In the 1920s, Minerva succeeded in developing an hand-wound monopusher chronograph movement, calibre MB 13.20. The achievement broke the situation that the dualpusher chronograph movement dominated the chronograph watchmaking field, and and it opened the new chapter and left an indelible mark. To 2018, to celebrate Minerva’s 160th anniversary, MontBlanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition at SIHH 2018 is a new interpretation of the antique Monopusher Chronograph. MontBlanc Monopusher Chronograph Ref.117834 pays homage to Minerva calibre 13.20. Green dial and tone-to-tone crocodile skin bracelet reflect vintage scents, and the green dial produces gradient effect in the sun. The touch of green is like the moss growing in Minerva, bearing high readability and aesthetics. Just at first glance, you are impressed deeply.
40mm×12.15mm steel case, whose surface is treated by mirror-effect polishing and satin finishing. Two kinds of superficial effect are attractive from different angles. Especially, satin-finished sides prevent scratches. The designs for a fluted crown in vintage style and domed sapphire crystal pays tribute to antique timepieces. The polished side of the crown is engraved with a hexagram star showing the brand image. The sun-brushed green dial shows a gradient appeal from the center to periphery. The designed for antique yellow Arabic number hour markers shifting from fluorescent green is surprised by visitors. Tachymeter and two sub-dials bear track-typed scales. Cathedral-styled central hands and a white chronograph hand stand out. Many details for green dial echo to the features of antique chronograph timepieces. Hour markers and hands coated with Super-LumiNova® guarantee high readability in dark situation. The 1930-influenced brand identity is below 12 O’clock, and the central Mont Blanc stands out. “Calibre MB M13.21” at 6 O’clock tells us the movement originating from Calibre MB13.20.
Calibre MB M13.21 can be appreciated throughout sapphire case back, which is a frank vision of Minerva fine watchmaking crafts. Calibre MB M13.21 on basis of Calibre MB 13.20 is a hand-wound mechanical movement, whose structure and decoration show aesthetic design and MontBlanc’s fine watchmaking technology. It proves that MontBlanc becomes more and more professional in the watchmaking field. The movement is mainly fitted with column wheel, aclinic clutch device and Philips terminal curve hairspring, featuring 18,000 vibration frequency (2.5HZ) and 55 hour power reserve. What’s more, it has been certified by MONTBLANC LABORATORY TEST 500, and quality is guaranteed. Green crocodile skin strap made in MontBlanc Pelletteria located in Florence, Italy echoes to the vintage green dial.
By comparing to dualpusher chronograph wristwatches, MoantBlanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph 117834 is more convenient and more distinctive. More designs for vintage details make it stand out. MontBlanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph is limited to 100 pieces across the world. Don’t miss it.