Montblanc Unveils Two New Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Models
The first is a limited edition of 500 pieces in a stainless-steel case with a black DLC coating and an anthracite dial, and the second comes in stainless steel with a deep blue dial with rhodium-coated hands and counters
Montblanc unveils two new contemporary interpretations of the Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec model. The first is a limited edition of 500 pieces in a stainless-steel case with a black DLC coating and an anthracite dial, and the second, unlimited edition, comes in stainless steel with a deep blue dial with rhodium-coated hands and counters. Both new models feature several details that reinforce the historical Paris connection.
Other modern details include open-worked indexes, dynamic dauphine hands with Super-LumiNova®, baton indexes, a black semi-transparent sapphire crystal on the case-back, blued screws on the movement, and strong colour contrasts between the different elements on each dial. The name ‘Chronographe Nicolas Rieussec’ is also engraved at 12 o’clock.
The Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph is powered by the self-winding Manufacture mono-pusher chronograph movement MB R200. It is equipped with a column wheel that controls the mono-pusher mechanism. To improve the chronograph’s start, the connection between the gear train and the chronograph's wheels is alternately engaged and disengaged by a vertical disc clutch and functions without any wear and tear. This mechanism prevents the elapsed time discs from jumping when the chronograph is switched on. The timepiece features a monopusher which is ergonomically positioned at 8 o’clock, where the wearer’s thumb can conveniently operate it.
Additionally, a rapid-reset mechanism for the hour and date is very practical for travellers who journey from one time zone to another. These indicators can be reset either clockwise or counter-clockwise without affecting the position of the minute hand.
The rate is regulated by a large 10-mm-diameter balance wheel with screws, which regularly oscillates with a high moment of inertia (12 mgcm²) and frequency of 28,800 A/h (4 Hz). The stable rate is further enhanced by the double barrel, providing 72 hours of power reserve. Furthermore, the balance bridge is open-worked, ensuring the precise positioning of the oscillator for optimal shock resistance.
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