Destined for the skies, the Montblanc 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow watch is every pilot’s fantasy


Completing the trio of Montblanc 1858 watches comes the sky-bound 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow. Montblanc has flexed their obsession with adventure and explorations, with the 1858 Zero Gravity watch that is dedicated to mountain expeditions and the 1858 Iced Sea that reminisces frozen glacial lakes. The Red Arrow Monopusher Chronograph is inspired by and for aviation fanatics.


Any pilot would love to don a legendary Minerva watch, from the very first one in 1927 to the 1939 chronograph that introduced an external rotating bezel and reset function for the first time. It goes without saying that pilots rely on the precision of their equipment. As time has gone by, the Minerva line has drawn inspiration from its past – this time, from the 1939 version. So, it’s no surprise that the 1858 Red Arrow employs a rotating bezel in 18-karat White Gold. The hallmark red arrow at 12 o’clock makes reading the time easy. The red arrow can be aligned with the seconds, minute, or hour hand. This helps keep track of elapsed time. The wearer can also set a countdown timer by rotating the bezel to align with the red arrow.


The intention of the dial and its nuances is to make reading time easy and quick. The dial is in Jet Black with Super-LumiNova hands and numerals. The 42mm stainless steel case comes with a special engraving at the back, which is the case with all three Montblanc 1868 watches from this release. A telemeter scale is present around the dial, a tachymeter occupies the center, a 30-minute chronograph can be found at 3 o’clock, and a small second counter can be found at 9 o’clock.


The 1858 Red Arrow is powered by a caliber MB M13.21 split-second chronograph, which is based on the caliber MB M19.09 original movement. Only 88 pieces of the watch will be manufactured.