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news 29, Mar 2021 12:09am
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Birth of a New Gold

Crafted in a new and exclusive 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold, Montblanc brings us the 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition18 in a brand new edition.

A truly vintage timepiece, Montblanc introduces the 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 in a distinctive and exclusive 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold. A first of its kind, the timepiece features this unique material designed in tandem with the brand's distinctive vintage aesthetics.

Inspired by legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s, the Montblanc 1858 timepieces are dedicated to accompany mountain explorers and outdoor adventurers. The 46mm innovative case of new Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is set with a distinctive gold-coloured dial with contrasting green elements like luminescent catheral-shaped hour and minutes hands, and attached to a matching green nubuck calf strap. This harmony of colours on the watch gives it a unique look.

The new case material used for the watch gives off a deep golden colour with shades of pale yellow green. This gold alloy is specially composed of 18K Gold (Au 750‰), Silver (Ag 238‰)and Iron (Fe 12‰) that gives off its unique hue. The dial with its monochromatic aesthetic and sunray finish features cathedral-shaped hands, a central split-second hand and a tahcymeter telemeter scale along with the Montblanc emblem present at 12 o' clock.

The watch is powered by the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.3 that is inspired by a combination of the original Minerva calibres 19-09CH from 1990 and the 1729 developed back in the 1930s. Decorated with the Lime Gold material, the movement has two column wheels for the chronograph and split complication and clocks in a power reserve of 50 hours.

Limited to just 18 pieces, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is available in a green nubuck alligator leather strap with an 18K Lime Gold pin buckle.

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