Mont Blanc 1858 Dual Time Automatic Swiss Watch. For sale is this beautiful Mont Blanc 1858 Dual Time automatic watch in excellent condition. When local time is set to home time, the skeleton home time hour hand is completely hidden under the local hour hand – the same way the Patek Phillipe Calatrava Travel Time functions. The watch is in excellent condition. It includes its original tan leather strap with virtually no signs of wear, its inner and outer boxes and instruction manual. The watch is also listed elsewhere so may be withdrawn from sale at any time. Kicking things up a notch on the complication scale is the 1858 Automatic Dual Time. It is born of the same ideas and inspiration as the 1858 Automatic and has the same two-tone steel and bronze construction along with the same black military-style dial with tritium-like lume and cathedral hands. This watch though has a lot more going on than the basic 1858 Automatic. In addition to the hour and minute hands you’ll find a small seconds register with a nested date window, a second hour hand for tracking a second time zone, and a day/night indicator just below 12 o’clock. Everything has been thoughtfully designed to minimize clutter, with the date disc showing white print on a black disc so it doesn’t distract from the rest of the dial, and the skeletonized GMT hand hiding gracefully behind the main hour hand when you don’t need a second time displayed. You can tell immediately that Davide Cerrato (head of Montblanc’s watch department and former head of design at Tudor) is responsible for this watch, and in all the best ways. Despite the additional complications, this watch is still 44mm across and comes in only 1.2mm thicker at 12.3mm. It wears basically the same as the 1858 Automatic, though I do think it reads larger on the wrist because of the additional info on the dial. Probably my biggest gripe wearing these two watches is that the domed sapphire crystals are dust magnets and with the black dials you see every speck it picks up. You can probably tell in the images above and I was wiping the watches down obsessively while shooting them. It’s not a deal-breaker by any means, just something to be aware of. Pricing to come at SIHH. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches”. The seller is “mte1000″ and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Montblanc
- Type: Wristwatch
- Department: Men
- Movement: Mechanical (Automatic)
- Model: Montblanc 1858