Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph

  • Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph
  • Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph
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Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph


  • TRADITION TO CREATE LUXURY WATCHES. Switzerland is long the home of finest watchmaking traditions. In Montblanc’s Le Locle and Villeret Manufactures in the Swiss Alps, superbly intricate movements are crafted in house by master watchmakers to form the heart of every chronograph. Innovative complications and exquisite adornments are meticulously shaped with skill and dedication to perfect each watch. From hairspring and balance bearing to pallet fork, in over 300 hours of dedicated focus all the elements are brought into singular harmony, and with the first turn of its movement, a watch comes to life and a journey begins.

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The Story

The Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph pays tribute to the French watchmaker Nicolas Rieussec who invented the first inking chronograph, which was patented in 1821 and marked the history of fine watchmaking. The timepiece incorporates the two very recognisable rotating, horizontally aligned discs on the watch’s dial — one for the chronograph’s 60-second counter and the other for the 30-minute counter — which turn below a fixed double index, like on the original device. Both the counters and the off-centred hours and minutes ring are domed to give an eye-catching three-dimensional effect. The watch is powered by the iconic Manufacture monopusher chronograph movement, calibre MB R200, with automatic winding and a column wheel mechanism that can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. The calibre has two barrels which store enough energy for 72 hours of power reserve. The Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph comes in a 44.8 mm stainless steel case with an anthracite dial and a matching anthracite Sfumato alligator leather strap coming from the Maison’s leather workshop in Florence, Italy.

Specifications

Movement Type

    Monopusher chronograph with automatic winding

Calibre

    MB R200

Balance

    Screw balance, Ø 9.7 mm; 12 mg.cm²

Power Reserve

    Approx. 72 hrs

No. of Components

    319 components

Frequency

    28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)

Balance Spring

    Flat hairspring

Plate

    Rhodium-plated and circular-grained plates

Bridges

    Rhodium-plated German silver, “Côtes de Genève”, recesses circular-grained on both sides, hand-chamfered edges

Going Train

    Wheel train with special toothing for a more efficient power transmission

Material

    Stainless steel

Dial

    Anthracite dial with silver-coloured Arabic numerals

Bezel

    Fixed, stainless steel

Sapphire Crystal

    Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Crown

    Non-screw crown, 1 O-ring, stainless steel

Hands

    Rhodium-coated feuille hours and minutes hands and blued skeletonised feuille second time zone hand

Height

    15.02 mm

Diameter

    44.80 mm

Water Resistant

    3 bar (30 m)

Colour

    Grey sfumato

Clasp/Buckle

    Stainless steel triple-folding clasp

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