmaking with a genuine material from horological history. Particular attention has been paid to researching the perfect alloy of bronze that will evolve with its owner by developing its own patina over the years.

For the first time, the timepiece comes with a retro-vintage dial in a salmon hue, featuring a sunray finishing reminiscent of historical Minerva timepieces that had dials of this distinctive color. Completing the design, the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100 features large, historical luminescent cathedral-shaped hands with a cloisonné design.