On the evening of November 10, 2016, the world’s top horological feast and the Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), known as the ‘Oscars in the Watch Industry’, were presented at Léman, Geneva, Switzerland The theater solemnly announced the final ownership of the major authority awards in 2016. Montblanc 1858 series chronograph blue limited edition (limited to 100 pieces) won the ‘Best Chronograph’ award.
2016 GPHG Best Chronograph
Montblanc 1858 series speed chronograph blue limited edition (limited to 100 pieces) Model: U0114086
Montblanc 1858 series speed chronograph blue limited edition (limited to 100 pieces). The single-button chronograph from the 1930s is inspired by a series of retro design elements. It is equipped with one of the most exquisite masterpieces of the Villeret factory — —MB M16.29 manual chronograph movement, equipped with column wheel and horizontal disc clutch, reproduces the spirit of technological innovation in the 1930s, while inheriting the traditional Swiss watchmaking process and the long accumulation of Montblanc Villeret , Giving classic timepieces a new modern style, is undoubtedly a tribute to Menela’s past masterpieces.
This chronograph incorporates a number of vintage elements: the coaxial button crown is inspired by Menela’s early crown and features a grooved design that is easy to hold; the elegant dark blue dial with white luminous displays of Arabic numerals and The track-type minute scale is very historical. The small seconds dial and 30-minute timer are embedded at 9 and 3 o’clock, respectively. The Montblanc logo that has been in use since the beginning of the new millennium is impressive. The church-style large hands are decorated with cloisonne and coated with SuperLumiNova® white luminous coating. Reproduce the fine watchmaking style of the Minerva era. At the same time, Montblanc has also given this classic timepiece a new modern look: a 44mm diameter stainless steel case with widening lugs, so that the overall proportion is consistent with the original model; the dial is added with a speed scale to calculate the driving speed. The blue alligator leather strap gives this watch a retro look.
Montblanc 1858 series chronograph blue limited edition (limited to 100 pieces) uses a single-button chronograph. Its movement structure is the same as the 17.29 pocket watch movement designed by Minerva in 1929. Through the transparent sapphire crystal back of the watch, the ‘V’ chronograph wheel splint, which has become one of the signatures of Minerva timepieces since 1912, and the arrow-shaped hammers commonly found in modern Montblanc / Merva movements are clear visible. In addition, the movement is also equipped with a large screw fine adjustment balance and a ‘gooseneck fine adjustment’ device. The movement contains a total of 252 components, a vibration frequency of 2.5 Hz, and a power reserve of up to 50 hours.