Thursday, 27 November 2014

Ultimate Christmas Wishlist: Montblanc “Homage to Nicolas Rieussec Special Edition”

Below: The ultimate Christmas pampering... Montblanc “Homage to Nicolas Rieussec Special Edition” is a dream watch to own this festive season and beyond. Check out the very special invisible numerals on the hour circle that only appears when in the dark!
Montblanc “Homage to Nicolas Rieussec Special Edition”
 A New Interpretation of Rieussec’s Chronograph from 1821

Christmas is the season of celebration and joy. And what better way to usher in some joyous pampering than gifting yourself or a special someone with a brand new timepiece that combines innovation, luxury and timeless appeal this festive holiday. Let that piece of wrist embellishment be the talking point of any Christmas dinner with family or parties with friends.

Yes, watches are quintessential in speaking volumes of your arrival with taste and style.

For me, my dream Christmas indulgence this year comes from none other than the house of Montblanc. Time and again, their timepieces have exceeded my expectation and elevated my appreciation of a good time keeper. Taking my favourite Nicolas Rieussec design and reinterpreting it with even more features and innovations make Montblanc’s latest watch offering, Montblanc “Homage to Nicolas Rieussec Special Edition” a true watch connoisseurs’ dream come true.

Nicolas Rieussec’s first patented chronograph from 1821 bears an unmistakable appearance that combines an off-centre hour-circle in the upper part of the dial and the chronograph’s elapsed-time displays in the lower portion of the face. As a watchmaker to the French royal court, he invented this construction to precisely measure the running times of individual horses at a horserace.

We are all familiar with the current versions of Montblanc’s Nicolas Rieussec watches and this new interpretation now comes even more bells and whistles ready to impress you further.

The most distinct being the watch’s hour-circle bearing an exclusive Montblanc technology, the “Mysterious Superluminova” pigments which permeates the Arabic hour numerals that is a characteristic font of the Montblanc Rieussec collection. By doing so, the digits are invisible in daylight because they’re precisely embedded into the hour ring, with which they share exactly the same colour. But when the ambient light starts to dim, the luminous pigments that fill the numerals – as well as the Superluminova-filled hour-hand and minute-hand – begin to glow, thus assuring perfect legibility and simultaneously giving this watch its unique appearance. What’s not to love about clever innovations? Of course, do not forget the 18 karat rose gold case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal face, a self-winding mechanical manufacture Calibre MB R200 movement with double barrel that lasts an impressive 72 hours of continuous running... the list goes on and on.

Below: The transparent sapphire crystal of the caseback bears an engraving of the horse as well as the inscription “Paris, September 1821” highlighting the historical event on the month exactly 193 years ago from the launch on this special edition.

Limited to 30 pieces for rose gold and 100 pieces for stainless steel, I hope Santa Claus got my wishlist and deemed me worthy to receive such a luxurious gift. A guy’s gotta dream sometimes... who knows when dreams may come true:-P If all else fails, empty your bank accounts and head to Montblanc stores to secure your piece:-)

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