When you consider the Montblanc Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph, you can without much of a stretch consider it the most Montblanc of the Montblanc watches. The remainder of the assortment may have a great deal of horological interest (see the as of late revealed Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum or the splendid Meisterstück Heritage Pulsograph with Minerva Monopusher Chronograph – and we’re not in any event, discussing the very good quality Villeret watches) however the Rieussec Chronograph is appropriately characterizing the real Montblanc assortment. It tends to be viewed as a work of art, near be a notable watch. After two Homage restricted version ( here and here ), let us acquaint you the Montblanc Homage with Nicolas Rieussec II Limited Edition.
What is the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec? To come clean, it is a significant one of a kind watch and mostly a brilliant cost/quality/joy proportion. What you’ll get is an in-house monopusher chronograph with segment haggle grip, a subsequent time-region, a day/night indicator, a helter-skelter hour and moment dial and a date. The entirety of that is coordinated in an unmistakable showcase, as the chronograph depends on turning plates rather than traditional running hands – for the two auxiliary dials – more subtleties can be found in our broad survey here . Why these turning plates? Indeed, this watch is roused by the absolute first chronograph (a gadget that composed time… clarifying the ‘graph’ addition) made by Nicolas Rieussec in 1821 to time a pony race (During the race, the watch could press a button the moment a pony crossed the starting line, subsequently setting off the hands loaded up with ink that were touching the dials and leave little ink blemishes on them). The presentation of the Montblanc Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph is an accolade for this antique gadget – once more, more subtleties to peruse in our broad survey .
For the SIHH 2014, Montblanc presented a restricted release of the Nicolas Rieussec chronograph (called the Montblanc Homage to Nicolas Rieussec ) followed later that year with a subsequent emphasis, the Montblanc Homage to Nicolas Rieussec Special Edition . Both were separating from the standard editions with their grainy grayish dial and for the most part with a cool element, just obvious at evening time. The ring around the topsy turvy dial, which during the day just shows brief track with engravings of the tens, uncovers glowing Arabic numerals during the evening, this ring is truth be told a ultra-present day half and half clay with the select Montblanc Mysterious Super-LumiNova. The Montblanc Homage to Nicolas Rieussec II that is going to be dispatched brings back those specificities and adds a couple adjustments.
As you can see on the photo beneath, the idea of the shrouded iridescent numerals is kept yet they are presently planned in a different style. This fired joins shades of Super-LumiNova to follow out Roman numerals in a typographic style indistinguishable from that utilized by Nicolas Rieussec in another of his planning instrument (well get back on this later). Then, this equivalent element is additionally applies on the two chronograph auxiliary dials – and obviously on the hands that are likewise loaded up with Super-LumiNova.
Compared to the past Homage releases, the dial appears to have a somewhat extraordinary surface, more rough (yet that may be the authority photos… just an involved could affirm that). The design of the dial is likewise like the other Homage – and in this way to a standard Nicolas Rieussec. The hours and minutes are shown on an unbalanced dial, together with the subsequent time-region. On the left side sits the day/night indicator and on the right, the date window. The development – calibre MB R200 – is likewise like each Nicolas Rieussec watches. The twofold barrel guarantees a 72-hour power reserve. There’s anyway one significant distinction that worries the chronograph sub-dials.
While the fundamental special element of the past versions (restricted or not) were these turning plates to show the chronograph (a recognition for the 1821 Rieussec time-author), this Montblanc Homage to Nicolas Rieussec II Limited Edition comes with old style pivoting hands. Truth be told, it offers recognition to the direct prepared chronograph. In 1825, Nicolas Rieussec developed an improved variant of his chronograph. With this model, he deserted the utilization of a pivoting graduated plated circle for a long, slim focal seconds hand that rotates to follow a moment circle showed around the dial.
The Montblanc Homage to Nicolas Rieussec II Limited Edition comes in a similar case as the remainder of the assortment, estimating 43mm and here made in treated steel. This watch will be a restricted release of 565 pieces, accessible in stores on September 1st and priced at 9.900 Euros. More subtleties on Montblanc.com .