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

Montblanc reinterprets its Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph, which was launched in 2008 and has become a true Montblanc icon. This Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph is named after Nicolas Rieussec, who invented the first inking chronograph in 1821. The dial of the timepiece has been redesigned while keeping its distinctive look. The off-centre hour circle and the chronograph’s titanium turning discs have been domed, giving them a three-dimensional effect. Reminiscent of Minerva pocket watches, the Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph features a newly designed, round case of 44.8 mm, curved finishing on the sides, and horns that have steps on the sides. It is powered by the iconic Manufacture monopusher chronograph movement with automatic winding. The Calibre MB R200 is equipped with a column wheel mechanism that controls the monopusher chronograph. The timepiece is equipped with two rotating horizontally aligned discs for the monopusher chronograph’s 60-second and 30-minute counters, which turn below a blued fixed double index, as on the original 1821 device. Additionally, a second time zone is displayed via a skeletonised hand on the off-centre dial.

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

    Silvery-white dial with black Arabic numerals and titanium counters

Bezel

    Fixed, stainless steel

Sapphire Crystal

    Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Crown

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

Hands

    Blue-coloured hours and minutes hands; skeleton rhodium-coated second time zone hand; blue-coloured counter hand

Height

    15.02 mm

Diameter

    44.80 mm

Water Resistant

    3 bar (30 m)

Colour

    Blue sfumato

Clasp/Buckle

    Stainless steel triple-folding clasp

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