Today in London, Montblanc Replica has unveiled its latest horological creation, the Summit Smartwatch. You might remember Montblanc replica Watches dipping its toe into the digital waters a few years ago with an “e-strap,” but now the watch and pen company is diving in head-first. We’ve got all the details on the new line-up, along with a ton of live photos and some perspective from Montblanc CEO (and now Richemont board member) Jérome Lambert.
That is why it is nearly always interesting when a replica watch brand takes a look at the history of the chronograph.
Montblanc is the latest to look into its history (and that of its in-house manufacture Minerva) to find awesome inspiration in historical rally racing. Taking the much beloved Minerva Rally Timer as the base for an updated multifunctional wrist watch, Montblanc has created an enthusiast’s dream in the .
First we should clarify that Montblanc and Minerva are now basically the same thing: Minerva was purchased and completely integrated as the movement manufacture for Montblanc. Historically, Minerva was an extremely accomplished watch manufacture and created some of the finest movements coming out of Switzerland.
Montblanc really hit a homerun with its 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter, which until now has only been available in limited editions. This chronograph, which unsurprisingly won its category at the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, is a real heart stopper for lovers of vintage good looks, clean and clear dials, and sensational manufacture movements.
And the latter is really where this charming stopwatch for the wrist excels: Caliber 16.29, whose architecture is derived from a beautiful Minerva pocket replica watch movement from 1929, has been lovingly and impeccably executed at the factory in Villeret, including gorgeous hand-finishing.
This purist’s chronograph illustrates perfectly how to utilize the Minerva heritage and know-how that Montblanc acquired in 2006.
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It’s not your typical key fob, and it’s only available with the new BMW 5 Series. As a premium carmaker, German company BMW develops and builds vehicles aren’t only stylish and elegant, but are also of high quality and superbly luxurious. In fact, one of its creations — the new BMW 5 Series – could be considered as a true showcase of both luxury and style.
Regarding the new BMW 5-Series (G30) or any other vehicle, one of the most important accessories that many drivers couldn’t do without is the key fob. After all, a key fob serves as an important device through which a driver could lock or unlock the doors of their cars remotely with just a touch of a button.
The Heritage Chronometrie Chronograph Quantieme Annuel from Replica Montblanc features a rare combination of complications: a chronograph and an annual calendar. It has a notable price, too. Our test watch, which has a stainless-steel case, sells for $13,300: you’d expect to pay a lot more, given the movement’s complexity. The rose-gold version is $26,400.
The movement is a Sellita SW 300, comparable to an ETA 2892, enhanced with module 2259 from Dubois Depraz. The module performs both the chronograph and annual calendar functions.
An annual calendar “knows” the lengths of all the months except February, so the wearer needs to reset the calendar just once each year, at the end of that month. At the ends of all months with 30 days, the calendar mechanism will pass over the 31st and show a “1” on the first day of the new month.
The monthly change begins at about 9:30 pm on the last evening of the month, when a quiet clicking sound can be heard. The hand on the moon-phase display is already in motion: it will arrive at its new position about an hour later, when another clicking sound can be heard. The date changes from the 30th to the 31st around 11 pm, and then advances to the 1st of the following month around midnight. The month hand changes its place at nearly the same moment, while the day hand creeps ahead and arrives at its new position at about 11:50 pm. The date switching is completed shortly after 1:00 am, when a vigilant listener will again hear a quiet clicking sound emanating from the movement. All the calendar displays rely on hands, which are plated with rose gold and match the hands of the time display. The hand above the subdial at 12 o’clock for the running seconds is blue. If it weren’t, it would be hard to distinguish it from the date hand, which shares the same subdial. The Montblanc chronograph’s central elapsed-seconds hand is also blue.
The wearer can read most of the dial’s displays easily. The month and the elapsed minutes are shown at 9 o’clock. The day and the elapsed hours are indicated at 6 o’clock, and the moon-phase display is prominently located at the “3.” A slender hand points to the unconventional and sophisticated lunar display, which depicts the four main cycles of the moon each month. The lunar cycle begins with a new moon at the bottom of the subdial, continues to a waxing half moon, then to a full moon at the top of the subdial, and onward to a waning half moon. The lunar display is an eye-catcher, and the whole dial looks attractive with its numerous indicators and their numerals, strokes and scales.
But it takes a close look to read the small seconds and date at 12 o’clock, whose subdial, unfortunately, is smaller than the others. The day, month, and elapsed minutes are easy to read. Railway-style markings wreath the periphery of the hour counter, which looks somewhat crowded but is nonetheless legible. None of the watch’s displays is luminous at night.
Faceted, sword-shaped hour and minutes hands extend from the dial’s center, as does the slender, elegant, elapsed-seconds hand. This last ends in a red tip, which points to precisely calibrated strokes around the rim of the dial. These correspond to the 4-Hz rhythm of the movement.
The watch’s rate results were good on the wrist but deviated by an average of 5 to 6 seconds per day on the timing machine, both when the chronograph was running and when it was switched off. The differences among the various positions were greater than 10 seconds.
The chronograph push-pieces, which are large and rectangular, are easy to operate. The fluted crown can be grasped securely to wind the mainspring and reset the hands. The calendar can be reset via little buttons inset into the sides of the case: they’re operated by pressing them with the tip of a corrector stylus, which comes with the watch.
The watch case is polished to a high gloss and has a steeply sloping bezel and curved lugs. The strap is made of high-quality alligator leather, which is made at the montblanc heritage replica Pelletteria in Florence. The double-folding clasp is basically quite well made, but the pin is too thin and slips out of the stamped holes easily. A few such minor shortcomings aside, this watch has much to recommend it.
Montblanc’s TimeWalker Driving replica watches were an absolute stunner at this year’s SIHH. Late last year in sunny Santa Monica, way before the official unveiling I had a chance to first hand experience the upcoming collection and also chat with Mr. Jens Henning Koch the executive VP of marketing at Montblanc. We spoke about the TimeWalker collection, watch complications, the growth strategy for the Indian market and more.
Luxurylaunches: What were the challenges in designing the TimeWalker collection and especially the Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18?
Jens: the one thousandth of the second is based on an existing complication, so there was rather how to optimize that complication to have more stability without risking the overall functionality of the Time Keeper. When it came to the design, it was the challenge that was true for the whole collection that how can you express professional sports watch in terms of the design and at the same time highlight and not undermine its functionality. Because if you do a sports watch, you can easily add elements and cause of making it a sports watch and in the end you have so much of a sports watch to it that it is not a professional watch at all. We needed to have one guiding principle for the design and that principle we found with the Rally Timer because the Rally Timer was so to speak at the core of developing this collection, because that was the design DNA we took them the design elements. Namely the the grid pattern that we have here on the side and that’s what we find on the original rally timer and that we translated into the full collection. It was the characters of the rally timer which is quite clean in terms of design with great readability and everything has to follow that function rather expressing a very certain style and that’s what we did and with that we also developed the design of the one thousandth of the second of the chronograph. Because there if you compare to the former one it is more sober, it is more crisp, it is more sleek and it the sportiness is also bought out by the right stitching on the strap.
LL: The pricing for the collection is quite aggressive, so what kind of numbers are you expecting?
JM: We don’t perceive the price we actually don’t design for the price, what we design is for value, Our philosophy is we want to bring more watchmaking content into that 2000-5000 Euro segment than anybody has. That is what we have in mind when sharing the passion of that highend watchmaking. The design details is that we achieve at the same attitude for designing what we have in the high end replica montblanc watches and the designing the wholesales, it is the same drive for achieving the best possible result.
LL: Putting the Moore’s law of semiconductors into perspective, do you think the complications that fine watchmaking can offer will ever hit a ceiling?
have you heard of the Moez law, The Father of Intel he had said that every year the semiconductor or the chip doubles; do you think something similar also comes to the high end watches like in the one thousandth of the chronograph?
JM: I think that the consistency in fine watchmaking and traditional watch making is in that sense analog and digital, for me you cannot compare that increase in capacity as you have it in the digital world to watch making. In watchmaking it is very much adhering to the codes and thinking about how much to refine them and there has been so much balancing those codes over the past century that there for us it is really important to stick to within those rules, you can stretch boundaries, you can find new approaches, you can come up with new material but there is no such thing as an exponential development because that would at the same time I think destroy the value of fine watchmaking. If you look at technology, everything in 2- 3 years is outdated. So for a watch which is a very personal investment you do, not only for functional reasons but also for expressing yourself or appreciating the time, you don’t want to have a product to be obsolete just after a couple of years.
LL: but don’t you think there is a limit to what you can squeeze again on something as small as this?
JM: There is at a certain point of time you can try to squeeze in even more more more more but then it is just for the sake of creating such an hyper complication. I think that the beauty of the watch making comes from how you on one hand are consistent, like we are with the Time Walker, like we are with the design elements like the skeleton. But there is where this kind of consistency at the same time how to adopt a certain contemporary developments that is really defining the charm and when you become too contemporary or too fashionable then you are undermining your value.
LL: The Mark Newson collaboration was quite interesting, would you be collaborating with companies for watches? As that collection was particularly for pens.
JM: I think for watches we very much have our own design, capacity and authority, because it is very much that you have to design and our watch designers are not located in the HQ in Hamburg but in the manufacturer in Switzerland. You have to be very close to the codes and for the time being it would be for me it will be very hard to imagine how we want to express the Montblanc DNA with an external designer. I think that has to be very true to the DNA of the maison.
LL: Coming to India, what is your strategy going ahead? We have heard of new boutiques on the cards.
JM: We are expanding very much on the boutiques. There is big appreciation on the maison in India. On one hand you have to fully follow the rule of further expanding and on the other hand it is within the field of luxury, you always have to be careful that you do it with the right pace. Not only in terms of being too over presented there I see no problem so far in India but you have to live up to the expectations when it comes to the service and when it comes to also the expertise when selling the product. And that’s why for Montblanc its substance first, we have to be really sure that we are going to deliver what we promise and that’s why we dedicate a lot to further increase for the growth in India. But it has to be always a healthy growth because especially to the consumers we are already serving to we want to ensure that the further growth is not harming the good relationship we have with them.
LL: What would be your average Indian customer like? How would you describe him/her?
JM: We have actually a variety of customers. There are those who are so to speak, established, they are expressing their connoisseurship and their status with the product with Montblanc, they express their sophistication and their expectations when it comes to luxury level. Then we have those who are with Montblanc very much showing their ambition so the first ones are very much expressing status and the other ones are very much expressing the performance attitude. They are on their way to further proceed and for them Montblanc is at the same time is the sign of that they are further progressing but at the same time it is also a tool for their progress be it the document case or a leather good or a watch where it is what so to speak is your equipment, stylish, sophisticated luxury equipment but equipment for their progression. So, it is really useful and functional at the same time it expresses sophistication and ambition..
LL: Speaking of customers our Prime Minister uses a Montblanc.
JM: in today’s world we are very much connected and the day he signed his documents accepting as the Prime Minister with the Montblanc, two hours later we got the picture at our HQ, so it’s very prominent and we were fully aware of that. I am happy to hear that he is consistently using it so we are very grateful for that.
Inspired by race cars and created for their drivers, the Replica Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18 is a masterpiece of micro engineering and design that’s indeed limited to just 18 units. As far as aesthetics go, the watch instantly impresses with a chronograph power reserve indicator inspired by old fuel gauges, while the black and red details that adorn the dial remind us of old dashboards.
The power comes from a manually wound monopusher chronograph, namely Montblanc’s Manufacture Calibre MB M66.26, which flaunts exquisite decorations such as circular graining, burnishing, chamfering, and the renowned Côtes de Genève. The case measures 46.4mm, and it was created using satin black DLC titanium. It is complemented by a black ceramic bezel, a sapphire caseback, a sapphire crystal at the front, and it offers a water resistance of 30 meters or 98 feet.
The movement features a power reserve of 100 hours, and it includes 46 jewels. Last but not least, the black alligator strap comes with asymmetric holes, red stitching, and a black DLC triple folding clasp.
The annual swiss replica montblanc watches gala dinner at the Salon International Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva is usually a time to showcase new products, brand ambassadors and multi-media promotions. However, this year the event took an unexpected turn as it gradually morphed into a joyful final farewell for Jérôme Lambert, the French native who serves as the CEO for the German luxury jewelry brand.
Luxury goods holding company, Compagnie Financière Richemont, which owns Montblanc, is moving Lambert into a corporate position, head of Operations responsible for central and regional services for all brands with the exception of jewelry and watchmaking. The appointment will take effect April 1. He is being replaced by Nicolas Baretzki, currently Montblanc’s executive VP of sales.
The dinner held January 16 at Brasserie Des Halles de L’Ile was the last chance Lambert had to publicly address his top-line staff, many of whom he hired, and the international celebrities associated with the brand, many of whom he recruited. His energetic ad-libbed remarks were often interrupted by cheers and applause—overshadowing the celebrities at the event, including Hugh Jackman, Montblanc’s international brand ambassador.
“Every time it’s a little bit of an adventure so it looks good on Monday morning,” he said about preparing Montblanc’s luxurious apartment-sized exhibition space at SIHH, the luxury watch trade show. “There’s a lot of people involved and a lot of stories.”
He added, “For many of you who started on the very first days, weeks and months of our history. I remember the tough nights. Thanks for the good energy, investment and strong belief that everything was functioning perfectly.… Thank you for the amazing time. Thank you for being our partners, brand ambassadors, friends and sources of inspiration.”
In 2013 Richemont moved Lambert from the top position at Jaeger-LeCoultre to Montblanc. In less than four years he managed to place his stamp on every aspect of the Montblanc operation and its broad category of products—which includes writing instruments, watches, leather goods and jewelry. Even the arrangement of long tables at the annual dinner are a signature of Lambert.
Among Lambert’s accomplishments during his short tenure at Montblanc:
* He created consistent storylines based on Montblanc’s heritage over multiple product categories and produced innovative products that adhered to brand’s legacy. For example, a year ago, Montblanc celebrated its 110th anniversary with a wide collection of writing instruments, timepieces, leather goods, cufflinks and jewelry called “Montblanc Heritage Collection, Rouge & Noir” that took design inspiration from various periods of the brand’s history.
* He championed the first design partnership in Montblanc’s history, working with contemporary designer, Marc Newson, for the Montblanc M collection of writing instruments.
* He named contemporary art curators, Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, as co-chairs of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Awards, also a first for the brand and the 25-year history of the awards program.
Arguably his biggest success was merging the talents of its two watchmaking operations: Villeret (formerly known as Minerva), a watchmaking workshop in the town of the same name that produces a limited number of timepieces with hand-made chronograph movements; and the Montblanc Le Locle watch manufacturing operation. Richemont acquired Minerva in 2006 and turned it over to Montblanc to add a bit of Swiss heritage to its young watchmaking operation, which began in 1997. The two facilities operated separately with Villeret making a small numbers of hand-made haute horlogerie timepieces and the Le Locle facility producing more accessible models.
That changed quickly when Lambert arrived. In less than a year Montblanc began producing familiar and new Montblanc watch models with Villeret movements at a broader range of prices and styles.
Two watch collections and a limited edition model introduced at SIHH 2017, the final models under Lambert’s watch, showcased both his skills at promotional storytelling and in this case the use of Villeret’s heritage. In fact, the brand dove so deeply into the watchmaker’s heritage that the Minerva name is used almost exclusively.
The new models consist of a limited edition haute horlogerie piece made entirely in Villeret; a vintage-inspired collection of watches using bronze watch cases (a first for Montblanc); and a collection of vintage-inspired motorsport watches.
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Rattrapante Limited Edition 8
This is a watch produced entirely in Villeret with its Minerva heritage intact. The movement was inspired by the rattrapante watches by Minerva in the 1930s and the design motif was taken from the Minerva Pythagore timepiece developed in 1948.
The 47mm 18k red gold case houses a dial with a well-balanced display despite many indicators. The ExoTourbillon at 12 o’clock is highlighted by an exterior double infinity tourbillon bridge. Raised counters and subdials have different finishes. The small seconds subdial and the 30-minute counter have an azuré motif in the center and an opaline decoration on the external ring; while the second time zone and day/night subdials are embellished with a sunray pattern. Faceted sword-shaped hands are used for the hours, minutes, seconds, second time zone and chronograph minutes. Baton-shaped hands are used for the day/night and chronograph seconds hands. A grey satin-finished flange is calibrated with a fifth-of-a second scale for the chronograph while showing the running minutes.
The local time is indicated in the center (hour and minute hands) with the small seconds in a subdial at 9 o’clock. Home time is shown in hours in the subdial at 6 o’clock, and is linked to the day/night indication displayed between 4 and 5 o’clock. A subdial at 3 o’clock displays the 30-minute chronograph counter; while the chronograph’s seconds and split-second times are recorded by chronograph hands in the center.
When travelling, the new local time is set by pressing on the corrector at 8 o’clock, which advances the central hour hand in hourly increments without affecting the minute hand or the home time at 6 o’clock.
“Exo” (derived from Greek meaning external or outside) refers to the screwed balance wheel positioned outside the tourbillon’s rotating cage. It allows the cage to be smaller in size and free of the weight of the balance wheel, saving 30 percent more energy than a conventional tourbillon, the company said.
Rattrapante (from the French word “to catch up”) refers to chronographs with a split-second function that allows a watch to measure two separate events of different durations. All functions of the chronograph complication is activated through the pusher within the crown, including the split-seconds function.
The watch is powered by the Villeret in-house manually wound caliber MB M16.62 with a 50-hour power reserve.
2017 montblanc timewalker chronograph replica Collection
This was Montblanc’s big unveil for SIHH 2017 and the focus of the gala dinner. The collection takes its inspiration from the pioneering work of Minerva in the development of chronographs that could record in 1/100th of a second as early as 1916. It consists of five professional motorsport watches. They all feature satin-finished black cases and semi-skeletonized horns with architecturally carved flanks, reminiscent of the aerodynamic lines of classic cars. Details include knurled finishes on the flank of the black ceramic bezel, crowns and pushers, which are reminiscent of vintage car caps; smoked glass case backs inspired by the glass windows that reveal V12 engines; and strap holes similar to vintage leather racing gloves. Black, white and red color contrasts and three-dimensional counters are inspired by vintage dashboards. Most of the TimeWalker timepieces feature an iconic central seconds hand coated in red with the tip crafted in the shape of the Minerva arrow.
The collection consist of the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18, Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100, Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC, Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic and Montblanc TimeWalker Automatic Date
Replica Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18
The 46.4mm chronograph with a case made of Black DLC titanium contains a high-frequency Villeret in-house movement with two patents and 22 auxiliary patents that measures elapsed to 1/1,000th of a second.
The chronograph power reserve indicator on the black dial is inspired by old fuel gauges, while the black and red details and the 1/100th of a second indication are reminiscent of early car dashboards. It also has a high-frequency balance wheel and a titanium monopusher chronograph at 12 o’clock, which mirrors the Minerva stopwatches that were used for timing car races.
The Villeret in-house MB M66.26 manually wound monopusher chronograph uses two balance wheels. The hours and minutes are at the center of the dial with a small seconds counter with a rhodium-plated hand at 9 o’clock are regulated by a large balance with 18 screws. The chronograph’s small balance can be seen at 10 o’clock and beats at a rate of 360,000 semi-oscillations per hour (50 Hz). For finer adjustment and to further improve its precision, the chronograph’s small balance wheel is equipped with two hairsprings fixed on top of each other.
The chronograph is controlled by a two-level column-wheel: one level controls the whip to start, stop and reset the seconds, minutes and the 1,000th-of-a-second; and the other level guides the hammers to reset the seconds and the minutes.
The chronograph function is powered by its own barrel, which has a reserve of 45 minutes.
The black dial contains a lot of information but it’s surprisingly easy to read. A double counter at 6 o’clock has a long, red-tipped hand to tally seconds from 1 to 60, as well as a shorter, all-red hand to count a maximum of 15 minutes. The chronograph’s large red center hand rotates once per second indicating hundreds-of-a-second through a scale on the dial’s periphery. The thousandths of a second is displayed at 12 o’clock along a 0 to 9 scale. It engages when the chronograph is stopped, pointing to the proper 1/1,000th of a second. The resting position is indicated by the letter “N” (for neutral).
Turning the crown clockwise operates the normal clock functions. A counter-clockwise turn powers the chronograph functions. A display at 3 o’clock indicates the 45-minute power reserve for the chronograph movement. To tally lengthier intervals, power can be conveyed to the chronograph’s barrel by turning the crown while the chronograph is running.
Replica Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
This wristwatch, with its black leather calf strap, can easily be converted into a pocket watch by folding the strap attachments under the case and turning the case from 0 to 180 degrees. The pocket watch can then be either placed on a table, resting on two arms that come out of the caseback, used as a stopwatch with the strap as a handle, or clipped into a metal plate covered with leather that attaches to a car’s dashboard.
The 50mm case with tachymeter scale is crafted out of grade-two titanium. The middle section of the case is knurled and coated with black DLC. Satin-finished titanium is also the material for the vintage-inspired knurled monopusher, crown and strap attachments. The open caseback is in the shape of a car grill.
On the dial the chronograph’s 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock is vertically aligned with the small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, reminiscent of the original Minerva Rally Timer.
The watch is powered by the Villeret in-house manually wound monopusher chronograph caliber MB M16.29 that features a column wheel, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. The caliber takes its inspiration from the original Minerva caliber 17.29 developed in the 1930s, used for both pocket watches and wristwatches. This new version adds Côtes de Genève stripes, inner angles, circular graining and beveling, the iconic Minerva arrow, a chronograph bridge shaped in the form of a “V” (patented in 1912), and a large screwed balance with a frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour.
Replica Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC
The 43mm black case is topped with a unidirectional rotating black ceramic bezel with a silvery-white engraved 24-hour scale.
Strong color contrasts with silver and red elements and three-dimensional counters resemble vintage car dashboards. The chronograph seconds are indicated with the red central hand with the tip shaped in the form of the Minerva arrow. The chronograph hours are displayed in a subdial at 6 o’clock, and the 30-minute chronograph counter is at 12 o’clock.
The high quality montblanc replica watches is powered by the Montblanc automatic caliber MB.25.03 that shows the time in three different time zones. Local time is indicated with rhodium-plated hands, and the home time can be read via a central hand enhanced with a red arrow. The local time is set by the crown. The date is synchronized with the local time. A third time zone can be added by turning the unidirectional rotating bezel to the new time zone with the 24-hour hand being the point of reference.
Replica Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic
The 43mm satin-finished stainless steel case contains a black dial with a red chronograph seconds hand in the center, chronograph hours displayed in a subdial at 6 o’clock, and a 30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock. All the readings are legible due to black rhodium-plated dauphine hands with Super-LumiNova, a silvery-white minute track with Super-LumiNova and red markers for the 15-minute marks.
The watch is powered by the automatic caliber MB 25.07 and comes with a choice of three different strap options: perforated leather, perforated rubber, and a metal bracelet with three links.
Replica Montblanc TimeWalker Automatic Date
The 41 mm stainless steel case with unidirectional rotating black bezel allows users to track a second time zone. Powered by the automatic caliber MB 24.17, the indications include hours, minutes and seconds in the center and a date display at 3 o’clock. The dial with its scale from 5 to 60 is reminiscent of the Minerva stopwatch dials from the beginning of the 20th century.
Replica Montblanc 1858 Collection
This year’s Montblanc 1858 Collection is highlighted by the use of bronze—a first for the luxury brand—giving this watch a vintage appeal. Two models feature a bronze bezel mounted on a steel case, which the brand claims is a first in the history of watchmaking. This particular bronze alloy is designed to develop its own patina as it wears, the company said.
They are modeled after Minerva chronographs from the 1930s. The use of bronze complements the colors of the dials, antique-styled straps, 1930s Montblanc logo with its historical font and emblem of the Mont Blanc Mountain in the center, and other vintage elements.
Large cathedral hands, with their cloisonné design filled with beige Super-LumiNova, Arabic numerals, vintage shaped crowns and classic minute railway tracks that encircle the dials are taken from the 1930s Minerva chronographs. Other vintage codes include the original Montblanc logo from the 1930s era with its historical font and emblem of the Mont Blanc Mountain in the center, along with new cognac colored calfskin and alligator straps that were given an aged look by the artisans at the Montblanc leather goods facility in Florence.
The three bronze models that make up the collection are: the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100, the Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time and the Montblanc 1858 Automatic.
The Replica 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100
This 44mm watch houses a champagne-colored dial with a sunray finish that matches the bronze color of the case. The bronze case is backed with titanium to avoid allergic reactions. It is powered by a traditional manual monopusher chronograph movement, the Villeret in-house caliber MB M16.29, with a column wheel mechanism, horizontal coupling, chronograph bridge in a “V” shape, a large screwed balance wheel vibrating at a frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour and a 50-hour power reserve. For the first time, the caliber bears red gold-colored components that match the bronze material. As with all the Minerva calibers, one of the movement’s components is shaped into the form of the Minerva arrow.
Replica Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time
Housed in a 44mm stainless steel case with a bronze bezel and crown, this watch is powered by the caliber MB 29.19 automatic movement with a dual time complication. A skeletonized home time hand is positioned in the center with a touch of Super-LumiNova on its tip to distinguish it from the local hour hand, which is completely filled with Super-LumiNova. The user can set the local time hour hand to the new destination time zone without affecting the home time hour hand. The minute and second hands run without interruption during this setting process. A day/night indicator connected to the central home time hand, is visible at 12 o’clock. At six o’clock, a subdial indicates the small seconds and the date, which is linked to the local time.
Replica Montblanc 1858 Automatic
This automatic montblanc 1858 replica watches features all of the same vintage design details of the Dual Time piece on the front, including the bronze bezel with stainless steel case. The caseback reveals an engraving of the Minerva Manufacture in Villeret, with the Jura Mountains in the background with the Villeret logo, the historic Minerva logo, the Montblanc name and the arrow from the Goddess Minerva’s spear. The timepiece is powered by the caliber MB 24.16.
Limited to only 18 pieces, montblanc automatic replica watches‘ newest creation looks like it’s capable of handling anything you would throw at it, and it’s ready to go at any given moment. Just one glimpse of its marvelous dial, and you’ll instantly feel like the Transporter, driving along the coast and evading the police on his way towards the destination.
Racing drivers always manage to find a new goal, wanted to shave at least 0.1 seconds from their lap times every single time. Increasingly powerful and efficient vehicles have been designed and developed to break records, while Montblanc has never stopped innovating and pushing the boundaries of fine watchmaking. This limited-edition copy watch blends the best of both worlds.
Showing off a bold yet retro design, the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18 represents state of the art horological technology. The chronograph power reserve indicator is inspired by old fuel gauges, while the black and red details are reminiscent of early dashboards, with vintage petrol tank caps and old driving gloves being also in our thoughts right now.
Surprisingly easy to read, this spectacular watch follows a familiar pattern. Equipped with swiss cheap Montblanc’s Manufacture Calibre MB M66.26, this manually wound monopusher chronograph is decorated to the finest standards of Swiss watchmaking, with decorations and finishings that include Côtes de Genève, circular graining, hand chamfering and burnishing.
A sophisticated combination of high-tech materials has been chosen for the TimeWalker Chronograph 1000, enhancing its sporty and racing aesthetic. The 46.4 mm case comes in satin black DLC titanium, featuring a black ceramic bezel, a sapphire crystal, a sapphire display back panel, and being water resistant to 30 meters.
Movement is provided by the Swiss manual-wind Minerva for high quality montblanc replica watches in-house caliber MB M66.26, with 46 jewels and a power reserve of 100 hours for the time and 45 hours for the chronograph. In the end, we should also mention the superb black alligator leather strap, which comes with red stitching and asymmetric holes, and a steel and black DLC triple folding clasp. Feel free to get one.
Earlier this month, Montblanc formally debuted a new limited edition writing instrument, the High Artistry Homage to Johannes Kepler Limited Edition. The German-born Johannes Kepler, as you probably know, is revered for his genius in the fields of math and astronomy displayed during the late sixteenth century through the mid-seventeenth century. And the German-born Montblanc, known for its pens, uk replica watches and other luxury accessories, does the scientist proud with this latest offering. As is usual with most of the Montblanc limited edition pens, there are several versions of it, including the Johannes Kepler High Artistry Stella Nova Limited Edition 1-a one-of-a-kind pen priced at an astronomical €1.4 million. The cap and barrel feature a total of 570 diamonds and 5,294 blue sapphires designed to recall the magic of the Milky Way in the night sky.
The Homage to Johannes Kepler High Pede Serpentari Limited Edition 39 (comprising 39 pieces) is inspired by Kepler’s book De Stella Nova in Pede Serpentarii. The silhouette of the Au750 white gold pen recalls the Kepler telescope developed to observe the heavens, and the white gold of the cap top, cone and fittings contrast with the diamond-set deep blue lacquer of the cap and barrel. Three-dimensional hand engravings beneath the lacquer depict the Ophiuchus and Sagittarius constellations that Kepler addressed in his book, and his drafting compass inspired the distinctive design of the clip, which is adorned with a princess-cut blue sapphire. The pen’s rhodium-coated Au750 gold nib is set with a blue sapphire, and a uniquely colored opal decorates the cap crown.
The Johannes Kepler High Artistry Astronomia Nova Limited Edition 9 commemorates the year 1609 when Kepler first published Astronomia Nova, regarded as one of the greatest books on astronomy. The Ophiuchus and Sagittarius constellations from his book De Stella Nova have been recreated as a Au750 gold skeletonized overlay that contrasts with the deep blue lacquer beneath. The intricate constellation map is punctuated by white diamonds that represent the stars, while colored gemstones evoke planets. A globe-shaped lapis lazuli, surrounded by three rows of pavé diamonds, tops the cap.
Comprising just five pieces, the Homage to Johannes Kepler High Artistry Somnium Limited Edition 5 is alight with hundreds of sapphires carefully chosen by color. This edition also features an automatic replica montblanc watch movement at the top of the cap inspired by Kepler’s drawings of the phases of the moon. Montblanc developed this special moon phase in the Maison’s manufacture in Villeret in the Swiss Jura, and in order to ensure its full functionality, the writing instrument is accompanied by a re-winder in a handcrafted wooden box. Both the compass-shaped clip and the nib of the fountain pen is set with a red ruby.
Circling back to the one-of-a-kind pen that opens this piece, which is set with a diamond on both its nib and compass-style clip-and a 6.20-carat diamond on the cap crown-the Johannes Kepler High Artistry Stella Nova Limited Edition 1 comes with a porcelain pen stand produced by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, with whom Montblanc partnered. The off-white porcelain is shaped like the seventeenth century scrolled collar Kepler wore on top of which is set an open porcelain scroll depicting one of Kepler’s planetary drawings.