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Posted on March 12th, 2014

MONTBLANC introduced this year, on the occasion of the SIHH 2014, a very nice evolution of its Mono-pusher Nicolas Rieussec 1821 chrono. Always successful aesthetically, it now displays a traditional 'day dial', a stunning 'night face' double, through the application of numbers in ceramic and Superluminova directly on the dial! This timepiece of 43 mm will be released in two limited series, one in red gold and a steel.

For the first time in this collection, the chronograph is equipped with a single and same needle shaped diamond lying in blued steel. The two spikes, horizontally at six o'clock on the dial, indicate each side measuring the time. This fixed index recalled media profile to ink with the 1821 of Nicolas Rieussec chronograph. Two white lacquered discs - at left, the totalizer 60 seconds and turn the counter 30 minutes - are also inspired by the original instrument.

On the Tower of hour, minutes scale appears distinctly at the first glance. With its fine black lines and its Arabic numerals at Fake Watches each ten, minutes scale is the faithful replica of the chronograph historic while the specific provision of needle eliminates any risk of error in the reading of the indications.

However, the peculiarity of this tour of hours turns at night... Indeed, it is at this point that Arabic numerals of hours become visible in the dark thanks to a technique used for the first time on a watch dial.

Under his perfectly traditional face, the tour of hours is made using a State of the art hybrid ceramic that incorporates Superluminova pigments used to draw figures in the typical typography of the collection Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec.

By day, these figures are virtually invisible because they are the same color as the ring in which they are integrated. However, as soon as the light declines, them consisting of pigments luminescent as well as the hour and minute digits naturally also coated with superluminova, appear with a perfect readability and offer to watch his face at night.

The surfaces of the Tower of hours and discs of the chronograph, whose clarity and brilliance evoke the properties of enamel, also form a beautiful contrast with the granulated side of the dial. Two windows to the end satin hublot replica gradient to consult the date at 3 o'clock and a day/night indicator manually at 9 o'clock. As to the second time zone, indicated by the hour hand openworked.

This new model housing welcomes the manufacture MB R200 self-winding calibre. A meticulously milled column wheel connects the Cog of the movement mechanism of the single-pusher chronograph through a vertical coupling-clutch that works almost without wear and prevents jumping dreaded during the circuit of the chronograph seconds hand.

Double-barrel ensures a beautiful reserve of 72 hours (so you can leave your watch in your bedside table on Friday evening and retrieve earlier Monday morning). The components of this caliber are angles, polished and are decorated with Côtes de Genève. Rubies, blued screws and brass Golden gloss wheels complement the appearance of this mechanism which unfolds to look through the sapphire glass.

The dial is protected by a sapphire glass gently curved and dealt with anti-reflective on both sides. The movement is inserted in a box round steel or red gold. Its horns made gradient are slightly inclined downwards so that the watch 43 mm diameter fits perfectly the curvature of the wrist. The (mono) push the chronograph is placed in a rather unusual way to 8 hours.Allowing to easily manipulate with the thumb of the right hand. Less however convenient for those who wear their watch on the right. The Red Golden Crown or grooved steel is decorated black and white emblem embossed Montblanc.

Millimeter by millimeter, they carve small pieces and remove the superfluous 'flesh'. The openworking is irreversible operation, no error is permitted. Otherwise, the workpiece must be redone. All components are then stretched, angles, polished and engraved by hand, one by one. This craftsmanship advance, the final result takes shape and begins to see the light of day.

It remains then to decorate the rings in white gold around the rim of the dial, present on the front and on the back of the watch. First finely guillochées hand, they are then covered with translucent blue enamel according to the technique of fire "champleve" large enamel With the help of a very fine brush master enameller Miklós Merczel and his team lay enamel on metal that they cook in an oven in several stages and as many times as necessary to obtain the desired shade of blue.

Each cooking, done at a temperature ranging from 800 to 820 degrees, poses a risk, because it can cause cracks or undesirable inclusions. The realization is then gently polished with diamond powder. Enamelling requires patience and discipline. The two rings enamel dial and movement of this Master are carried out by the most experienced enamellers of the manufacture and require alone two days of work.

Then, a watchmaker of the grandes complications workshop brings together more than 200 springs, levers, drives and gears with the masterpieces of artists. If you think it's over, you're wrong! It is necessary now that the workshop of the 1,000 control hours of the House carries out precise controls of the functions as well as numerous tests of resistance.





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