The Montblanc 1858 product line is inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s which were conceived for military use and exploration. Reinterpreting these historical timepieces, the Montblanc 1858 product line expresses the spirit of mountain exploration, embodying the modern trend of returning to nature. The Montblanc 1858 Automatic Limited Edition 1858 watch comes with a fixed steel bezel that has been enhanced with shiny black ceramic and the four engraved luminescent cardinal points. Housed in a 40 mm stainless steel case with slim curved horns decorated with polished and satin-finishing, the watch unveils a picture of the Mont Blanc mountain that has been engraved on the case back, along with a compass and two crossed ice pick-axes, which further reinforce the spirit of mountain exploration and the famous peak which inspired the founders of the Maison. For legibility and design, the black dial contrasts with historical beige luminescent cathedral-shaped hands and luminescent beige Arabic numerals. The timepiece is completed with a black calf leather strap with beige stitching.