The Only Watch noble cause closeout has been liable for a significant number of the coolest irregular watches from the extraordinary and the benefit of the business – and we’ve as of now acquainted you with a few pretty fantastic pieces in the previous weeks. So when we got the notice from Montblanc, with the news that they were making an exceptional variant of the Superb (with a capital “S” indeed…) 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter , the thought left us, at the Monochrome redaction, with gigantic grins on our countenances. We as a whole love the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter , and its heavenly development, yet when it comes in a unique Bronze Case and Vintage Green Dial form, it immediately becomes significantly more amazing…
It’s stunning to perceive the number of brands are in effect so energetic in this seventh release of Only Watch, and a large portion of them are turning up with super-cool novel watches. Taking a gander at some of them, you’d can’t help thinking about why these one of a kind pieces are not the ones you can really purchase at retailers, and this goes for the Unique Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter for Only Watch 2017. There are two purposes behind that, and the first is the base watch which has been utilized to make this stand-out release. Back in 2015, Montblanc presented a watch dependent on old fashioned military/flying chronograph made by Minerva . Remotely, this watch had all the ascribes of these profoundly lauded watches: huge case, church hands, huge radiant Arabic numerals and an exceptionally articulated 1930s look, brimming with little yet significant subtleties that allude to Minerva’s creation. Outwardly, this 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter was at that point very something, and the last touch was to be seen on the back.
To power this 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter, Montblanc chose to utilize a development from precisely the same period that enlivened the watch, and a development which is truly important – the Minerva calibre MB 16.29 monopusher – in view of an excessively huge chronograph movement, the 17.29 type, planned by Minerva in 1929. So in addition to the fact that you had the vintage look the vintage mechanics, which regarding current creation, is something practically extraordinary. This calibre MB M16.29 depends on a section wheel to impel the chronograph capacities, actuated by the single push-piece that is incorporated into the winding crown – along these lines requiring a complex arrangement of switches. It likewise includes an even coupling (once more, not current compared to vertical coupling of genuine refined developments). Proceeding in the outdated style, we can see a huge screw-managed balance haggle swan-neck controller. This development comes with a solitary barrel giving 50 hours of force hold, and it ticks at a lethargic recurrence of 18,000 vibrations each hour. All components are brightened in a manual, and verifiably pertinent way, and all through the completing is absolutely exquisite…
For Only Watch 2017, Montblanc acquaints new style components with the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter, with a 44mm bronze case ( as of now seen on the latest version of this watch ), coordinated with another and never-seen vintage graduated green dial (hazier on the edges). The cowhide tie coordinates the dial. On the back, the development, with plates and scaffolds in German-silver, is introduced in a red gold-plated rendition (concerning the late 2016 bronze release ), giving this watch a vintage look all around.
Side note: It is astounding to see that both Montblanc and Tudor (see here) are giving bronze watch green dials for Only Watch 2017, realizing that Davide Cerrato, Ex-Tudor planner and product development, is presently Head of the Watch Division at Montblanc… Just saying!
Technical Specifications – Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Only Watch 2017
- Case: 44mm huge x 13.15mm thick – bronze case with titanium bronze plated caseback – sapphire on the two sides – 30m water resistant
- Movement: Calibre MB M16.29, Minerva based –manual winding –50h power save – 18,000 vibrations/h – hours, minutes, little seconds, chronograph
- Strap: green crocodile lash with bronze plated pin-buckle
- Reference: 118775
- Unique Piece for Only Watch 2017
- Estimate: CHF 28,000 – 35,000