Montblanc Brings Back the 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date with Grey Dial

Last year, Montblanc saw success following the introduction of its 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date, appropriately fitted with an “iced” dial. First seen at Watches and Wonders 2023, the brand added a variant to the collection sporting a dynamic grey dial. Its stunning pattern is inspired by a glacier of the Mont Blanc massif – the Mer de Glace.

At certain light exposures, glacial ice appears gray due to the mineral deposits that have accumulated over the millennia. A special technique called gratté-boisé is used to bring this pattern to life on the dial, which lends it a striking aura of depth and radiance.

The 41mm stainless steel case is pressure-tested to 30 bar and is also decorated with an engraving that depicts a diver exploring the glacier lake in relief.

As an ISO 6425-certified diver’s watch, the newcomer features a luminescent dial as well as a unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel, on which the first 15 minutes are color-coded. In addition, the watch undergoes the Montblanc Laboratory Test, which tests shock resistance, magnetic, and temperature resistance.

Pricing for the Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date was not yet specified at the time of publication. The Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea collection includes an additional rubber strap that can be exchanged without tools.

To learn more, visit Montblanc, here.

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