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 is one of the purest vintage-inspired timepieces, featuring a blue theme across the dial, case and strap. The case has a fixed steel bezel with a matching shiny blue ceramic and displays 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 Montblanc 1858 Automatic 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. The timepiece is adorned with a matching blue Sfumato calf leather strap with white stitching.