At SIHH 2016, Montblanc introduced its new “1858” replica watch collection which not only have a new logo but also contain two limited models known as the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition replica watches that come in either steel or red gold.The collection isn’t without its quirks, but it shows just how fragmented and interesting Montblanc replica watch family has now become as they keep adding additional “watch personalities” to their product line-up.
The Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition replica watch has a 44mm-wide case that is 13.15mm thick and very much feels like others which have come out of the Montblanc Villeret arm of the brand. As a monopusher chronograph, the pusher for the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition replica watch is designed into the crown itself. This leaves the case feeling a bit more elegant as compared to two-pusher chronograph watches.
While the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph replica watch is offered in a rich-looking 18k red gold case with a black dial, that model is certainly not the value-friendly option of the two limited editions even though it is undeniably good-looking. Luckily for collectors, Montblanc also includes a steel-cased version of the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition replica watch with a trendy blue dial and matching alligator strap.
On the wrist, the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition replica watch is attractive with its hyper-legible dial and sporty-yet-vintage looks which are timeless in their appeal. Designs such as this have endured over the ages which makes them very versatile from a style perspective. There aren’t too many other watches of this ilk which you can easily wear with jeans or something a bit more formal. The retro aviator-style hands of this Montblanc replica watch are painted in lume as are the Arabic numeral hour markers. The slight sunburst polish on the dial adds a hint of shine while the face otherwise is pleasantly utilitarian. As the watch name implies, the dial bears a tachymeter scale which adds style, but realistically offers zero functionality as I have yet to meet anyone who ever uses these in tandem with a chronograph.