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SIHH 2018: Montblanc - 1858 Geosphere

In 2007 Montblanc's watchmaking expertise was further enhanced by the creation of the Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie in Villeret, in the Bernese Jura, Switzerland, a foundation dedicated to classical fine watchmaking and the upholding of traditional skills and special complications, which followed the acquisition by Swiss luxury goods group Richemont of the Fabrique d'Horlogerie Minerva SA founded in 1858 and its exceptional watchmaking know-how.


Upholding the extraordinary Minerva legacy and paying tribute to 160 years of fine watchmaking history, these horological achievements have become the inspiration for the development of the new Montblanc 1858 timepieces.

One of the highlights of the new collection presented at SIHH 2018 is the 1858 Geosphere, a watch that was designed for world explorers and those who have the same spirit.


The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere is dedicated to the world’s Seven Summit mountaineering challenge, the holy grail of mountaineering adventures where climbers set out to ascend the highest mountains from each continent. The Seven Summits challenge is recognized as the most difficult mountaineering quest worldwide and only 500 athletes have achieved the mission to date.

Powered by the 4Hz (28,800 vph) calibre  MB 29.25,  this model features a worldtime complication with two turning domed hemisphere globes, which make a full rotation in 24 hours. The northern hemisphere at 12 o’clock turns anti-clockwise, while the southern hemisphere turns clockwise. They are both surrounded by a scale with the 24 time zones, along with a day/night indication in contrasting colours. The longitude reference meridian for both hemispheres is highlighted with a white line coated with Super-LumiNova.


Additionally, a second time zone display is located at nine o'clock and a date (linked to the local time) is indicated in an aperture at three o'clock.

The world’s Seven summits are marked on the globes with red dots, enhancing the spirit of mountain exploration.  They are also engraved on the case back along with the unique drawing of the Mont Blanc mountain, a compass and two crossed ice pick-axes. Super-LumiNova has also been applied to the continents for increased visibility and performance at night.


The black dial of the Montblanc 1858 features contrasting colours with the addition of rhodium-coated or red gold-coated elements, depending on the models. The watch includes all the design codes from the 1858 collection with beige luminescent Arabic numerals and indexes, the authentic Montblanc logo from the 1930s, domed and resized cathedral-shaped hands, as well as a railway track that all come together in this highly legible, vintage-inspired timepiece.


The timepiece comes in two versions, with a 42 mm stainless steel case or a limited edition bronze case. Both feature polished and satin-finishing as well as vintage fluted crowns with the Montblanc emblem in relief.  A new bidirectional stainless steel or bronze bezel with shiny black ceramic completes the design. The bezel is also fluted on the flank for a better grip and features the four cardinal points which have been engraved.

The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere is water resistant to 100 metres and is certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500.


It comes on a choice of a high-quality black “NATO” strap, a cognac-coloured aged calfskin strap with beige stitching or a new brown Sfumato aged calf leather Bund strap with beige stitching, reminiscent of historical Minerva timepieces from the 1920s and 1930s that were equipped with this kind of strap and that were ideal for military use and mountain exploration.  The Bronze series is limited to 1858 pieces, paying tribute to the year of foundation of the Minerva Manufacture.



The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition 1858 (ref. 117840) has a price of Euro 5,190. montblanc.com



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One of the highlights of the new collection presented at SIHH 2018 is the 1858 Geosphere, a watch that was designed for world explorators and those who have the same spirit. The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere is dedicated to the world’s Seven Summit mountaineering challenge. The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition 1858 (ref. 117840) has a price of Euro 5,190.
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