After the release of two limited editions of the Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph in 2022 in Lime Gold and stainless steel, Montblanc presents a new limited edition of the watch in distressed steel. This distressed steel finish is achieved by treating the 43mm stainless steel case with a black coating. The material is then manually washed and brushed with quartzite from the Mont-Blanc and limestones from the “V”-shaped mountain opposite the Villeret Manufacture, called La Combe Grède. Thanks to this treatment, each timepiece has its very own individual patina and appearance.
The timepiece features a white gold fluted bezel inspired by Minerva’s first fluted bezel that dates back to 1927. It is fitted with a black nubuck alligator strap with a distressed steel triple-folding clasp, and includes a caseback featuring an engraving of the historic Minerva Manufacture.
The Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition is equipped with a historic hand-wound Minerva MB M16.29 movement. It has been flipped over to showcase all the mechanical action on the dial side of the watch. What looks like a skeletonized movement, is actually a historic chronograph movement on full display on the dial side of the watch.
The distinctive Minerva arrow and the Maison’s “V”-shaped bridge are on display. The Minerva arrow pays homage to the Roman Goddess who is always depicted with her arrow-tipped staff in hand, and the unusual “V”-shaped bridge comes from the view of the mountains seen from the watchmakers’ window in Villeret, a sight that has been a constant since the founding of the workshop in 1858.
Special attention has been paid to the indications so that they don’t distract from the movement with an open-worked 30-minute chronograph counter, an open-worked small seconds display, and elegant hands and indexes that have been created with Super-LumiNova®.
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