Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Bronze

Jan 18, 2019,16:52 PM
 

Pretty exciting news from Montblanc's release of Minerva split second chrono. The movement looks amazing at a good price point, IMHO. Surprised it did not receive much coverage from SIHH.

Here's the link to more details, watchesbysjx.com l

What do you guys think?




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Great! Thanks, Nico

 
 By: mj23 : January 18th, 2019-17:20
Looking forward to your photos and review..I know you'd be very excited about this one.. I remember you've been asking for it.๐Ÿ˜‰

Isn't it similar to the one in Collector's market?

 
 By: Raymond_S : January 18th, 2019-17:16
By our mod? ...  

I know MB was paying respect to the historical Minerva dial

 
 By: Joepny : January 18th, 2019-17:43
but really wished they had taken the leap with a green dial. Based on their recent history, I would expect a few more versions of this rattrapante released over the next few years as MB rides this wave. Donโ€™t you think?

I would have to agree.

 
 By: mj23 : January 18th, 2019-18:18
I am expecting a salmon dial version. ๐Ÿ˜

I agree. Seems like if youโ€™re patient there will eventually be one in a configuration you prefer.

 
 By: brandon1 : January 18th, 2019-20:16
Movement is impeccable and the value is outstanding. Initially I thought the price must be wrong.

I couldnโ€™t believe the price either.

 
 By: mj23 : January 19th, 2019-07:25
Have to check several times to make sure I was not dreaming. But at this pricing point, itโ€™s not much different from the chrono only version. Not sure what their strategy is.

In terms of design, not bad at all.

 
 By: Luis6 : January 18th, 2019-17:49
But I'm pretty much immune to bronze cases.๐Ÿ˜…

That's a strong point. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 18th, 2019-17:51

That movement, wow!

 
 By: VMM : January 19th, 2019-00:56
I like the dial too, not my kind of case finish, though. Such a beautiful and stunning movement. Vte

Stunning movement...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 19th, 2019-03:05
just not a fan of the Montblanc marketing machine.

I kinda agree with you on the marketing side on other models.

 
 By: mj23 : January 19th, 2019-06:21
We will see how it goes for this one.

This is pretty exciting.

 
 By: DruidPadj : January 19th, 2019-06:36
And a great price. I wish they would have done it with the 13.xx movement, though. Or...also with the 13.

I love the movement

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : January 19th, 2019-08:27
but the watch is pretty big, still a good value. I own the 1858 monopusher in SS with the blue dial and at 42mm it is the perfect chrono, same movement minus the spit second addition. Won the best chrono of the year in 2016. I also like the salmon dial ch...  

Yes it is 44mm

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : February 13th, 2019-18:56
Sorry about th error, but the watch fits my 6.75 inch wrist very well, that is why I thought it was 42mm. ;-). I just ordered the salmon dial 1858 in Bronze, the rose gold movement is beatiful...Jim ...  

Fully agreed, MJ23!

 
 By: KMII : February 2nd, 2019-21:55
It is certainly something that has been asked of the manufacture on several occasions. And deliver they did! While I hope for a non-bronze case in due course this is a very appealing piece, and - as you say - fantastic value!