The famous watchmaker Montblanc is one of the 38 high-end watch brands that will donate their creations to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy. The new specially created Montblanc timepiece will be donated at the “Only Watch” charity auction which will be held this September in Monaco. Montblanc has joined the auction four years ago.
For this year, Montblanc has released the original model of its Rising Hours. The Nicolas Rieussec timepiece for Monaco was named in honor of the genius French watchmaker who invented the chronograph back in 1822.
This piece unique is housed in a round case made of stainless steel with double-coated carbon fiber and 18-karat pink gold. The elegant case sizes 43mm in diameter and 15.1mm in thickness. The case is protected on both sides with sapphire crystals and it is constructed to resist water pressure of up to 30 meters (about 100 feet). The watch’s crown, which is placed on the right side of the case, is decorated with the brand’s logo. On the left side, at the 8 o’clock position, there is a rectangular chronograph button.
The Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours for Only Watch 2013 is powered with the Swiss made Caliber MBR220 automatic movement with a column-wheel chronograph. The in-house manufactured mechanism can store enough power to keep the watch ticking for more than sufficient 72 hours. The 42 jewels mechanism has a beating rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides the following functions: hours, minutes, date, day of week, day / night and chronograph.
The most appealing part of the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec for Only Watch 2013 is its multi-level dial. The black, Grain d’Orge guilloche dial boasts an additional aperture at the 12 o’clock position with the window and a single arrow which indicate hours and minutes. A digital date display is set at the 3 o’clock position, while the day of the week indicator is situated on the opposite side, at the 9 o’clock position.
This Montblanc also offers information whether it is day or night. This indicator is carried out through the changing of the number color on the hour pointer at the 12 o’clock position. As you probably guessed, the blue color is for the daytime, whilst the black depicts night. There are also two chronograph counters on recognizable Montblanc’s rotating discs with fixed hands. The well-balanced sub-dials for measuring time up to 60 seconds and 30 minutes are located at the bottom of the dial.
Montblanc teamed its new timekeeper with a black leather strap with gold stitching and a buckle in 18-karat pink gold.