H edition - 25 pcs - steel case Monopusher

Sep 25, 2019,06:59 AM
 

Minerva M13,21 movement on steel case.....US30k*

what do you think of this Black dial version ? 

personally i feel the Blue dial Montblanc Monopusher few years before was spot on & the movement finish was brilliant too.


Pic Credit : Hodinkee

Pic Credit : Hodinkee


Best,
mahesh.,

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The Blue has a different movement, and a bigger case. For me, still my favorite. Not bad looking, this one, but nothing special, in my opinion. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-07:03
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i agree Nico...Blue dial was quite good - even the big case size was fitting the movement size + comfortable on the wrist...

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-07:05
if i may...add one of your pics - so easy to compare 'visually'
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Here you are...

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-07:07
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merci mon amis !

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-07:39
that sets the debate tone ;-)
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Pleasure. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-08:14
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Well, definitely not a perpetual calendar. LOL.

 
 By: M4 : September 25th, 2019-07:09
Nice watch, but $30,000 seems too much. M4
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Here I disagree. 30 K USD is still ( the MB 1858 Tachymeter from 2016 was a tad lower in price ) a very good price for a chrono of this quality. Especially when you compare the finishings of the movement. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-07:11
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FWIW, $30K includes a trip to Montblanc in Switzerland [nt]

 
 By: logan2z : September 25th, 2019-07:58
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Sounds like the experience is the sell

 
 By: tom18 : September 25th, 2019-09:59
The trip sounds interesting although there isn't a ton of detail on that (flight class, hotel, meals). Is this really a trip with a nice souvenir watch included?
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Well, the trip costs 30 K USD, and they offer you the watch. ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-10:02
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he he..you've a logic, now-a-days steel watches are expensive than travel ;-) [nt]

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-12:38
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:)))) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-13:27
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... and equiped with an in-house metal balance wheel👌 [nt]

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : September 25th, 2019-09:21
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monopusher chrono with a movement - not bad pricing....

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-07:40
unless you're comparing with all other possible watches for that price - then it is apples vs oranges...
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I think this is absolutely gorgeous, nearly perfect

 
 By: cholack : September 25th, 2019-07:50
My main criticism of the 1858 Tachy Bleu with cal 16.29 is the diameter of the piece. For me, having “evolved” my tastes to vintage size proportions, 42mm is too big for me. This H edition hits the right size at 40mm and 12mm something in thickness. And w... 
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i agree 40mm is right sized...

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-07:53
i think 42 made sense for cal 16,29 i'm very much like you, i prefer 40mm or less but i felt the 42mm case sat well on the wrist when i tried out. i feel the blue dial was 'more' lively than the black but probably that is just me...
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It is not even 42 mm. It is 44 mm ( Tachy Blue ). With the Hondinkee, you have exactly the same thing than this one.

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-08:14
The only difference being the color of the dial and the hands... Which is not enough for me... ...  
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I am a bit unimpressed by the dial side.

 
 By: jlux : September 25th, 2019-08:39
The movement is of course superb.
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may be 'h' played it too safe i think... [nt]

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-12:39
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naah [nt]

 
 By: Gelato Monster : September 25th, 2019-08:57
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Pretty OK

 
 By: vitalsigns : September 25th, 2019-09:06
Movement is nice, of course. Seems very stealthy. Hands are a bit boring. Dislike monopushers in general, as I prefer the ability to start/stop/start again the chrono function without reset. $30K is too expensive IMO, whether limited edition or not. I cou... 
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Split

 
 By: coz : September 25th, 2019-10:35
I was hoping this version was a steel cased split second version...
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Yes, but in this case the movement would be the cal 16.31, not 13.21... I hope they'll keep the Split Seconds for the general audience. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-10:36
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thanks John...i'm happy you found at least me posting it here is a positive thing ;-)

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-12:41
cheer up...the watch world is bigger & beyond 'H' ;-)
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Hah, no worries...I'm truly not dour over this offering :)

 
 By: vitalsigns : September 25th, 2019-14:57
And I know there will be many watches offered that I won't like for some reason, but others will. That's what makes a market. Cheers, John
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I really like it as it exudes 1930s old skool charm

 
 By: reintitan : September 25th, 2019-10:34
As I stated before I would really have preferred that they kept the Minerva name for the watches while Mont Blanc was reserved for the pens and leather goods. The dial and hands are IMHO much cleaner and easier on the eyes than the regular production mode... 
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with the weather @ Feb in Switzerland...i'm sure it would be quite an experience ;-) [nt]

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-12:43
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We're currently experiencing a heat wave here in California

 
 By: reintitan : September 25th, 2019-15:59
Almost 100 F where I'm at today. Bring on those Swiss February temps I say
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i was told there are no climate change in the US - i heard it wrong ;-) [nt]

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 26th, 2019-00:35
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We only have 12 years left before the world ends. :-)) [nt]

 
 By: reintitan : September 26th, 2019-01:26
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what...i just got 12 watches more to buy ?!

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 26th, 2019-01:40
how sad...if i want a 5711 it already takes 4 years now :-(
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Grey market will be the way to go.

 
 By: reintitan : September 26th, 2019-15:11
Greta will agree I'm sure. )
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Define “all expenses paid”....

 
 By: I_am_Clueless : September 25th, 2019-17:04
What class of flight, lodging and food 😅 I’m curious to know the details although it’s all sold out.
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That's why I put it in quotes :-)

 
 By: reintitan : September 25th, 2019-17:15
It could mean anything and everything between flying first class and staying in a suite to being Ben Clymer's personal assistant during the entire trip
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:))))) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-21:58
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Sold out in less than 24 hours. They should sell more watches more often, at Hodinkee. Or become a multi brand AD. ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-22:03
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Nope. Not feeling it

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 25th, 2019-10:44
Feel that it’s over priced. Dial is boring too.
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+1 I can buy many nicer watches at least 3 to 5 for the price of this one. [nt]

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : September 25th, 2019-12:15
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you mean Gold watches ?!

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-12:44
steel are exclusive - isn't it ;-)
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LooooL, in any case material but yes steel is very difficult and rare Hahahaha [nt]

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : September 25th, 2019-15:44
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One has to admit

 
 By: FlyingSnoopy : September 25th, 2019-12:17
that the marketing idea to include an exclusive trip to Minerva is a great idea The movement is gorgeous I would also have preferred to have Minerva on the dial but this has been, I think, debated a few times... Cheers
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+1

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 25th, 2019-12:46
it would be interesting experience to visit a manufacture...but 30k, i would think twice
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For that you can visit all the Manufacturers LooooL [nt]

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : September 25th, 2019-15:45
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ROFL! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-21:50
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If this was a regular production piece, I'd give it a thumbs up..

 
 By: Echi : September 25th, 2019-19:26
But I don't see how this one even being limited to 25 trumps current offerings. I think they did a good job with the VC for example. It made people think, yeah, VC should have designed it the way HDK did. But here, I don't get that vibe. To be honest, I t... 
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In total agreement with you, Echi. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 25th, 2019-21:50
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I like the watch , but I don’t see the 30K even with the trip ... But that’s just me thinking loud . [nt]

 
 By: ZSHSZ : September 26th, 2019-00:30
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i'm sure you're not alone...

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 26th, 2019-00:36
but at least there are 25 ppl who believe otherwise
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Hahaha ! True ... [nt]

 
 By: ZSHSZ : September 26th, 2019-00:58
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I'm a bit confused ...

 
 By: CL : September 26th, 2019-04:58
why are there so many people here who hate this watch? Aren't the non-limited edition watch around this price or even more expensive? If so, why will people consider this over price when it even comes with a trip> Am I missing out something?
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Agreed. I don't think the price is a problem, here. I would rather say it is the dial and the hands. Something more special would have been better, in my opinion. Rather than a black version of the green. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2019-05:11
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+1 [nt]

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 26th, 2019-05:20
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Ah I see...

 
 By: CL : September 26th, 2019-16:42
I thought there's something else. Thanks for the clarification.
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Well...if you have to ask

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 26th, 2019-09:32
I don’t think people hate it. It’s just hard to get enthusiastic with the product at that price point. Why it’s considered expensive is simple. Just think about what you can do with 30 grand. Although value, price...I gotta say it’s relative and differs f... 
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+1k

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 26th, 2019-11:32
I completely agree, it doesn’t connect to the senses. 30k you’re ready in the zone of FPJ CS Pt or WG Daytona or GMT Master 2 Pepsi Meteorite - lemme say too many choices to win over ! Best, Mahesh.,
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You get my point ;-) NT [nt]

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 26th, 2019-22:32
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30k for this movement and such finishing...

 
 By: CL : September 26th, 2019-16:44
I think it is a good buy. But I agree with Amanico that one might as well go with the green version, which is cooler..
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Exactly my point. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2019-23:14
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You do seem a little confused...about the difference between ‘lack of enthusiasm’ and ‘hate’. I don’t see anyone expressing hatred for it, just mild criticism. [nt]

 
 By: pejp : September 26th, 2019-15:03
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I expressed it too literally and

 
 By: CL : September 26th, 2019-16:45
you understood it too literally too
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Ok, I'll go on record as saying, "I like this one."

 
 By: jmpTT : September 26th, 2019-19:48
Conceptually, it's a bit bananas. Take one of the finest chronograph movements in the world and turn it into a knockabout watch. Throw it on an appropriate strap, get the seals checked every year and you can theoretically wear this watch while cannonballi... 
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For me as well, the Heritage Pulsographe and its salmon dial is more tempting. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2019-23:16
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I hope Mont Blanc comes out with a non-LE version of this watch but with a twist

 
 By: reintitan : September 27th, 2019-15:40
Minerva name only on the dial Grade-5 Titanium case 😮 Remove the caliber name from the dial (just silly) Price it USD15k tops or lower No free trip to Villeret Save one for me
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15 USD would not be a good thing. Look at the movement finishings. How can you justify it would be priced just a bit above a Steel Daytona??? [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 27th, 2019-15:42
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We all have to have dreams my friend ;-))

 
 By: reintitan : September 27th, 2019-16:37
So dream big
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So, a Split Seconds in a tantalum case, then, at 35 K Euros. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 27th, 2019-17:21
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Why not?

 
 By: reintitan : September 27th, 2019-18:46
Probably close to actual production costs, too. Add in some big name "brand ambassadors" though and the price will likely double.
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For an equivalent level of finishings? You can even expect x3 or x4, easily! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 28th, 2019-00:51
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You can’t get the tantalum case off your mind...can you ?! 😂 [nt]

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 28th, 2019-01:44
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I definitely can't! ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 28th, 2019-01:49
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I have to say...

 
 By: KMII : October 2nd, 2019-06:50
I quite like it. The size is better for my wrist (selfish reason, I know) and I really prefer he black dial to the green one. The 100m WR is quite helpful, too - not that I would necessarily swim with it but at least you would not get nervous getting caug... 
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I got it and love it...size , font , finishing , beautiful strap..just wished they didn’t put the Mont Blanc name on the dial..otherwise one of the most beautiful chronograph I have. ..

 
 By: Syl2 : October 9th, 2019-03:38
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I would have preferred not having the Cal 13.21 mentioned on the dial. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 9th, 2019-05:45
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I fully agree...

 
 By: KMII : October 9th, 2019-07:16
But also understand why they did it - without it would look practically indistinguishable from the one with the ETA movement - which some might see as a feature but many would consider a big flaw (I am sure you remember the discussions on this topic from ... 
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Congratulations!

 
 By: KMII : October 9th, 2019-07:17
And I agree - there's a lot to like here! Hope you will enjoy yours for many years to come
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Green

 
 By: perregaux1 : November 9th, 2019-09:25
guys what about this one? Is it worth buying? I quite like it but not sure i could continue liking it for a long time to come. Thanks ...  
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It is beautiful no doubt

 
 By: maverickmahesh : November 9th, 2019-09:40
It depends on your collection, if you’re looking for a versatile watch I wouldn’t count on this.
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You already doubt you can like it in the long term... Too bad, because it is a super watch. But you can find the blue dialed version ( bigger ) or a version with the same calibre, but with a salmon dial. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 9th, 2019-10:16
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