If! Just if, I'm convinced it would be Patek who mimicked anyone.

Jan 24, 2019,08:42 AM
 

With the integration of Minerva, Montblanc has lots of heritage in pilot watches.

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SIHH 2019: Montblanc 1858 Automatic Bronze LE of 1858 pieces.

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-06:45
The cool daily beater, which has character. That's what Montlbanc certainly had in mind when releasing this version of the 1858 Automatic. Just the strictly useful, here, with no date nor seconds. Hours, Minutes and basta cosi, as our Italian friends use ...  

They see the success of 5522A? [nt]

 
 By: I_am_Clueless : January 24th, 2019-07:24

Yes....this one 😬

 
 By: I_am_Clueless : January 24th, 2019-08:42
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Yeah, it's the Calatrava Pilot 2017 Special Edition.

 
 By: Pour le Mérite : January 24th, 2019-08:45
Yesterday someone told me the bronce rattrapante chronograph would like a Hanhart... :0

He he he... Too good! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2019-08:48

If! Just if, I'm convinced it would be Patek who mimicked anyone.

 
 By: Pour le Mérite : January 24th, 2019-08:42
With the integration of Minerva, Montblanc has lots of heritage in pilot watches.

It's okay. We all share something common and none can know everything.

 
 By: Pour le Mérite : January 24th, 2019-08:49
That's why I'm here. The knowledge is beyond every other forum.

I certainly like the concept but just can't make

 
 By: Thomas_3 : January 24th, 2019-08:57
myself take a liking to bronze cases.

I like it

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : January 24th, 2019-11:13
Bronze is in fashion at the moment, so why not? Combo with a green dial (like IWC did in its 42 mm chrono) is also a winning combination. I assume the bronze does not go green, like the IWC's?

I like the clean lines and the old-timey pilot's style

 
 By: reintitan : January 24th, 2019-17:35
but, and here's a dumb question, why didn't Richemont just market these Montblanc watches with Minerva movements as Minervas? Montblanc would have their Timewalker and other lines with their own brand name which makes sense, but for the high-end and Miner... 

Great, great looking piece, but...

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : January 25th, 2019-10:42
You’re right to say so, about getting tired of bronze cases and green dials. Also I’ve been skeptical about Montblanc even though they’ve done a wonderful job the past couple of years. I just cannot relate pens to watches. When I think about watches, I th... 

Ah my friend.... About bronze cases, we can only agree. It starts to become boring. As for the legitimity for Montblanc to make nice watches, I think they are doing a great job...

 
 By: amanico : January 25th, 2019-11:55
IF they take care of their clients in two ways, the service, and the limited development of ... Limited Editions of the same... Now, as for the soul, you can only find it in vintage watches, that's for sure. All the best! Nicolas

Like the size and minimalism...

 
 By: KMII : February 2nd, 2019-22:04
But like you say, slowly we are seeing possibly too much bronze.

Montblanc

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 1st, 2019-16:54
has a great history and is building onto that history with a BANG. I have invested (yes invested) in two 1858 chrono’s, the 2016 chrono of the year (SS with blue dial) and the new bronze with a Salmond dial, the new one is the most accurate watch I’ve eve...  

I went with the salmond Dial

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 2nd, 2019-18:28
I’m hoping the split second might come out in a different material and dial, I’m not drawn to “snail” type dial on this model...Jim