Montblanc has reimagined its 1858 Split Second Chronograph, a move it says pays tribute to Minerva’s heritage.
Like on the original timepiece, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph features a telemeter scale that runs around the dial, a typical feature on the original Minerva chronographs.
The timepiece has a tachymeter (base 1000) at the centre of the dial in a colimacon which allows the user to measure a length of time up to three minutes instead of one minute in a traditional chronograph scale around the dial.
Housed in a 44 mm full satinated bronze case, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph comes with a black lacquered dial paired with red gold-coloured elements that accentuate the vintage style while also providing excellent readability of the complications both at day and night.
The glass has an anti-magnetized treatment on the inside top sapphire glass to give more precision the two second-hands of the chronograph.
The chronograph indications are displayed via a red-gold coated central chronograph second hand, a white-coloured split second hand to measure a second time interval and a chronograph minute counter at three o’clock.
Limited to 100 pieces, it is equipped with the new Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31 which features two column wheels, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours.
In order to guarantee the performance of the product line, the timepiece has undergone over 500 hours of simulated wear, with specific testing and controls under real-life conditions.