MONTBLANC – “Homage to Nicolas Rieussec”

193 years ago, French watchmaker Nicolas Rieussec designed the ink chronograph which was used to measure horses’ times during races. Montblanc pays tribute to the creative icon with a monopusher chronograph inspired by the original 1821 model. The 2014 version has the same features as its ancestor with the chronograph’s two rotating discs (60 minute counter at 9 o’ clock and 30 minute counter at 4 o’ clock) linked by a blue rhombus. The silver dial has a white ceramic display off-centre at 12 o’ clock punctuated by Arabic numerals and a black minute track with 3 leaf hands for the hours, minutes and second time zone. The date is displayed in a 3 o’ clock window whilst the day/night indicator is at 9 o’ clock. These functions are brought to life by the self-winding calibre made by Montblanc nestled in the 43mm case. Price: 31,400 CHF (rose gold – 193 pieces) – 10,500 CHF (steel – 565 pieces)

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