Montblanc Celebrates The 190th Anniversary Of The Birth Of A Chronograph Watch

Montblanc has released a series of new watches to celebrate the 190th anniversary of the birth of the chronograph. Montblanc has always been known for its high-quality writing instruments and began selling watches in the late 1990s. However, the brand’s most outstanding timepiece in 2011 was the series made to celebrate the 190th anniversary-Rieussec Anniversary Edition. Montblanc was founded in 1906, and this anniversary edition has aroused our great interest.

Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

   Montblanc is committed to creating gorgeous watches independently developed, and the iconic series selected for this great project is Nicolas Rieussec, whose name comes from a pioneering figure in watchmaking, who invented the earliest chronograph watch, Called timer, is of great significance.

Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Anniversary Edition

Anniversary Edition

   In fact, Montblanc has prepared a special anniversary edition of the Nicolas Rieussec chronograph to celebrate the 190th anniversary of this great invention. This watch was given the glory of loading Montblanc’s first homemade calibre MB R100 in 2007. This year, the brand’s flagship watch was reloaded with a manually wound calibre MB R110 and decorated with a new grain de seigle Newsaw pattern.

   The watch is available in platinum, rose gold and white gold with a case diameter of 43mm and a power reserve of 72 hours. A slight change from the previous version is the addition of a date display window, and the V-shaped splint displays the exact date. The fully automatic version is also decorated with a grain de seigle pattern, but it is loaded with a homemade MB R200 movement, made of stainless steel, and there are two dials to choose from.

Timewalker TwinFly Titanium Chronograph

Travel through time

   Another interesting Montblanc watch made in 2011 is the Timewalker TwinFly, which is very different from the Rieussec series in appearance. This watch is also loaded with a new movement MB LL100. From an aesthetic point of view, in addition to the all-black dial and the all-black DLC-treated titanium case, this watch is decorated with a distinctive cubic button. The minutes and seconds are displayed in the center of the dial, the continuous stopwatch is located at 6 o’clock, and the time in the second time zone at 24 o’clock is displayed at 12 o’clock. The movement was designed by the manufacturer ValFleurier.

   The Timewalker collection also includes two other timepieces-Club Brown with GMT and Red Gold ‘Black’ chronographs. Finally, the Star collection also includes the ordinary chronograph watch, the Star Chronograph, whose dial is decorated with Montblanc’s Newseau pattern.

Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe

Pulse detection

   The prestigious Villeret 1858 series has also launched a gorgeous watch this year-Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe (reproduced pulse detection chronograph watch), single-button design in the 1930s with elegant enamel dial. The dial design is from the 21st century, and the watch is powered by a manually wound Montblanc-made MB M13.21 movement. In short, the Pulsographe is a special edition of this timepiece-a rangefinder-like scale helps doctors measure pulses for patients without having to take a full 60 seconds. With a case diameter of 39.5mm, the Vintage Pulsographe is the most proportioned Montblanc model this year, and it is by far the smallest in the Villeret collection.