The Dawning Of A Second Bronze Age At Montblanc Replica

Launching today at the SIHH Geneva, Montblanc seals the vintage spirit of the replica montblanc 1858 collection watch for time immemorial inside bronze cases.

The new Montblanc 1858 Collection is deliberately made to look old, reflecting the growing trend for retro and vintage-styled watches. Three new references – a chronograph with tachymeter, a dual time and an automatic watch – bolster the 1858 collection with their vintage credentials on display, fortified by bronze cases.

As serious about watchmaking as its famous pens, Montblanc is a relative newcomer to the watchmaking scene and didn’t start making watches until 1997. More recently, in 2006, Montblanc went one step further in its determination to become a serious player on the imitation montblanc watch front and acquired the legendary Swiss watch manufacture Minerva, along with all its historical patina and manufacturing prowess dating back to 1858.

Swiss Montblanc 1858 Collection
Swiss Montblanc 1858 Collection

Davide Cerrato, the man who breathed life back into Tudor watches and gave the brand serious street cred among a new generation of watch buyers, is now behind Montblanc’s watch division, and it’s plain to see.

Montblanc’s 1858 Collection takes its design cues from historical references of the 1930s made by the Minerva manufacture. The large cathedral hands, Arabic numerals, vintage onion crowns and classic minute railway tracks on the dial are all in keeping with the spirit of Minerva’s historical watches. Another nice touch is the retrieval of Montblanc’s original logo from the 1930s. Representing the Mont Blanc Mountain, the typography and illustration take me back to the pages of a Tin Tin adventure.

To underscore the vintage soul of the watches, the cases are made from a unique alloy of bronze and steel that will develop an attractive patina over the years. A material from the annals of watchmaking history, bronze is more often associated with historical maritime clocks and instruments, but has resurfaced of late as a fashionable case material.

The vintage appeal of the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter is reinforced with a bronze case housing a traditional manual monopusher chronograph movement.

Fake Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter
Fake Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter

The Minerva manufacture was renowned for its chronograph movements and the fake Montblanc 1858 Chronograph tachymeter, above, pays homage to this complication with a traditional manual monopusher chronograph movement.

The chronograph indications are displayed via a red-tipped central chronograph seconds hand and a minutes counter at 3 o’clock, while a classic tachymeter scale (used to calculate average speed or measure distance travelled) runs around the dial.

The 44mm bronze case is complemented by a champagne dial with sunray finishing and, as with all the watches in the new collection, the cathedral hands are filled with beige SuperLumiNova compounding the vintage aesthetic of the watches.
Montblanc’s vintage-style 1858 Automatic Dual Time watch with a black dial comes with a useful dual-time complication for travellers.

My favourite model is the Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time, above.  With its powerful black dial, the watch comes with a useful dual-time or GMT complication for travellers.

montblanc 1858 automatic dual time replica watch
montblanc 1858 automatic dual time replica watch

When travelling to a different time zone, the main hour and minute hands are set to local time while the second hour hand –skeletonised to distinguish it from the main hand – is used to indicate home time. To avoid confusion, the day/night indicator located under 12 o’clock is connected to home time hand and the date window at 6 o’clock is connected to local time.

With a price tag of €3,490, the swiss Montblanc 1858 Automatic, below, is going to fly off the shelf. Like its brothers, the 44mm Automatic model shares all the vintage trims and is fitted with an in-house automatic movement. The only difference is that the caseback is sealed and features an engraving of the Minerva Manufacture in Villeret. All three watches are presented on leather straps made by Montblanc’s very own Pelleteria in Florence and are fastened with bronze-plated buckles.

Hands-On Skeleton Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Replica Watches

You can tell by the title that this Montblanc replica watch Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar has a lot going for it. The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Skeleton Sapphire Dial replica watch is an aesthetic tour de force, but is it all that it appears to be at first glance? What you can see through the sapphire display back above is the movement-side of a Sellita SW300 calibre (basically an ETA 2892 equivalent). It has the name, the look, the complication-clout, but does it tickle the purists’ collective fancy, or fall short because of one highly contentious fact: The movement is not an in-house product.

With this reliable workhorse as a base, the best fake Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Skeleton Sapphire Dial fake watch utilises a complicated dial-side module from Dubois Depraz. Both Sellita and Dubois Depraz have a long history of providing proprietary products for luxury brands, with many of the non-Swatch Group conglomerates and independents relying on their expertise and willingness to do business. Classics such as the old Breitling Navitimer used Dubois Depraz modules, and industry stalwarts like TAG Heuer are happy to use Sellita-made movements in their more affordable pieces. And so I think it’s fair to say that  watch collectors and aficionados alike would be comfortable buying a three-hander or a chronograph for a few thousand if it featured this combination of calibre creators, but does that translate directly into the realms of high-end complications?

replica montblanc perpetual calendar watches
replica montblanc perpetual calendar watches

It’s a nice trick I’ve not seen before and, given that the moonphase is my favorite complication to look at, I find it incredibly positive.At 12 o’clock, we can see the month and leap year displayed; at 3, we have the date; at 9, the day; and at 6 o’clock, there’s a lovely moonphase that makes the most of the moon-disc by using concentric lines to obscure the area of the wheel that would normally be covered entirely.

What I mean by this is that the complication should justify the price of a copy watch; the price should not justify the complication.

Ignoring for a moment the aesthetic merits (or demerits if you object to sapphire dials) of this watch, perpetual calenders tend to be the fodder of the very upmost levels of haute horlogerie. The justifiable reason for this is clearly the fact that a perpetual calendar is an exceptionally difficult thing to make, not because the the replica watches that feature perpetual calendars are expensive.

Therefore, if a perpetual calendar can be made at a lower cost to the brand by utilising a new manufacturing process, by outsourcing the more esoteric elements of creation, or by any other means available to it, it should be acceptable for that brand to offer the swiss cheap watch to customers at a lower retail price. That’s what we’re seeing here with the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Skeleton Sapphire Dial Watch. It’s not cheap, per se, but it is a lot cheaper than one might expect for a watch featuring so many saleable quirks.

There’s nothing particularly in-your-face about this imitation montblanc watch. I really like the “floating” sub-dials, that maintain the overall clarity of this timepiece without detracting from the movement. Amazingly for a perpetual calendar, this replica watch is just 10.27mm thick! Its 18 karat red gold exterior marks it a luxury piece, but its styling is so timeless and versatile, it has the potential to mix well with a variety of outfits. The growing trend for sapphire dials has been taken and run with in the design process of this piece. It addition to the high price of most perpetual calendars, there is sometimes a tendency to “jazz them up.At 39mm, this replica watch is very wearable.

Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar sapphire copy watch
Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar sapphire copy watch

Another thing I never liked about skeleton replica watches was the plainness of the functions available to them. Without the possibility of sub-dials, there was little but the movement itself to entertain the eye. By employing sapphire as an invisible base-layer, as much or as little of the movement can be revealed without having to sacrifice any of the functionality. Additionally, this technique would enable designers to hide less attractive parts of the movement, even if they are isolated and would have previously been difficult to obscure.On a personal note, I’ve never been a big fan of skeletonized watches. As a watchmaker, I’ve seen too many uninspiring dial-sides to get excited. But modular movements are a different kettle of fish. Because of their separate and very specific function, they can be designed to be much more visually interesting without restricting the base calibre to one purpose.

What it does in addition to that is throw-down a gauntlet to other brands producing similarly complicated watches at a very different price point. I’m still a massive supporter of in-house production, and would like to see an in-house movement of this complexity at this price, but I doubt it is a realistic wish. It’s an interesting piece that sits somewhat awkwardly in the pantheon of perpetual calendars, but I think it is likely to find some success even if that success is based on its aesthetic appeal alone. I like the Montblanc replica Watch. I think it does a lot to justify its price tag of $20,800.

Copy Montblanc Watch Draws On Historic 1858 Minerva Connection

Copy montblanc timepiece will continue the evolution of its 1858 Collection in 2017.

The range draws its ideas from historic movements at the Minerva manufacture (founded in 1858) that is also owned by its parent company Richemont.

Montblanc has been in the watch business since 1997, but adopting Minerva’s history as its own gives Montblanc the sort of back story that its more venerable Richemont stablemates enjoy.

copy Montblanc 1858 Collection
copy Montblanc 1858 Collection

SIHH will see the use of bronze in Montblanc 1858 Collection timepieces; an on-trend colour today and a material used in early watchmaking.

Bronze complements both the colours of the dials and the antique- style straps with its warm sheen, unifying all the elements for a true vintage design.

For the first time in the replica montblanc watch making industry, bronze is coupled with steel for two new models, and it results in a bi-colour, bi-material combination that brings out the best of vintage design.

montblanc men's swiss automatic stainless steel and leather dress replica watch
montblanc men’s swiss automatic stainless steel and leather dress replica watch

Two 44mm models have been revealed to journalists ahead of SIHH, the Fake Montblanc 1858 Chronometer Tachymeter Limited Edition 100 using a Minerva Calibre MB M16.29, and a Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time and a Montblanc 1858 Automatic timepiece, which uses the Minerva Calibre MB 29.19 automatic movement with a dual time complication.

Montblanc Boheme Exotourbillon Slim Jewellery Fake Watches For Ladies

Very replica montblanc watch for ladies brands are capable of interpreting sophisticated horological complications in the feminine mode, a challenge brilliantly met by Montblanc this year with four new Bohème models : a revisited version of the Date Automatic, and three models featuring a splendid tourbillon at 6 o’clock. While the latter embody the contemporary bohemian spirit mingling elegance, self-confidence and boldness, they enter another dimension by incorporating the ExoTourbillon movement, a patented Montblanc invention. An opportunity to giving female devotees of Fine Watchmaking access to optimal precision, notably due to the instant stop-seconds mechanism, yet without compromising a pure and dainty design. The star model in this new collection, the ExoTourbillon Slim Jewellery, is distinguished by a white mother-of-pearl dial set with 144 Top Wesselton diamonds, endowing the watch with peerless refinement. And as the crowning touch, the design codes of the Bohème collection are also expressed in a jewelry line magnificently combining pink gold with the iridescent shimmer of Akoya pearls.

Case : 18K red gold, fixed bezel in 18K gold set with 58 Top Wesselton diamonds (approx. 1.39cts) and lugs set with 12 diamonds (approx. 0.17cts), sapphire caseback, water-resistant to 30m

© Montblanc
© Montblanc

Size : 38mm

Movement : mechanical self- winding (Manufacture Montblanc Caliber MB29.24, 48h power reserve) with instant stop-seconds mechanism

Functions : hours and minutes, patented ExoTourbillon at 6 o’clock with rhodiumed tourbillon bridge

Dial : white mother-of-pearl set with 144 Top Wesselton diamonds (approx. 0.531cts),
black Arabic numerals and leaf-type hands gilded with red gold

Strap : black alligator leather with 18K red gold pin buckle set with a diamond (approx. 0.009cts) surrounded by the engraved Montblanc emblem. Also available with a whole series of colorful calfskin straps

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Christmas Give Away: 10 X Replica Montblanc For Monochrome Watch Pouch

Here’s the last give-away for the year, the last 10th anniversary give-away and we’re super happy that Montblanc generously volunteered to customize 10 montblanc villeret tourbillon replica watch pouches for this rather unique give-away. These beautiful leather watch pouches are not for sale in Montblanc boutiques, and cannot be bought anywhere. And now there are ten embossed with the Monochrome logo, and they are for you.

montblanc 102339 star 4810 automatic copy watch
montblanc 102339 star 4810 automatic copy watch

These watch pouches, or travel watch rolls, for two watches are made of so-called ‘sartorial’ leather. You can strap two of your watches each around one of two cushions inside, and close the flap with a press stug with Montblanc logo. Earlier this year, in June, we already gave away one of these, and the number of responses was A) very high and B) so enthusiastic, that we decided to ask Montblanc once again… and they proposed to make ten pieces embossed with the Monochrome logo.

In terms of quality and make, these pouches are absolutely great. Personally I can’t leave the house without at least 2 or 3 watches, at least when I go for a longer trip, not when doing the daily groceries. So a good watch roll is an important accessory for me. When you search online, there’s a whole league of watch rolls, however with most watch pouches, the watches on the “roll” can touch each other, and I’d be scared for scratches. Not so with this travel fake montblanc chronograph automatic watch pouch from Montblanc!

montblanc timewalker chronograph automatic 43mm 103094
montblanc timewalker chronograph automatic 43mm 103094

This is our last 10th anniversary give-away. It starts today on December 24th, the day before Christmas, and will run until January 1st when we will draw 10 winners from all entries. All you have to do is to fill out the form below and answer the 2 questions. By hitting the submit button you will also be subscribing to our daily newsletter. When you want to change for the weekly newsletter, if that suits your “montblanc boheme automatic perpetual calendar 36mm 112503 reader” better, that’s of course possible.

Four Imitation Montblanc Watches Under $300

Imitation Montblanc TimeWalker Collection Voyager UTC

The montblanc timewalker chronograph automatic 43mm 106504 imitation watch offers sporty timepieces with bold, modern styling. The Voyager UTC’s ability to track a second time zone makes it perfect for travelers, and those who need to instantly know the time elsewhere on the globe. The primary time display presents the local time on a 12-hour scale, while the skeletonized hand with the red tip displays the hour in the second time zone on a 24-hour track on the flange surrounding the dial. The light and dark colors on the 24-hour track create an easy-to-read day/night indicator.

The thin bezel on the 42-mm case creates an open look that gives the montblanc timewalker chronovoyager utc 107303 watch added presence on the wrist. The design allows for an extra-large dial, improving legibility. The oversize crown is textured for easy operation, and it carries the trademark Montblanc star-shaped logo. A sapphire display back allows a view of the automatic-winding Swiss-made caliber. A stainless steel bracelet with a triple-folding buckle provides the finishing touch.

The fake Montblanc TimeWalker Collection Voyager UTC is priced at $240.

Voyager UTC
Voyager UTC

Imitation Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection Moonphase

Montblanc launched the Meisterstück Heritage Collection to rave reviews at the 2014 SIHH watch show in Geneva. The collection offers classically styled timepieces with modern dimensions and excellent value. The Meisterstück Heritage Moonphase combines several traditional design codes including a bombé dial with sunburst finish, applied indexes, faceted, gold-plated dauphine hands, and differentiated polished and satin surface finishes on the 39-mm stainless steel case.

Of course the eye is drawn to the deep blue moon-phase display with celestial bodies presented in gold. The moon’s phases appear in the traditional manner inside a “double-bubble”dial aperture. This display is incorporated into the date indicator, which utilizes a simple blued hand. A display back allows a view of the automatic-winding Swiss-made movement. A black alligator strap with a traditional pronged buckle round out the package.

The Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection Moonphase is priced at $260.

Meisterstück Heritage Moonphase
Meisterstück Heritage Moonphase

Imitation Montblanc Star Traditional Collection World-Time GMT Automatic

The World-Time GMT Automatic offers ease-of-use , and some bragging rights, in a very attractive package. This watch incorporates a patented system that allows the setting of all displays via the crown, and it won the 2011 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the “Petite Aiguille”category.

The case measures 42 mm x 12.6 mm. On the dial, the silver 12-hour hand shows the time in the wearer’s present location. The smaller, red-tipped GMT hand tracks a second time zone on a 24-hour scale that uses dark and light colors to create a simple but effective day/night indication. The outer ring indicates the corresponding world time. The patented setting system controls all dial indications from the crown, and disconnects the movement from the GMT and world time indicators whenever a time zone correction is made. This means the movement continues to keep accurate time while the montblanc star automatic chronograph silver dial brown leather men’s watch is being reset. The mechanism is integrated into self-winding Swiss-made caliber that is visible through a sapphire caseback.

The Star Traditional Collection World-Time GMT Automatic is priced at $300.

World-Time GMT Automatic
World-Time GMT Automatic

Imitation Montblanc TimeWalker Collection World-Time Hemispheres – North

Attendees at SIHH 2014 agreed that Montblanc knocked it out of the park, and the two TimeWalker World Time Hemispheres models were among the brand’s highlights. Why are there two of them? Because our planet has two hemispheres. Here’s how it works.

Like a traditional world-time fake montblanc timewalker chronograph 107303 watch, the hour and minute hands display the owner’s local time, and a flange with the names of 24 major cities surrounds the dial. This is where things start to get a little non-traditional. One of the watches covers the Northern Hemisphere, and the other the Southern. The outer flanges on each watch list only major cities in the hemisphere that watch covers. The watch shown below is the “North”version.

The flange with the city names does not rotate – it is fixed in place so the city names line up with the locations of the cities on the maps that adorn the dials. Each map shows the appropriate hemisphere with the geographic North or South Pole at the center.  The map is interrupted by a ring that sits beneath the dial marked with the hours from 1 to 24. Turning the crown rotates the ring to display the time in each of the 24 time zones. Now for another trick: the 24-hour ring follows the direction of the Earth’s rotation, so on the Northern Hemisphere watch it rotates clockwise, while the Southern Hemisphere version rotates counter-clockwise. That means each version requires its own unique movement.

What if you frequently travel between hemispheres? All is not lost. Each watch contains a map of the opposite hemisphere, with its city names, engraved on the caseback.

It’s all a bit mind-bending at first, but it makes for a great looking and distinctive world-time watch. Or, should that be “half-world-time”?

The “North”version, shown below, is priced at $290.

Hemispheres watches
Hemispheres watches

Fake Montblanc For Christmas: Gifts For Him And Her

Stocking fillers and grander gestures from one of the world’s leading luxury Montblanc brands

As one of the leading names in the luxury world it should come as no surprise that Montblanc have a trick or two up their sleeves for the Christmas season. With exquisite timepieces, artisanal leather items, fragrances and writing instruments all forming a key part of the Montblanc identity they are a brand that can cater to all tastes with their beautiful creations, making them one of the best destinations for gift shopping in the final lead up towards the big day.

As such, below we’ve put together a small selection of gifts for both him and her that will ensure that no matter whether you’re looking for a small stocking filler or a grand gesture that you’ll always make the right impression with a gift from Montblanc.

For Him

Montblanc pen

It’s said that men are notoriously difficult to buy for, but if there’s one gift that any gentleman would be happy to receive it’s a finely crafted timepiece. Renowned for their impressive pieces that combine both innovative movements and a timeless aesthetic, one of the best fake montblanc watches to give as a gift for him this year is Montblanc’s 1858 Automatic Small Second.

Inspired by the heritage of Minerva, one of Switzerland’s most revered timekeeping specialists, this collection of watches is precise and charmingly vintage, the design itself recalling the clocks of 1858 whilst still appearing fresh and contemporary.  Crafted from stainless steel for an instant masculine feel, this masterfully crafted swiss timepieces also features luminescent numerals and “cathedral style” hands and other stylish details which will ensure that no matter who receives it that they will be oozing Montblanc’s signature understated chic as soon as they put it on their wrist.

A fine writing instrument is one of those gifts that keep on giving, and there’s a reason that Montblanc’s Meisterstuck implements have become so iconic. The perfect expression of fluidity and poise, the Meisterstuck Gold-Coated 149 Fountain Pen is a design that has literally left its mark on history. An instant classic that is formed from dark resin and golden details, the handcrafted nib allows the pen to glide freely across paper and leave a perfect tail – ideal for any man who wants to make his mark wherever he goes.

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When giving a gift it’s often good to be practical, and in light of this Montblanc’s Meisterstuck Soft Grain Document Case is exactly the sort of gift that will be appreciated by any man who’s professional life plays a key role. Crafted from soft, tactile Italian cowhide and designed with an adjustable handle and strap, this practical piece is ideal for men who like to make sure that their professional looks are stylish and sleek, even when on the go.

For Her

With a wealth of options available for women including jewellery, fragrances and fine fashion, you would think that finding the ideal gift every year would be a lot easier than it actually is. Choosing a present that is perfect is far from simple however, but if there’s one gift that never fails it’s jewellery.

An enduring way of showing love and devotion, Montblanc’s Souvenir d’Etoile Bracelet is a charming way to show how much you care. A celebration of dreams and happiness, this iconic piece of jewellery features the Montblanc emblem crafted from a soft rose gold and a shimmering mother of pearl, the slender chain design and pearlescent quality making this one piece of jewellery that will suit a lady of any style and which will always bring a smile to her face.

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Whilst jewellery works for some, for other ladies a fine timepiece may be the way forward, and here Montblanc’s Boheme Moongarden makes a smart option. Whilst many feminine watches opt for diamonds and glamour, the Boheme Moongarden is instead a watch that holds practicality and a pared down design at the heart, all with a touch of feminine glamour. A romantic piece that features a classic moonphase which features the names of the moons instead of the months as a tie to the timeless traditions of looking at the seasons, this montblanc star utc automatic chronograph men’s watch also features a beautifully textured strap and diamond studded numerals that add an extra sparkle of delight to an already superior design.

Finding a make-up bag as stylish as the products inside is something that many women aspire to, and Montblanc’s Sartorial Cosmetic Pouch is definitely a smaller present to consider. A charming bag that has been specially crafted out of Italian split calfskin, this pouch is also decorated with the Montblanc emblem made from palladium. A swish jacquard lining means that this piece is beautiful inside and out, and the handy size makes it the best choice for ladies who want to store all of their powders, lipsticks and other essentials in something that is just as indulgent as the make-up itself.

Montblanc Bronze-Cased Replica Watches

With Montblanc announcing the release of their replica 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition in bronze, I’m interested to find out your opinion on bronze-cased watches.

Not too long ago, Tudor released a bronze version of their Black Bay, which garnered mainly positive reviews. Although, generally speaking, dive watches aren’t really my cup of tea, I do find Tudor’s Black Bay Bronze and more so, fake Montblanc’s new reiteration of a 1930’s military chronograph in bronze, to be quite charming. I especially love the warm glow that radiates from the bronze case when seen under natural lighting and how one can witness the oxidation and transformation of the case through time and wear as though the stainless steel black leather strap watch were a living organism.

replica montblanc orbis terrarum
replica montblanc orbis terrarum

Anyways, to you, Watch Snob: bronze watches, yay or nay?

Well, it’s like anything else, isn’t it – if you do the thing properly it’s fine and if you don’t, it isn’t. Bronze for a watch case is always going to be a poorer choice from a functional standpoint; spin it how you like but a case material that leaves green stains on your skin is a non-optimal choice. It can be interesting cosmetically and from a design standpoint I think montblanc unisex swiss automatic chronograph copy watches  has done something quite nice with the chronograph you mention – it looks lovely with the rose gold treated German silver plate and bridges. I can still remember the Gerald Genta Geficas, though – the bronze would corrode so rapidly that those watches looked, to borrow Rupert T. Gould’s notes on the condition of the Harrison sea-clocks when he first started restoring them, as if they “had gone down with the Royal George and been on the bottom ever since.”

montblanc heritage chronométrie automatic watch review
montblanc heritage chronométrie automatic watch review

Manufacturers need ways of setting themselves apart and there is nothing wrong, as such, with the use of bronze in montblanc 1858 small second black imitation watches cases, and there is no reason that everything in watchmaking should always, and forever, be justifiable from a purely rational perspective. In fact, since mechanical watchmaking itself cannot, nowadays, be justified from a rational perspective, perhaps we can all be a little broadminded about things like bronze (as long as you don’t mind verdigris stains on your wrist).

The New Copy Montblanc Bronze Pilot Collection 1858 Takes Us Back In Time

Montblanc’s new 1858 collection reminds us all of the famous Minerva military chronographs from the 1930s, with a super chic bronze twist this time. The renowned German company managed to combine traditional Swiss artisanal fake villeret 1858 exotourbillon rattrapante watchmaking with a genuine material from watchmaking history, with bronze making its way onto the dials and the antique-style straps, to get a true vintage design that will surely charm many, many people.

Montblanc 1858 Bronze Pilot
Montblanc 1858 Bronze Pilot

The historical cues inspired by the original 1930s Minerva chronograph include large cathedral hands, vintage shaped crowns and classic minute railway tracks around the dials. These beautiful rose-gold montblanc villeret 1858 chronographe watches will also come with the original Montblanc logo, as well as fresh cognac colored calfskin or alligator straps. But let’s take them one by one right now.

First, the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter comes in a limited run of 100 pieces, with a 44 mm bronze case,  a domed AR-coated sapphire crystal, and the ability to handle 30 meters deep waters. Movement is provided by the Swiss manual-wind Montblanc in-house by Minerva caliber MB M16.29, backed up by 50 hours of power reserve.

dial of montblanc 1858 bronze pilot
dial of montblanc 1858 bronze pilot

The Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time looks similar, but with a touch of stainless steel from place to place. This time, it’s the Swiss automatic Montblanc caliber MB 29.19 that makes everything tick, with only 42 hours worth of reserve energy backing everything up.

On the other hand, the Montblanc 1858 Automatic shows off a satin-like stainless steel with an engraving of the Minerva Manufacture in montblanc villeret 1858 replica, rhodium-plated luminescent hands indicating the time, as well as a cognac color aged-calf leather strap. Which one do you prefer?

Replica Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time And Two-tone In Stainless Steel Preview

Vintage styling and bronze vie for the spotlight in this new copy Montblanc imbued with Minerva heritage.

As has now become customary, in November several watchmakers ramped up expectations for 2017 SIHH with a number of advance announcements. Montblanc unveiled three vintage-styled watches from the 1858 collection inspired by Minerva models, which feature bronze as a case material, a new departure for the brand. Following on from the Fake Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition, the most complex of the three new arrivals, and ahead of the Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time, let’s take a closer look at the simplest model.

For watch enthusiasts, the name Minerva is associated with a watch company founded in 1858 in Villeret in the Swiss Jura, and it’s this date that Montblanc’s vintage collection villeret 1858 commemorates. Minerva’s heyday was in the golden age of chronometers, in the first part of the 20th century. Its military wristwatches and pocket watches, particularly those made in the 1930s, remain highly sought after by collectors. Historic pieces are rare, however, so Montblanc is offering an alternative solution at an affordable price: a watch with an authentic Minerva design, driven by an accurate modern movement.
Montblanc 1858 Automatic
Replica Montblanc 1858 Automatic. © Montblanc

From this point of view, the Montblanc 1858 Automatic is the ideal watch. It has two hands, like period military watches, a black dial protected by a domed sapphire crystal, rhodium-plated “cathedral” hands and Arabic numerals identical to those of the original models, which emit a beige glow in low lighting thanks to their SuperLuminova coating. Bronze, a material borrowed from archival collections, features on the bezel and crown of the satin-brushed steel case, adding to the retro chic of this timepiece and signalling a first for watchmaking – this combination of metals has never before been seen in the same watch.

replica Montblanc Automatic
replica Montblanc Automatic

Inside the distinctive 44 mm case, the automatic MB 24.16 calibre beats at 28,800 vph, providing a power reserve of 38 hours. Montblanc timewalker diamonds chronograph automatic leaves us in no doubt as to the heritage of the 1858 Automatic: an image of the Manufacture is engraved on the caseback along with the Villeret and Minerva emblems, the historic Montblanc logo features on the dial, and the spear tip of Minerva herself, the goddess of war, adds a further historical reference.

The montblanc timewalker date automatic 39mm copy watch is fitted with an aged cognac calfskin strap with beige saddle stitching. The eminently reasonable price tag of EUR 350 reflects current concerns and, unlike that of original vintage pieces, is not inflated by rarity or time.