Inspired by the beautiful Minerva military chronographs from the 1930s, the 1858 Bronze Pilot Collection by Montblanc is breathtaking to say the least. The watches in question flaunt vintage shaped crowns, large cathedral hands and classic minute railway tracks around the dials, and to make things even better, they all have original Montblanc logos and cognac colored alligator or calfskin straps.
The Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter is limited to just 100 pieces, and it features a 44mm bronze case, an AR-coated sapphire crystal and a Swiss manual-wound Montblanc in-house by Minerva caliber MB M16.29 with a power reserve of 50 hours. The Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time is similar as far as aesthetics go, but it is powered by a Swiss automatic Montblanc caliber MB 29.19 that has a power reserve of 42 hours. As for the Montblanc 1858 Automatic, it has a stainless steel case with a Minerva Manufacture in Villeret engraving, as well as rhodium-plated luminescent hands and an aged-calf leather strap that is cognac-colored.