The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie begins on Monday, and in anticipation we’re fitting in one last sneak peek today! For SIHH 2014 luxury watchmaker Montblanc will unveil a new “Homage to Nicolas Rieussec” Chronograph.
This limited edition chronograph begins with a 43mm case in 18K rose gold, a crown with an inlaid mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem and a monopusher at 8 o’clock. There is also a version available in stainless steel.
The grainé dial features a main enamelled hour-circle with a black minute track and rose gold hour and minute hands. In the dark, Superluminova-coated Arabic numerals that are invisible under daylight conditions also appear on the hour circle. The hour and minute hands are also coated in Superluminova. A skeletonised rhodium-plated hour-hand indicates a second time zone.
The dial also features two enamelled rotating discs, one a 60 second subdial at 8 o’clock and the other a 30 minute subdial at 4 o’clock, which share a motionless rhombic double index made of blued steel.
Finally, the dial also features the date at 3 o’clock and a day/night display for the second time zone at 9 o’clock.
At its heart is the Calibre MB R200, with double barrel, automatic winding and 72-hour power reserve. The sapphire crystal caseback offers a glimpse of this 319-component mechanical movement, as well as the power reserve display.
This timepiece is completed by a black alligator leather strap with a triple folding clasp.
Photos via Watch Insider.