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New Release: Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100

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by Peter Chong on October 26, 2017

Montblanc presents a new edition of the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter perfectly combining a case
made of a special bronze alloy with a brand-new salmon-coloured dial.

 

 

The aesthetics are interesting. Inspired by the vintage historical Minerva chronographs of the 1930s, the new watch looks like one is staring at a watch being offered in an auction. Albeit, one in immaculate pristine condition.

 

The Caliber 16.29.

At the heart of the timepiece lies the traditional manual monopusher chronograph, the MB M16.29, with a column wheel mechanism, horizontal coupling, chronograph bridge in a “V” shape and a large screwed balance wheel with a frequency of 18,000 semi oscillations per hour.

 

Designed in a large “pocket watch” style, the calibre MB M16.29 has been inspired by the original Minerva calibre 17.29, developed for pocket watches and wristwatches in the 1930s. It features hand-made Côtes de Genève stripes, circular graining and red gold-coloured components,
offering a look that matches perfectly the bronze alloy and the salmon-coloured dial. As with all the historical calibres, one of the movement’s components is shaped into the form of the Minerva arrow (what collectors call the “Devil’s Tail”) to pay tribute to the Manufacture’s heritage.

 

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The watch is delivered with a vintage cognac-aged alligator strap made by the artisans at the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence and fitted with a satin-finish bronzeplated buckle.

The Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100 has been rigorously tested by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500

Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100

 

Prices: SGD 41,600.00 (with GST) EUR 27.500,00 (before taxes)

Ref. 117064
Movement Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M16.29
Type of movement Manually wound monopusher chronograph with tachymeter scale
Chronograph Monopusher with column-wheel and horizontal coupling

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Dimensions Diameter = 38.4 mm; height = 6.3 mm
Number of components 252
Number of rubies 22
Power reserve Approx. 50 hours
Balance Screw balance, diameter = 14.5 mm; moment of inertia = 59 mgcm²
Frequency 18,000 A/h (2.5 Hz)
Hairspring With Phillips terminal curve

Plate Red gold-plated (4N) German silver with circular graining on both sides
Bridges Red gold-plated (4N) German silver with “Côtes de Genève”
Going-train Gold-plated, faceted arms, diamond polished surfaces
Displays Hours and minutes from the center
Small seconds at “9 o’clock”
Chronograph’s elapsed-seconds hand from the dial’s center
Counter for 30 elapsed minutes at “3 o’clock”
Tachymeter scale

Habillage Case Special alloy of bronze
Crystal Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire and antireflective crystal
Back Screwed titanium bronze-plated case back with inset pane of sapphire
crystal & special engraving Unique Piece – Only Watch ’17
Dimensions Diameter = 44 mm; height = 13.15 mm
Watertightness 3 bar
Crown Bronze with Montblanc emblem in raised relief
Pusher Monopusher chronograph integrated into the crown
Dial Salmon-coloured dial with beige Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova®
coating, 18K red gold-plated luminescent hour-hand and minute-hand,
blued chronograph and second hands, historical Montblanc emblem at 12
o’clock, tachymeter scale on the external part of the dial
Wristband Vintage cognac-aged alligator-skin with beige stitching and satin-finish
bronze-plated buckle
Limited Edition Limited Edition of 100 pieces
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500
(* Super-LumiNova® is not a trademark owned by Montblanc)

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