Montblanc x SIHH
“We are combining the robust vintage look with a mountaineering concept” – Nicolas Baretzki, CEO Montblanc
After dominating the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, Montblanc took a more rugged approach at SIHH this week; taking it to the mountains. Taking inspiration from mountain climbing, hiking and the great outdoors the new anniversary 1858 series features functions and accents that will be useful to hikers, climbers and those who love basking in mother nature.
The new Montblanc 1858 watches start from a few thousand and go up significantly depending on functionality. The watches come with features that suit those who love walks in the woods, think water resistance, anti-glare crystals and added functions like a compass or chronograph. At the top end of the collection sits the Montblanc 1858 Pocket Watch LE 100 with a mechanical movement and built-in compass. It’s worth noting that there will only be 100 pieces of this 60mm timepiece made.
As well as the all encompassing, Montblanc showcases a green monopusher chronograph, the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE100. With a rich green strap and dial it is contrasted by tan numerals and hands coated with Super Luminova for easy night reading and visibility in adverse mountain weather conditions.
There are also more entry level watches in the Montblanc 1858 collecti, including the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere LE 1600.This watch is a world time complication showing both the Northern and Southern hemispheres on the dial. The second time zone may come in useful for contacting people on the other side of the planet when mountain climbing. The watch is sized at 42mm with a ceramic bezxel and mechanical movement with a case back paying tribute to The 7 summits challenge. There’s also more playful features like the highest peak of each continent engraved on the outer edge of the case back.