In 2008, Montblanc first released the Nicolas Kasch single-button chronograph. Today, this watch has become one of the most representative models of the brand. Continuing its success and paying tribute to Nicholas Kaiser, the French watchmaker who invented the dripping timer in 1821, Montblanc launched the new Montblanc star series Nicholas Kaiser at the SIHH 2018 in Geneva. Chronograph, official model: 118537.
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The round case is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 44.8 millimeters, the sides are curved, and the sides of the lugs are designed with unique step patterns. The domed sapphire crystal glass surrounds the three-dimensional dial, presenting a delicate crystal lens effect. This watch is equipped with an onion crown and embossed classic Montblanc hexagonal white star logo, which is easy to operate and highly recognizable.
The silver-white dial has a harmonious and elegant layout, combining both watch details and aesthetic specifications, enhancing the clarity of reading while highlighting the beauty of fine watchmaking. The domed eccentric hour dial and titanium chronograph dial create a unique three-dimensional effect. The black Arabic numerals on the new star series design guidelines have been reshaped, and the fine-grained rail-shaped minute scale circle surrounds the eccentric main dial. The classic blue willow-shaped hands complete the dial. The date window is located at the ‘six o’clock’ position, and the chic shape decorated with blue steel screws presents exquisite craftsmanship.
The two chronograph dials use horizontally arranged rotating discs. The left dial measures 60 seconds and the right disc measures 30 minutes. The fixed blue hands at both ends indicate the chronograph scales of the two chronograph dials. In addition, the time of the second time zone can be displayed by the hollow hands in the center of the eccentric main dial.
Powered by Montblanc’s own self-winding single-button chronograph calibre MB R200. This movement is assembled from 319 parts and has a frequency of 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz). It is equipped with a dual barrel and provides a power reserve of up to 72 hours The vertical clutch device that connects the transmission mechanism with the column wheel structure can ensure the smooth operation of the timing function and effectively avoid the minute jump of the chronograph second hand when the timing is started.
This watch is certified by the ‘Montblanc Lab 500 Hours Quality Test’ and features a new blue halo-coated alligator strap by the Montblanc Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy, with a triple folding clasp.
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