As early as January 16, 2012, Montblanc (Montblanc) announced the brand-new Nicholas Kaiser hollow double time zone display chronograph to the international media and the public at the 2012 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Show. In 2011, Montblanc released the Nicholas · Kesch Chronograph Commemorative Series, dedicated to the 190th anniversary of the advent of modern timekeeping technology, and paid tribute to Nicolas Rieussec, the father of modern timekeeping technology. Nicholas Case was a royal watchmaker for the French royal family. In 1821, he successfully developed a rotary time writer. He obtained a patent certificate in 1822, and wrote an important page in the history of clock technology development. Montblanc has been continuously developing new models of the Nicholas Case series in recent years, and at the 2012 Geneva Watchmaking Fair, it released the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Open Hometime equipped with a new movement. Continue the glorious history of the father of timing technology with more sophisticated timing technology. Official watch number: 107067.
The chronograph surface seen on the market is very similar: the right side of the case is the crown, there are timing buttons on the top and bottom of the crown, the center has a large chronograph second hand, and one or two timers. The Nicholas Case family of chronographs, including the latest hollow-out dual time zone display chronograph, takes a different approach. The left side of the case is equipped with a single timing button (monopusher) at the 8 o’clock side. The position of the button is matched with the pressing action of the thumb of the right hand, which can also avoid the wrong start of the timing program when it encounters a hard object.
The Nicholas · Kease chronograph also does not have a chronograph seconds hand. Instead, it is taken from the original chronograph in 1821, and the seconds and minutes chronograph dials are set at 8 and 4 o’clock. Accumulate seconds and minutes; the two chronograph dials are connected and fixed by a rose gold-plated bridge, and embedded jewel bearings connect the fixed chronograph seconds and minute hands to the spindle.
This watch uses a 43mm 18K rose gold case. The elegant and dynamic watch is well-made. The polished bezel and two-level lugs are timeless. The crown is full and carved with fine pits. It is set with mother-of-pearl. Montblanc six-pointed star logo; approximately 95 grams of rose gold used to make the case.
The unique design and layout of the double-sided anti-glare crystal crystal glass see-through dial; the surface of the dial is exquisitely decorated with wheat grains, and the intensity of light and shadow changes with the light, which is both pleasing to the eye and the outline of all displays; Enjoy on top.
The Nicholas · Case chronograph also does not have a central chronograph seconds hand. The leaf-shaped hour and minute hands have a luminous coating. There are two curved arc spaces on both sides of the dial, with the words ‘CHRONOGRAPH’ and ‘NICOLAS RIEUSSEC’ to show its prominent family blood.
The back of the watch is set with crystal glass, precision parts such as the movement, oscillating weight and column wheel, as well as the finishing touches. It is equipped with a precious black alligator leather strap and 18K rose gold buckle, which is comfortable to wear and easy to switch.
The charcoal gray hollow dial has a unique layout. The off-center hour dial has two large hour and minute hands to display the local time. The window surrounded by the hour dial can display the 12-hour standard dial, which shows the time in the hometown (second time zone): continuous. The turntable display technology pioneered by Nicholas Kays, the home time is indicated by the fixed ‘HOME TIME’ red triangle mark.
Calendar window at 3 o’clock, showing date in local time zone
At 8 o’clock and at 4 o’clock, there are seconds and minutes chronograph dials; the two chronograph dials are connected and fixed by a rose gold-plated bridge, and embedded jewel bearings connect the fixed chronograph seconds and minute hands to the support shaft. The lower part of the two chronograph dials opens to let you see precision parts such as the vertical clutch detent, screw balance and hairspring, and the escapement wheel with unique teeth.
At 9 o’clock, there is a curved day / night display of the hometown, like a comet dragging the tail of a stardust. When moving between different time zones, just turn the crown slightly to cut the clock hands to the local time. The separation of the movement system does not hinder the precise operation of the movement.
The appearance of this new work is classical and beautiful. The new self-made MB R210 movement also incorporates classic chronograph structure and advanced technical elements. This new movement was designed and developed by Montblanc. The timing program is controlled by the column wheel, and the power is transmitted to the timing wheel through the advanced disc clutch, which avoids jumping when the second chronograph is started, and can greatly reduce the operation loss of the second chronograph. The screw balance with a diameter of nearly 10 mm has a swing frequency of 28,800 times per hour (4Hz), which makes fine tuning more accurate. The movement has a dual spring drum and a power reserve of about 72 hours. It provides ideal torque and stable swing. All these are necessary conditions for accurate timepieces. Even if the watch is left aside for a day or two, it still does not prevent the accuracy of the time.
In summary: This watch as a whole still has the elegance of a formal watch and the elegance of a sports watch. In terms of practicality, the timing function and the second time zone display are also commonly used. If the price is appropriate, this watch Watches are also a very good choice for watch buyers, while the precious metal material also adds a lot to the watch’s texture.
Montblanc Nicholas Kaiser skeleton double time zone display chronograph details:
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