New Montblanc Star Collection: Classic Elegance

Montblanc takes its inspiration from the origins of fine watchmaking and releases four new Montblanc Star watches: two Nicholas Case chronographs and a new interpretation of the calendar with unique Roman numeral timescales Automatic and full calendar watches.

The origins of classic fine watchmaking

   The new Montblanc Star Collection watches draw valuable experience from the fine watchmaking traditions of Minerva, especially from the precision pocket watches manufactured by Minerva Watch Factory from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Thanks to the patented crown system, these timepieces became an innovative benchmark for fine watchmaking at the time, leading the rapid success of the Minerva watch factory worldwide.
   Adhering to the spirit of classic elegance, the new Montblanc Star Series timepieces inherit the classic high-level watchmaking specifications: the round case is curved; the sides of the lugs are designed with unique step patterns; the onion crown is embossed with the classic Montblanc hexagonal white star logo; Differentiating with the star series’ signature radiating corrugated pattern.

Two new Montblanc star series Nicholas Case chronographs

   Montblanc presents two new timepieces in 2019 following the stainless steel new star series Nicolas Case chronograph with silver-white dial in 2018: a bold contrast with a rose gold case and a smoky gray dial Aesthetic design, another smoky dial with stainless steel case. Both timepieces are equipped with an smoky halo-coated alligator leather strap made by Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy.

   These two watches are a tribute to the French watchmaker, Nicholas Kasch. In 1821, he invented and patented the world’s first ink-dropping chronograph, which was recorded in the history of fine watchmaking.

   The dial of the new Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Case chronograph includes two highly recognizable, horizontally arranged rotating discs. The left disc measures 60 seconds and the right disc measures 30 minutes, just like the original The design of the ink drop timer is the same, with two fixed chronograph dials at the two ends of the fixed hands. The three-dimensional design of the two chronograph discs and the eccentric time-division scale ring create a unique three-dimensional effect.

   Other dial design details include slender Arabic numerals, precise rail-shaped minute scales, classic willow-shaped hands, azuré motifs in the center of the dial, and delicate filetsautéguilloché surrounding the dial. To pay tribute to the esteemed inventor of chronographs, the dial’s outer ring is decorated with the inscription ‘NicolasRieussec’.
   The new Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Case chronograph is equipped with Montblanc’s self-winding, single-button chronograph movement MBR200 equipped with a column wheel device. Through the sapphire crystal on the case back, the modern beauty of the movement can be seen at a glance. To achieve the best performance, the movement’s dual barrel can provide a power reserve of up to 72 hours.

   The new Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Kay Chronograph is water-resistant to 30 meters and has been awarded the ‘Montblanc Lab 500-Hour Quality Test’ certification.

Roman numerals present the new Montblanc Star Collection

   In 2018, Montblanc took inspiration from the long history and extraordinary watchmaking process of the Minerva Watch Factory, and adopted new design specifications to reinterpret the brand’s iconic star series watches. In 2019, the series launched two new watches with black Roman numerals to enrich the choice, namely the new Montblanc Star Automatic Calendar Watch and the new Montblanc Star Full Calendar Watch.

   These two timepieces are made of stainless steel, and they also match the stylish colorful halo-coated alligator strap made by Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy.

   Following this series of elegant design specifications, the delicate dial of the new Montblanc Star Automatic Calendar watch is adorned with a radial Montblanc signature hexagonal white star engraved pattern with a willow-shaped hour and minute hands and engraved filetsautéguilloché ) And unique rail-type minute scale ring. This watch is equipped with the self-winding movement MB24.01. The hour, minute and second hands are located in the center of the dial, and the date display is at the ‘six o’clock’ position. This timepiece is available in two sizes, 39 mm and 42 mm in diameter, with silver-white dials.

   The new Montblanc Star Collection full calendar watch follows the same aesthetic design specifications as the new Montblanc Star Collection calendar self-winding watch. It has a 42 mm stainless steel case and is equipped with an automatic movement MB29.12. Hour, minute, second and date, day of the week, month and moon phase display. A date circle consisting of 31 date numbers surrounds the dial, and a small crescent-shaped hand at the top rotates along it to indicate the date. The day of the week and month are displayed in a small window above the dial, and the moon phase display is below the dial.

   The new Montblanc Star Collection watches are expected to be fully available for sale in the Chinese market from May 2019.

New Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Case chronograph

Code: 119964
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MBR200
Movement type Automatic mechanical movement, chronograph display, double barrel
Timing function Single button with column wheel and vertical clutch
Size 31.00 mm diameter; 8.46 mm thickness
Number of components 319
Number of jewels 40
Power reserve about 72 hours
Balance wheel Screw balance wheel, diameter 9.7 mm; moment of inertia 12 mg • cm2
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer
Plywood, rhodium-plated, pearl pattern on both sides
Bridge plate rhodium-plated with ‘Geneva ripple’
Gear train Special tooth design to improve power transmission efficiency
Display Off-centered hour and minute hands
Hour and minute hands indicate the time in the second time zone
Day and night display
Date display window is at ‘six o’clock’
60-second and 30-minute sub-dials with fixed hands
Quickly adjust the hour hand and date back and forth to meet travel needs

Exterior
Case 18K rose gold, polished case
Crystal Dome-shaped sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating
Case back 18K rose gold with sapphire crystal
Dimensions 44.8 mm diameter, 15.02 mm thickness
Water-resistant to about 30 meters (3 bar)
Crown 18K rose gold, embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo

Button Chronograph button at ‘eight o’clock’
Dial The smoky dial is decorated with guilloché, the center of the dome-shaped hour scale is decorated with azuré pattern, Arabic numerals in rose gold, and guilloché (filetsautéguilloché) are outlined around the dial. Rhodium skeletonized hands indicating the time in the second time zone, rose gold-plated domed polished titanium chronograph dial
Strap Gray halo-coated alligator leather strap by Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy, 18K rose gold pin buckle

Acquired the ‘Montblanc Lab 500 Hour Quality Test’ certification

New Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Case chronograph

Code: 119954
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MBR200
Movement type Automatic mechanical movement, chronograph display, double barrel
Timing function Single button with column wheel and vertical clutch
Size 31.00 mm diameter; 8.46 mm thickness
Number of components 319
Number of jewels 40
Power reserve about 72 hours
Balance wheel Screw balance wheel, diameter 9.7 mm; moment of inertia 12 mg • cm2
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer
Plywood, rhodium-plated, pearl pattern on both sides
Bridge plate rhodium-plated with ‘Geneva ripple’
Gear train Special tooth design to improve power transmission efficiency
Display Off-centered hour and minute hands
Hour and minute hands indicate the time in the second time zone
Day and night display
Date display window is at ‘six o’clock’
60-second and 30-minute sub-dials with fixed hands
Quickly adjust the hour hand and date back and forth to meet travel needs

Exterior
Case Polished steel case
Crystal Dome-shaped sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating
Case back Stainless steel with sapphire crystal
Dimensions 44.8 mm diameter, 15.02 mm thickness
Water-resistant to about 30 meters (3 bar)
Crown Stainless steel, embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo

Button Chronograph button at ‘eight o’clock’
Dial The smoky dial is decorated with guilloché, the center of the dome-shaped hour scale is decorated with azuré pattern, silver white Arabic numerals, guilloché (filetsautéguilloché) is outlined around the dial, rhodium-plated willow-shaped hour and minute hands, blue Hollow hands indicating the time in the second time zone, rhodium-plated domed polished titanium chronograph dial
Strap Gray halo-coated alligator leather strap from Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy, stainless steel triple folding clasp

Acquired the ‘Montblanc Lab 500 Hour Quality Test’ certification
New Montblanc Star Full Calendar (42mm)

 
Code: 119955
Caliber MB29.12
Movement Type Automatic Mechanical Movement
Full calendar display (date, week, month and moon phase)
Number of jewels 25
Power reserve about 42 hours
Balance ring
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer
Display Central hour hand, minute hand, second hand
Full calendar display
Central date pointer
Day and month window is at ‘twelve o’clock’
Moon phases at ‘six o’clock’

Exterior
Case Polished steel case
Mirror: Domed sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating
Case back Stainless steel, recessed sapphire crystal window
Dimensions 42 mm diameter, 11.43 mm thickness
Water-resistant to about 30 meters (3 bar)
Crown Stainless steel, embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo
Dial The silvery white dial is decorated with a radial Montblanc hexagonal white star engraved pattern, filetsautéguilloché, black Roman numerals, blue willow-shaped hour and minute hands, and blue at the bottom with the Montblanc hexagonal white star logo Barton seconds, rhodium-plated Barton date hands
Strap Blue halo-coated alligator leather strap by Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy, stainless steel triple folding clasp
New Montblanc Star Automatic Calendar Watch (42mm)

 
Code: 119956

Movement MB24.01
Movement type Automatic mechanical movement, calendar display
Number of gems 21
Power reserve about 42 hours
Balance ring
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer
Display Central Hour Hand, Minute Hand, Small Second Hand
Calendar display window is at ‘six o’clock’
Ranch
Exterior
Case Polished steel case
Crystal Dome-shaped sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating
Case back Stainless steel, recessed sapphire crystal window
Dimensions 42 mm diameter, 9.58 mm thickness
Water-resistant to about 30 meters (3 bar)
Crown Stainless steel, embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo
Dial The white dial is decorated with a radial Montblanc hexagonal white star engraved pattern, filetsautéguilloché, black Roman numerals, blue willow-shaped hour and minute hands, and a blue Barton seconds hand with Montblanc hexagonal white star logo on the bottom.
Strap Blue halo-coated crocodile leather strap by the Richemont Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy, stainless steel pin buckle