By Nick A. Meijer
As you will all know,Only Watch will take place on September 28th in Monaco and will be conducted by the watch auctioneers, Antiquorum. In this fifth edition, 33 of the world’s leading watch manufactures will each donate a unique timepiece specially created for the occasion. Today, we have a look at the offering by Montblanc. Montblanc has designed and developed a unique watch in its manufacture in Locle: the Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours for Monaco.
This piece unique is housed in a round case made of stainless steel with double-coated carbon fiber and 18-karat pink gold and displats the hours on a turning disc. The 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 stores enough power to keep the watch ticking for more than 72 hours. The 42 jewels mechanism counts 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides the following functions: hours, minutes, date, day of week, day / night and chronograph.
The auction will take place on september 28th, in the Hermitage Hotel in Monte Carlo. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.