For SIHH 2018 Montblanc introduced the 1858 Collection (you can read more here). Part of that collection, the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100 pays tribute to the historical Minerva monopusher chronograph calibre 13.20, specially developed in 1920 for use in a wristwatch.

Minerva monopusher chronograph
‍Minerva monopusher chronograph

This timepiece is the epitome of vintage chronograph design with its 40 mm stainless steel case. Reinforcing the vintage look, the timepiece features an original smoked green dial and matching green alligator strap with beige stitching that comes from the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence. Reminiscent of the iconic Minerva chronographs, the dial features a bi-compax dial with a small second counter at nine o'clock, a chronograph 30-minute counter at three o'clock and a tachymeter scale on the outer part of the dial.

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph
Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph

Like the other timepieces in the collection, the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100 features a domed sapphire crystal glass box, resized and rounded cathedral- shaped hands with SuperLumiNova®, luminescent Arabic numerals and the historical Montblanc logo. On the case back, the sapphire crystal reveals the beauty of the Montblanc Manufacture monopusher chronograph Calibre MB M13.21, composed of a large balance wheel with 18 screws beating at the traditional frequency of 18,000 A/H, a column wheel and horizontal coupling. This high-end, hand-finished movement features the iconic V-shaped chronograph bridge, whose design was protected in 1912, along with the iconic Minerva arrow decorated by hand.

The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100 is water resistant to 100 meters and is certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500.

Montblanc Watch Vintage Chronograph
‍Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100

Ident. 117834

Movement: MB M13.21

Type of movement: Manually wound monopusher chronograph with tachymeter scale Chronograph: Monopusher with column-wheel and horizontal coupling

Dimensions: Diameter = 29.50 mm; height = 6.40 mm

Number of components: 239

Number of rubies: 22

Power reserve: Approx. 55 hours

Balance: Screw balance, diameter = 11.40 mm; moment of inertia = 26 mgcm2

Frequency: 18,000 A/h (2.5 Hz)

Hairspring: With Phillips terminal curve

Plate: Rhodium-coated German silver with circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges

Bridges: Rhodium-coated German silver with “Côtes de Genève”, circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges

Going-train: Gold-coated, circular grained, chamfered, diamond hubs on both sides

Displays: Hours and minutes from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock, Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre 30-elapsed minute-counter at 3 o’clock, tachymeter scale

Montblanc Chronograph Movement
Montblanc MB M13.21


Case: Stainless steel with slim curved horns featuring polished and satin finishing

Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire glass box with antireflective coating

Back: Sapphire crystal  

Dimensions: Diameter = 40 mm; height = 12.15 mm

Watertightness: 10 bar (100 m)

Crown: Stainless steel fluted with Montblanc emblem in relief

Pusher: Monopusher chronograph at 2 o’clock

Dial: Smoked green, rhodium-coated luminescent cathedral-shaped hour- and minute-hands, white chronograph and second hands, tachymeter scale on the external part of the dial historical Montblanc logo at 12 o’clock

Wristband: Green alligator leather coming from the Montblanc Pelletteria Florence, Italy with a stainless steel pin buckle

Limited Edition: 100

The price for the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph is €28,000.

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