What’s Hot At Watches & Wonders 2024: Montblanc Launches Monopusher Chronograph With Full Transparency

For Watches & Wonders 2024, Montblanc unveils the 1858 Unveiled Minerva Monopusher Chronograph that's a marvel from all angles
1858 The Unveiled Minerva Monopusher Chronograph

When Montblanc’s style of subdued sophistication meets a movement that deserves to be admired in its full glory, what you get is the new Montblanc 1858 The Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph. In a limited edition of 100 pieces, the 43mm stainless steel timepiece is distinguished by its monopusher movement Calibre MB M17.26, constructed on pillars to maximise visual levity, and completely visible through the five apertures added into the case band.

The hand-finished manual-winding movement comprises 291 components, with German silver plates and bridges plated in blue for better contrast, resulting in a spectacular watch that needs to be seen. 

Meanwhile, Montblanc’s Star Legacy capsule collection introduces its third edition, dominated by deep burgundy (a nod to the pink fluorite and red fluorite that can be mined from Mont Blanc). A tribute to the 18th-century mountaineer Jacques Balmat, who summited Mont Blanc in 1786, the three stainless steel models—a 39mm automatic date, a 42mm moonphase, and a 42mm chronograph—each come in a limited run of 1786 pieces.

A glacier pattern in the centre of the dial is encircled by a ring bearing the sfumato effect, while the polished round cases take inspiration from the Minerva pocket watches from the late 19th and early 20th century. The maison’s six-point star emblem on the second hand’s counterweight completes the look.