MONTEGA R9 Automatic Chronograph

This avant-garde styled automatic chronograph by Swiss luxury watch brand MONTEGA Geneve was created in partnership with Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo, who was the brand ambassador of MONTEGA watches from 1999 to 2001. To honour this connection the chronograph features a 45-minute counter, an allusion to the world of football.

R stands for Ronaldo and 9 was his jersey number. This Swiss Made chronograph watch houses the automatic Dubois Dépraz movement with Rotor decorated with Côtes de Genève and enamelled engraving of Montega’s coat-of-arms. The watch is available in Steel, Yellow gold, white gold and platinum case versions. A major design highlight of the watch is the screwed tube-links bracelet covered with natural rubber.

MONTEGA Geneva also made a ladies counterpart of this watch. The feminine version of the R9 is however powered by a Swiss quartz movement.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic Dubois Dépraz, for Montega
Rotor decorated with Côtes de Genève and enamelled engraving of Montega’s coat-of-arms

Function
Hours, 45-minute graduated counter with hour totaliser, small seconds, date
Chronograph, COSC certified chronometer, tachometer

Case
Steel/rubber or yellow gold/rubber
Push-pieces, crowns and decorations in natural rubber
13 screwed elements, anti-glare crystal and transparent screwed back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Striped black
Hour counter at 6 o’clock, seconds counter at 3 o’clock, 45-minuted graduated counter at 9 o’clock, date window

Bracelet
Screwed tube-links covered with natural rubber

Other Versions
White gold or platinum case
Translucid blue, white, midnight blue, pearl grey or cream dial with drop decoration in the centre

MONTEGA Amore

The ladies’ Amore quartz chronograph features the same exclusive architecture as the men’s R9. All the steel and rubber elements of the case and bracelet are screwed, while the centre drop decoration preserves the dial’s strong personality. This model is available in white gold, yellow gold, steel as well as jewellery version.

Technical details

Movement
Quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Chronograph, tachometer

Case
Steel, yellow or white gold
13 screwed elements, anti-glare crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Cream, drop decoration in centre
Minute counter at 10 o’clock, hour at 6 o’clock and small seconds at 2 o’clock, date window

Bracelet/Strap
Screwed tube-links

Other versions
Black, white, midnight blue, translucent blue, pearl grey or mother-of-pearl, with drop decoration in centre
Leather strap

[Note: MONTEGA Geneve’s partnership with Ronaldo for the R9 watch collection was not successful and led to a legal battle between both parties. The court announced verdict in favour of Ronaldo. The MONTEGA Geneve Watch Company declared bankrupt soon after this court case.]

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