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MONTBLANC, STAR LEGACY NICOLAS RIEUSSEC CHRONOGRAPH ONLY WATCH'21 UNIQUE PIECE
MONTBLANC, STAR LEGACY NICOLAS RIEUSSEC CHRONOGRAPH ONLY WATCH'21 UNIQUE PIECE
MONTBLANC, STAR LEGACY NICOLAS RIEUSSEC CHRONOGRAPH ONLY WATCH'21 UNIQUE PIECE
MONTBLANC, STAR LEGACY NICOLAS RIEUSSEC CHRONOGRAPH ONLY WATCH'21 UNIQUE PIECE
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MONTBLANC, STAR LEGACY NICOLAS RIEUSSEC CHRONOGRAPH ONLY WATCH'21 UNIQUE PIECE

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MONTBLANC, STAR LEGACY NICOLAS RIEUSSEC CHRONOGRAPH ONLY WATCH'21 UNIQUE PIECE
Model name: Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch’21 Unique Piece - 129314
Case: 18K yellow gold
Dial: Gold-coloured with guilloché pattern in places, white lacquered domed hour-circle with gold-coloured sunray-finishing in the centre and black coloured Roman numerals, filet sauté guilloché around the dial, blued leaf hour- and minute hands, orange-coloured skeletonised second time zone hand, gold-coloured titanium domed chronograph counters discs with satin-finishing, orange-coloured fixed double index
Calibre: Montblanc Manufacture Monopusher Chronograph Calibre MB R200
Bracelet: Brown alligator leather strap with orange stitching and lining, 18K yellow gold pin buckle
Dimensions: 43 mm. diam.
Specificities: Montblanc unveils a one-of-a-kind wristwatch with an 18 K yellow gold 43 mm case, a gold-coloured dial with subtle orange touches, the Manufacture Monopusher Chronograph MB R200 with a 18K gold oscillating weight and new brown alligator strap with an orange stitching and alligator lining.

Nicolas Rieussec’s historical chronograph replica of the 1821 model:
Movement: Mechanical movement - Monopusher chronograph
Habillage: Case Walnut burl, Dimensions Height = 80 mm, length = 176 mm, width = 150 mm, Pusher Monopusher chronograph,
Dial Gold-coloured, white enamel chronograph counter discs, orange-coloured fixed double index
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Lot Essay

This year marks the 9th edition of the renowned Only Watch charity auction and also the 200th anniversary of the inking chronograph created by Nicolas Rieussec. To celebrate both important milestones, Montblanc pays tribute to both events with the creation of the Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch ’21 Unique Piece that will be auctioned together with a wooden replica of the historical chronograph from 1821, and an exclusive immersive high watchmaking experience.

This timepiece comes in a 43 mm 18 K yellow gold case that is shaped like a pebble, offering ultimate comfort and elegance on the wrist. Paying tribute to the charity auction, the caseback features a special engraving “Only Watch Unique Piece”. Furthermore, the movement’s oscillating weight has been crafted out of 18 K yellow gold and decorated with a guilloché grain d’orge pattern. It also includes a cartridge where a further engraving can be added – either Only Watch 2021 or the name of the future owner, making this unique timekeeper a true collector’s piece. Following the Only Watch colour theme, Montblanc has added subtle orange touches to the dial’s railway track, the skeletonised second time zone hand, the chronograph’s double index, and the date number six, as a nod to the day of the auction.

EXPERIENCE
A unique watchmaking experience at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret.
In addition to the one-of-a-kind timepiece and historic chronograph replica, the successful bidder will receive a special invitation to a unique experience at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret in the beautiful area of the Jura mountains. The lucky owner will have the opportunity to discover the know-hows and craftsmanship of the Manufacture and assemble one Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB R200 with the master watchmaker that has assembled its unique piece - a true experience.

HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Montblanc - A Swiss Watchmaker since 1858 Montblanc watchmaking is built on a unique set-up that brings two manufactures together, based in Le Locle and in Villeret, in the Swiss Jura mountains. The Montblanc watchmaking story began in 1858 when Mr. Charles-Ivan Robert founded a watch workshop in the Saint-Imier valley. This marked the beginning of the historic Minerva era. By the end of the 19th century, pocket watches started to gain recognition for their crown winding system. The Minerva Manufacture’s success resulted in the company becoming a leading specialist in professional watches (stopwatches and chronographs) for measuring small intervals of time with high precision during the 20th century. Today, Montblanc timepieces continue the journey of over 160 years of Minerva history through four fine watchmaking product lines: Star Legacy, Bohème, 1858, and Heritage, all linking the past and the present through design, style, and technical innovation.

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