Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual, LAB-CFP

Creative horological studio Massena LAB presents Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual, the LAB-CFP, a monopusher chronograph and perpetual calendar, a rare combination and a technical accomplishment from Maria and Richard Habring.

The LAB-CFP marks Massena LAB’s fourth official collaboration with Habring² following 2018’s ERWIN LAB01, 2020’s ERWIN LAB02, and, most recently, the ERWIN LAB03, released in 2021. Significantly, this is Massena LAB’s first collaboration with Habring² to feature the brand new reference from Habring², the Chrono Felix Perpetuel.

Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual, LAB-CFP

The dial of the Habring² x Massena LAB-CFP is inspired by the Patek Philippe reference 1518, an iconic perpetual calendar chronograph first introduced in the 1940s.

The influence of this “grail watch” is particularly visible in the use of applied, Arabic numerals for the hour markers on the dial of the Massena LAB-CFP. Inspired by the film negatives used in the analogue photography, the monochromatic, black-and-steel dial of the LAB-CFP is striking, high-contrast, and easily legible.

Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual, LAB-CFP

The LAB-CFP is a monopusher chronograph perpetual calendar which displays hours and minutes, day of the week (at 3 o’clock), month and leap year indicator (at 6 o’clock), day of the month (at 9 o’clock) and moonphase (at 12 o’clock). Also at 12 o’clock is the chronograph’s thirty minute counter.

The LAB-CFP is powered by an all-new, in-house caliber from Habring². The manual-winding A11CP caliber offers a power reserve of 48 hours. This 21 jewel movement beats at 28,800 half oscillations per hour.

Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual, LAB-CFP

Monopusher chronograph with a perpetual calendar is both a rare watch complication and a technical feat. Apart from Patek Philippe, Habring² is the only manufacture to produce timepieces that combine these two complications.

The LAB-CFP features an original, Massena-LAB-designed, stepped case made from 316L stainless steel. It measures 38.5mm diameter. The stepped case was chosen not only to reference past vintage models, but also to disguise its three correctors, which are pushed to manipulate the date, day of the week, and moon phase.

Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual, LAB-CFP

Paired with a black, nubuck alligator strap made by Jean Rousseau Paris exclusively for Massena LAB, the Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual (LAB-CFP) will be delivered in a wooden presentation box made from Douglas fir, a sustainable material, along with a Massena LAB NFC card, and a two-year guarantee. The Habring² LAB-CFP is priced at $24,995 USD.

Technical details

Model: Habring² x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual (LAB-CFP)

Functions
Hours, minutes, monopusher chronograph with thirty minute counter, perpetual calendar (day of month, day of week, month, moonphase, leap year indicator)

Movement
Manual-winding, Habring² caliber A11CP
28,800 half oscillations per hour (4Hz)
Power reserve of 48 hours
21 jewels

Dial
Black with steel, applied Arabic numerals and silver indices
Hands: Stainless steel

Case
Massena-LAB-designed stepped case in 316L stainless steel
Dimensions: 38.5mm case; height: 13mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides.
Case back: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistance: 30 meters

Strap
Black nubuck alligator leather straps made exclusively for Massena LAB by Jean Rousseau Paris
Polished stainless steel pin buckle

Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar, Ref. 5373P-001

Patek Philippe presents a new reinterpretation of its iconic Ref. 5372 Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph.

Especially dedicated to left-handers, the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5373P-001 features a platinum case and modern looks that emphasize its sporty and contemporary style dial. It will be produced in small series.

Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar, Ref. 5373P-001
Image Credit: Patek Philippe

In 2005, Patek Philippe developed a complete series of chronograph movements with and without additional functions. All of them were designed and produced in-house.

The first among them was the manually wound caliber CHR 27-525 PS, the world’s thinnest column-wheel-controlled split-seconds chronograph movement. The caliber CHR 27-525 PS Q launched in 2010 (with the same base movement plus an extremely thin calendar module) has a height of only 7.3 mm. It is the thinnest split-seconds chronograph movement with perpetual calendar ever produced by the manufacture.

Since 2017, this exceptional caliber has been crafted in very small numbers in line with venerable watchmaking traditions. It ticks in a platinum watch with a blue sunburst dial (Ref. 5372P-001) or a rose gilt dial with a vertical satin finish (Ref. 5372P-010).

Inspired by a one-of-a-kind piece sold by Patek Philippe in 1927, a custom-made cushion-shaped split-seconds chronograph (movement No. 198 012), the manufacture has now converted the Ref. 5372 into a new version for left-handers.

The exclusive Ref. 5373P-001 combines a split-seconds chronograph with one of the most elaborate functions – the perpetual calendar which stands emblematically for the grand complications of Patek Philippe.

With a diameter of 38.3 mm, the platinum case has the same size as the Ref. 5372 but its crown (with an integrated chronograph monopusher) is at 9 o’clock and the split-seconds pusher occupies an unusual position at 8 o’clock. It preserves its timeless elegance with the polished, concave bezel that creates the perfect transition to the slightly domed sapphire-crystal back, the recessed and satin-finished case flanks, and the delicately curved strap lugs that merge with the bars almost seamlessly.

The indications (counters and apertures) of the dial are rotated by 180°: the analog date at 12 o’clock, the subsidiary seconds at 3 o’clock, the moon phases at 6 o’clock and the 60-minute counter at 9 o’clock, complemented by the aperture displays for the day of the week and the month as well as the leap year cycle at 10:30 and the day/night indicator at 1:30.

Patek Philippe has also reworked the aesthetic appeal of the dial, endowing it with a charcoal-colored aspect and a vertical satin-finish; it is ingeniously animated by a black gradation to the periphery and the snailed ebony-black subsidiary dials. The indication of the time is based on applied Arabic numerals and faceted Dauphine hour and minute hands in white gold.

The moon-phase display is extremely precise: it deviates from the actual lunar cycle by just one day every 122 years.

For crisp legibility, the three chronograph hands from the center – chronograph and split-seconds hands as well as the 60-minute counter hand at 9 o’clock – are varnished red. The three chronograph commands (Start, Stop, and Reset) are selected with the monopusher in the crown at 9 o’clock. Stopping lap times with the split-seconds hand (rattrapante) is handled with the rectangular pusher at 8 o’clock.

Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar, Ref. 5373P-001
Image Credit: Patek Philippe

A sapphire-crystal display back (interchangeable with the solid-platinum back delivered with the watch) reveals the fantastic architecture of the caliber CHR 27-525 PS Q movement with its two column wheels that bear two polished caps in the typical Patek Philippe style.

The bridges, decorated with Geneva striping, are carefully chamfered and the edges are polished. A focus is also on the elegance of the form parts and the bridges à l’ancienne. Their acute internal angles can only be completed by hand, which calls for considerable dexterity and many years of experience.

The sporty looks and modern attitude of the dial also applies to the black calfskin strap with an embossed textile texture and red contrast seams. It is secured with a platinum fold-over clasp.

Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar, Ref. 5373P-001
Image Credit: Patek Philippe

Like all of Patek Philippe’s platinum watches, the new Ref. 5373P-001 features a brilliant cut diamond in the caseband. As an exception for left-handers, it is set at 12 o’clock in this timepiece.

From now on, this watch is the only remaining model with the caliber CHR 27-525 PS Q movement that was formerly available in the Ref. 5372P-001 & 5372P-010; both models have been retired from the collection.

Crafted in 1925-1926 on request for a left-handed customer and sold in 1927, this split-seconds chronograph with a cushion case in 18K yellow gold (34 x 34 mm) and movement No. 198‘012 (diameter 13 lignes) stood out with its unusual arrangement of operating elements and displays.

The case and the movement were rotated by 180° with the chronograph pusher at 9 o’clock instead of 3 o’clock and the split-seconds pusher at 8 o’clock instead 2 o’clock.

The silver dial with black Brequet numerals was reconfigured to reposition the 30-minute chronograph counter from 3 to 9 o’clock and the subsidiary seconds from 9 to 3 o’clock. The uncommon shape of the chronograph and split-seconds hand with counterweights stands out as well.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Ref. 5373P-001 Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar

Movement
Caliber CHR 27-525 PS Q
Manually wound mechanical movement, split-seconds chronograph with column wheel, chronograph and split-seconds hand, 60-minute counter, and subsidiary seconds. Perpetual calendar with day, month, leap-year cycle and day/night indication in apertures, analog date. Moon phases.
Diameter: 27.3 mm
Height: 7.3 mm (base movement: 5.25 mm; perpetual calendar: 2.05 mm)
Number of parts: 476
Number of jewels: 31
Power reserve: Min. 38 hours – max 48 hours (with the chronograph uncoupled)
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 Hz)
Balance spring: Breguet

Crown functions
2-position crown
– Pushed in: To wind the watch
– Pulled out: To set the time and stop the seconds hand

Pushers
• Pusher in the crown at 9 o’clock to start, stop, and reset chronograph
• Pusher at 8 o’clock to start and stop the split-seconds hand

Displays
Center hour and minute hands
Sweep chronograph and split-seconds hands

Subsidiary dials
• Subsidiary seconds at 3 o’clock
• 60-minute counter at 9 o’clock
• Date at 12 o’clock

Display apertures
• Day of week at 3 o’clock
• Month at 9 o’clock
• Day/night at 1:30
• Leap-year cycle at 10:30
• Moon phases at 6 o’clock

Correctors
• Day of week between 2 and 3 o’clock
• Month between 6 and 7 o’clock
• Moon phase between 4 and 5 o’clock
• Date at 6 o’clock
Delivered with correction stylus in ebony and 18K white gold

Hallmark
Patek Philippe Seal

Case
950 platinum
Delivered with solid platinum back and interchangeable sapphire-crystal display back
Water-resistant to 30 meters (3 bar)
Case dimensions: Diameter: 38.3 mm
Height: 12.93 mm
Width between lugs: 20 mm

Dial
Dial in 18K gold, charcoal-colored with black gradation, vertical satin finish
Applied Arabic numerals in 18K white gold
Faceted Dauphine hour and minute hands in 18K white gold
Arrow-shaped chronograph and split-seconds hands in Pfinodal, lacquered red, counterweighted
Snailed ebony-black subsidiary dials:
– Subsidiary seconds at 3 o’clock: White-gold baton hands, lacquered white
– 60-minute hand at 9 o’clock, white-gold baton hand, lacquered red
– Date hand at 12 o’clock: White-gold baton hands, lacquered white

Strap
Black calfskin with embossed textile texture and contrasted red stitching, platinum fold-over clasp

Habring² Chrono Felix Perpetual with Salmon Dial

The Habring² manufactory in Carinthia, Austria presents Chrono Felix Perpetual, a petit-sized wristwatch with perpetual calendar and a single button chronograph.

The Chrono Felix Perpetual is smaller than the iconic Habring² Perpetual Doppel, which is the double chronograph with perpetual calendar. The 38.5mm case of Chrono Felix Perpetual houses the Habring² in-house calibre A11CP.

Habring² Chrono Felix Perpetual with Salmon Dial

This manual-wound mechanical movement incorporates a perpetual calendar module made by the famous Swiss manufactory Dubois Depraz from the Vallée de Joux.

Inspired by the iconic ETA 7750 chronograph movement, Habring² A11CP is a finely finished and decorated calibre with a 45 hour power reserve.

Habring² Chrono Felix Perpetual with Salmon Dial

This Habring² Chrono-Felix Perpetual model has a salmon colored dial. The chronograph minute counter comes through the moon display and counts a maximum of 30 minutes.

Habring² Chrono Felix Perpetual with Salmon Dial

The date, day of the week and the moon phase are displayed, as well as a leap year. Date, month and moon phase can be adjusted via three correctors. The fourth corrector is dispensed with because the chrono pusher also needs its “workplace”. The day of the week is simply corrected via the hands.

Technical details

Model: Habring² Chrono-Felix Perpetual

Movement
Habring² A11CP Calibre
Diameter 30 mm, height 7.3 mm
28,800 half oscillations per hour (4Hz)
Manually wound
Fine adjustment via tangential screw
Amagnetic escapement with a Carl Haas balance spring in chronometer quality
KIF shockproof pursuant to DIN and NIHS
21 jewels
Power reserve: approx. 45 hours
Elaborately refined by hand with polished bevels, decorative grinding, perlage, etc

Functions
Indication of hours and minutes
Indication of day, date, month, leap year and moon phase
Monopusher chronograph with 30 minute counter at 12h

Case
Stainless steel watchcase made of three parts
38.5 mm diameter, 12 mm high
Water-protected equivalent 30 meter depth
Domed sapphire crystal coated with anti-glare on both sides
Solid double sealed stainless steel crown, sapphire crystal back
Consecutive serial number between the lugs at 6h

Dial
Galvanized metal with rhodiated numerals and black print

MING 37.04 Monopusher

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, MING has announced a special timepiece equipped with a mono-pusher chronograph.

For the new 37.04 Monopusher, the brand has opted for an improved version of a 1990s hand-wound mechanical movement created by talented master watchmakers Journe, Halter and Flageollet.

MING 37.04 Monopusher

MING has sourced enough movements and spares to make 100 pieces of this mono-pusher chronograph watch. These manual-winding mechanical calibres have been overhauled, updated and refinished by La Joux Perret in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, with new skeletonized bridges receiving a classical grained 5N rose gold coating and hand-polished anglage in the style of MING models 19.02 and 19.05. Driving the functions of 37.04, this custom-built movement (LJP 5000.M1) has a power reserve of 38 hours.

MING 37.04 Monopusher chronograph watch

The MING 37.04 Monopusher has a black guilloche dial by Comblemine. This dial is in turn covered by a sapphire layer that embeds the various chronograph scales (minutes, pulsometer, and tachymeter) at different levels and in Super-LumiNova X1 to further enhance depth and legibility.

Embedded with the luminous material, the chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock has been recessed. The absence of the running seconds hand ensures a minimalist dial lay out.

MING 37.04 Monopusher

The 37-series case comes with signature flared and twisted lugs. It is made of grade 5 titanium with display back, multiple textured finishes, and reengineered for a crown-inline monopusher.

MING 37.04 Monopusher

Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne remains responsible for engineering and final assembly, with Jean Rousseau and Koji Sato providing finishing touches. The sapphire crystal case-back offers the view of the mechanical chronograph caliber.

MING 37.04 Monopusher movement case back

Pricing of the MING 37.04 Monopusher will be CHF 29,500 with a 50% deposit due on order confirmation and the balance on delivery – which is scheduled to begin March 2023 and continue through Q2-2023. The brand is now accepting registrations of interest (from 18 August to 28 August, 2022).

Technical details

Model: MING 37.04

Case
38mm diameter, 11.9mm thickness in grade 5 titanium
Domed sapphire crystal front and rear, with double-sided antireflective coating
50m water resistance
20mm lug width

Dial
Sapphire dial with subdial recess and inlaid Super-LumiNova X1 fill over black guilloche dial by Comblemine

Movement
LJP 5000.M1 for MING; 5N rose gold coated and sandblasted skeletonised bridges and plates with hand-polished dome profile anglage
Monopusher chronograph with lateral clutch
Manual winding with ~38h power reserve at full wind

Functions
Hours and minutes
Hand winding
Monopusher chronograph with 30 min counter at 3 o’clock

Straps
Barenia leather strap by Jean Rosseau Paris
Second strap of customer’s choice
20mm width, curved bars with quick release
Fitted with 3rd generation keeperless buckle in stainless steel

Others
Leather travel pouch handmade in Kuala Lumpur by Studio Koji Sato

Warranty
2-year warranty against defects

Origin
Made in Switzerland

Pricing
CHF 29,500

Expected Delivery
In March 2023

Edition
Special Projects Cave Edition of 100 watches

Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Editions

The new Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Editions not only feature this iconic hand-wound MB 16.29 movement with all its meticulous hand-finishing, but the movement has been flipped over to display all the incredible mechanical action on the dial side of the watch.

Looking through the sapphire crystal into the depths of the movement, the viewer can immediately perceive the incredible level of finishing on the sanded German silver movement. This incredible mechanical caliber emphasizes the Maison’s special snailed diamantage coquille motif and polishing, which includes the inner angles of the components.

Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition in Lime Gold
Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition in 18K Lime Gold

In keeping with all Montblanc’s highly complicated movements, the iconic Minerva arrow and the Maison’s “V”-shaped bridge are also on display. The Minerva arrow is a tribute to the Roman Goddess who is always depicted with her arrow-tipped staff in hand, and the unusual “V”-shaped bridge comes from the view of the mountains seen from the watchmakers’ window in Villeret, a sight that has been a constant since the founding of the workshop in 1858.

Montblanc Unveiled Secret - Calibre MB M16.26
Montblanc Calibre MB M16.26

Particular attention has been paid to the indications so that they don’t distract from the movement with an open-worked 30-minute chronograph counter, an open-worked small seconds display, and elegant hands and indexes that have been enhanced with Super-LumiNova® for enhanced legibility.

Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition in Stainless Steel
Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition in Stainless Steel

In addition to the upside-down chronograph movement, the Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Editions include a fluted bezel inspired from a Minerva design that dates back to 1927. This strong design element frames the movement and further accentuates all the horological expertise that makes these timepieces so special.

There are two limited editions of 18 and 58 pieces, in Lime Gold and stainless steel respectively. Both come in a case side of 43mm and are fitted with a fluted bezel, the sign of an exceptional Montblanc timepiece.

Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition in Lime Gold case back view

The Lime Gold version displays green hands and numerals and comes on a green alligator leather strap with grey stitching that is in total harmony with this warm-coloured gold. The stainless-steel edition features a white gold fluted bezel, adding an extra level of finesse to the model, and comes with a blue alligator leather strap with blue stitching.

Both models feature an engraved caseback with an image of the Villeret manufacture and the famous “V”-shaped mountains in the background.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc 1858 The Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph LE18
Ident : 129622

Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition in Lime Gold

Movement
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M16.26
New Manufacture hand-finished manually wound movement
Reversed movement with regulating organ, going train, bridges and plate visible through watch’s dial
Monopusher Chronograph with column wheel and horizontal coupling
Diameter = 37.50mm; height = 7.05mm
Number of components: 273
Number of Jewels: 26 jewels
Power Reserve: Approx. 50 hours
Balance: Balance with screws, diameter = 14.50mm
Frequency: 18 000 A/h (2.5Hz)
Hairspring: With Philips curve
Plate: Rhodium plated German Silver with circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges, Rhodium plated German Silver bridges with Geneva Stripes, circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges
Going-train: Gold-plated, circular grained, chamfered, diamond hubs on both sides

Displays
Hour, minute and Chronograph’s elapsed-seconds hand from the dial’s center, 30-elapsed minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 ’clock
Habillage

Case
Case material: 18 K Lime Gold
Satinated and polished finishing
Case diameter: 43mm
Bezel: Lime Gold fixed fluted bezel, satinated and polished
Crystal: Domed glass box with anti-reflective coating
Case back: Plain Lime Gold caseback with Minerva Montblanc Manufacture engraved
Water Resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
Crown: Fluted monopusher crown, Lime Gold with Montblanc emblem engraved, satinated and polished finishing

Dial
Skeleton dial
Numerals: Arabic indexes in green Super-LumiNova® with green emission
Inscriptions of Minuterie-Montblanc-MB M16.26-Swiss Made
Seconds counter and minute chronograph counter

Hands
White Super-LumiNova® with green emission on silvered brass cathedral hour and minute hands, green Arrow-shaped seconds hand
Arrow-shaped brass Chronograph minute hand, Arrow-shaped brass small seconds hand

Wristband
Green Alligator strap with ecru stitching
Green lining alligator small scales with Lime Gold pin buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 18 pieces

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500H

Model: Montblanc 1858 The Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph LE58
Ident : 129613

Montblanc Unveiled Secret Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition in Stainless Steel

Movement
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M16.26
New Manufacture hand-finished manually wound movement
Reversed movement with regulating organ, going train, bridges and plate visible through watch’s dial
Monopusher Chronograph with column wheel and horizontal coupling
Diameter = 37.50mm; height = 7.05mm
Number of components: 273
Number of Jewels: 26 jewels
Power Reserve: Approx. 50 hours
Balance: Balance with screws, diameter = 14.50mm
Frequency: 18 000 A/h (2.5Hz)
Hairspring: With Philips curve
Plate: Rhodium plated German Silver with circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges, Rhodium plated German Silver bridges with Geneva Stripes, circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges
Going-train: Gold-plated, circular grained, chamfered, diamond hubs on both sides

Displays
Hour, minute and Chronograph’s elapsed-seconds hand from the dial’s center, 30-elapsed minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Habillage

Case
43mm stainless steel
Satinated and polished finishing
Bezel: White gold fixed fluted bezel, satinated and polished
Crystal: Domed glass box with anti-reflective coating
Back: Plain stainless steel caseback with Minerva Montblanc Manufacture engraved
Water Resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
Crown: Fluted monopusher crown, stainless steel with Montblanc emblem engraved, satinated and polished finishing

Dial
Skeleton dial
Numerals: Arabic indexes in blue Super-LumiNova® with blue emission
Inscriptions of Minuterie-Montblanc-MB M16.26-Swiss Made

Hands
Seconds counter and minute chronograph counter
White Super-LumiNova® with blue emission on silvered brass cathedral hour and minute hands, blue Arrow-shaped seconds hand
Arrow-shaped brass Chronograph minute hand, Arrow-shaped brass small seconds hand

Wristband
Blue Alligator strap with blue stitching
Blue lining alligator small scales with stainless steel pin buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 58 pieces

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500H

Montblanc 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow LE88

This hand-wound, single pusher chronograph from Montblanc is inspired by the Minerva chronographs of the 1920s and 1930s.

In 1927, the Minerva Manufacture in Villeret was among the very first manufactures to make a fluted bezel and an internal countdown rotating bezel. This was followed in 1939 by its first wrist watch chronograph with an external rotating bezel and a reset function.

Over the years, Minerva became a leading specialist in professional watches for measuring elapsed time with high precision, using accurate in-house movements such as the Calibre 19.09 or the Calibre 13.20.

The manufacture is noted for having created both pocket watches and wristwatches with fluted bezels for both officers and non-commissioned officers with black dials and luminescent numerals and hands.

In 1927, Minerva was already a leader in the field of pilots’ watches with the introduction of a stopwatch with an internal rotating bezel for countdown timing. This followed, in 1939, by a chronograph wristwatch featuring an external rotating bezel. Today, two of these rare external rotating bezel models are part of Montblanc’s treasured museum collection and are the inspiration behind this new 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow LE88.

Montblanc 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow LE88

The key elements from the past include a fluted bezel, this time in 18K white gold – for easy use with pilots’ gloves – and the Maison’s signature red arrow that allowed a quick and easy reading of elapsed time. The red arrow is a nod to the Roman Goddess Minerva, the goddess of craftsmanship, who carried a spear with an arrow at its tip.

The combination of the fluted bi-directional bezel and the red arrow can be used in numerous ways. Firstly, it is possible to track elapsed time by aligning the red arrow with the seconds, minute, or hour hand. This allows the wearer to see how much time has passed.

Secondly, it is possible to set a countdown timer by rotating the bezel so that the red arrow is positioned at a specific time in the future, for example, 15 minutes after the minute hand. The time has elapsed when the minute hand reaches the red arrow marker.

A jet-black dial is enhanced with beige Super-LumiNova hands and Arabic numerals glowing green in low light. There is also a telemeter scale that runs around the outside of the dial – a typical feature of these legendary chronographs – as well as a tachymeter (base 1000) in the centre of the dial in a colimaçon snail shape. A 30-minute chronograph counter is located at three o’clock, a small second counter is positioned at nine o’clock, and the chronograph seconds are indicated by a central hand.

Montblanc 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow LE88

The Montblanc 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow LE88 is powered by the Calibre MB M13.21.

Designed on the basis of the original movement reference MB M19.09, this new calibre features the same V bridge as the original, a shape that was inspired by the view of the mountain ridge seen from the windows of the Minerva workshop. Its shape was so distinctive that its design was protected in 1912.

The hairspring is created in-house. The other noteworthy details include handmade snail finishing, as well as hand chamfering and decoration on the Minerva arrow.

The design of the original Minerva aviation watches was a direct result of the needs of early-day pilots for supreme legibility. The Montblanc 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow LE88 reproduces this legible style with its black dial and luminescent details.

Limited to 88 pieces, the timepiece comes in a 42mm stainless steel case with a special engraving on the case back and is completed by a black alligator leather strap with beige stitching.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow LE88
Ident. 129614

Movement
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M13.21
Hand-finished and manually wound movement
Monopusher Chronograph with column wheel and horizontal coupling
Diameter = 29.50mm; height = 6.40mm
Number of components: 239
Number of rubies: 22
Power reserve: Approx. 60 hours
Balance: Balance with screws, diameter = 11.40mm
Frequency: 18,000 A/h (2.5 Hz)
Hairspring: With Phillips terminal curve
Plate: Rhodium plated German Silver with circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges, Rhodium plated German Silver bridges with Geneva Stripes, circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges
Going-train: Gold-plated, circular grained, chamfered, diamond hubs on both sides

Displays
Hour and minute from the center, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph’s elapsed-seconds hand from the dial’s center,
30-elapsed minute counter at 3 o’clock

Case
42mm stainless steel
Satinated and polished finishing
Bezel: Fluted bidirectional white gold satinated and polished
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
Crown: Fluted crown, stainless steel with Montblanc emblem engraved; Satinated and polished finishing

Case back
Steel brushed finishing
Sapphire crystal caseback
Graphics MONTBLANC-WATER RESISTANT 3 bar-SWISS MADE-N°01/88- 1858-LIMITED EDITION-STAINLESS STEEL-7584-FTWWWWW

Dial
Black-coloured opaline dial with Arabic numerals indexes 1 to 12
Telemeter and tachymeter scale, seconds counter and minute chronograph counter
Beige Super-LumiNova on indexes with green emission
Inscriptions of Montblanc-Swiss Made-Minerva Arrow

Hands
Brass silvered hour and minute with beige Super-LumiNova with green emission, chronograph minute and seconds in brass polished silver

Strap
Semi-mat black coloured alligator leather strap with beige coloured stitching and black lining
Polished stainless steel double deployant buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 88 pieces

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500H

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Czapek & Cie has released a new edition of its Antarctique Rattrapante. The sportive, open-worked split-second chronograph now appears with a touch of blue that enhances the hands and rings on its dial.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue Limited Edition

The Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue watch features a brilliant open-worked architecture offering magnificent view of a very complex grande complication. By doing away with the traditional dial and removing material from the plates and bridges, the mechanism is revealed. This technique requires great care with the decorating, the beveling, the polishing, and the various types of finish.

Furthermore, as material is removed from structural parts, invisible tensions in the metal can lead to deformation of the now filigree bridges. These have to provide stable support for a running engine. It’s more challenging if that engine is driving a split-second mechanism activated by clutches, which requires stable anchoring.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue Limited Edition

The sapphire crystals in the front and on the exhibition case back reveal the intricate choreography of the dial-side mechanism.

Immediately recognizable are the two “Czapek” subdials. At 4 o’clock is a 30-minute totalizer, at 7 o’clock tick the small seconds.

In the center of the watch is the tripod bridge that holds down the patented satellite minute train and the split seconds-mechanism. Also clearly visible are the two column wheels needed for the chronograph and the split-seconds mechanisms respectively.

This latest iteration of the Antarctique is named “Ice Blue.” This model features traditionally blued hands that harmonise well with the weave of metallic greys inside the open-worked watch. A closer look reveals a fumé blue shimmer emanating from the minute track and the two totalizer tracks.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue Limited Edition

The effect is produced by the use of sapphire crystal rings that have been treated with metal oxides applied by an evaporation process. Adding to the visual dynamism of the dial is the red chrono hand, and the small red “60” at 12 o’clock.

Another salient visual aspect, though, is the dance of levers and cams on the dial of this split-second chronograph and the clamp, which instantly immobilizes one of the chrono wheels when the split-second pusher is activated. The other chronograph hand must then continue its time-counting undisturbed.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue Limited Edition

When the clamp is released, the immobilized hand will “catch up” (rattraper in French) to its companion. Each part must be manufactured to the highest specifications to ensure absolute precision.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue Limited Edition

Driving the Rattrapante Ice Blue is the Czapek’s high-performance proprietary caliber SHX6. It was created in collaboration with Chronode and is both a mechanical and aesthetic work of art. The split-second runs on energy tapped from the second wheel. It has a horizontal clutch rather than a vertical one to highlight the aesthetics of the transmission.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue Limited Edition

Furthermore, to ensure the streamlined look of the watch, the number of parts and their thickness was reduced to a minimum. Everything had to fit in the 42.5-millimeter case.

The Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue comes on Czapek’s own stainless steel case bracelet, whose links are shaped like the letter C.

It is a limited edition of 99 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante Ice Blue

Movement
Calibre SXH6: haute horlogerie automatic power-horse movement with a split-second monopusher chronograph module
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz – 28’800 VpH
Variable inertia balance wheel
Two column wheels, chronograph horizontal clutch, patent-pending split-second clamp
49 jewels, 292 components
Recycled 5N rose gold rotor with Czapek logo
Diameter: 34mm

Finish
Finely shotblasted bridges with hand-polished chamfers
Linear satin-finished chronograph levers with hand-polished chamfers
Circular satin-finished wheels
Black-polished screws, studs and column wheels

Functions
Split-second monopusher chronograph, hours, minutes & seconds
Chronograph’s minutes at 4:30
Small seconds at 7:30
Split-second pusher at 10:30

Case
42.5mm stainless-steel case
Height (with glass-box): 15.3mm
Perceived height (bezel to case-back): 10.5mm
Sapphire crystal glass-box with anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inner side
Water resistance: 120m

Dial
Open-worked split-second chronograph on the dial side (world première)
Sword hours and minutes hands with SuperLuminova treatment
Customisable split-second hand: full red, red tip, plain
Blue fumé sapphire glass minutes ring and counters made with PVD evaporation

Bracelet
Integrated stainless-steel bracelet with Czapek exclusive “Easy Release” system
Optional leather or rubber strap

Edition
Limited to 99 pieces

International Retail Price
50’000 CHF or 48’700 EUR (no tax) or 56’400 USD (US taxes included)

Louis Moinet MEMORIS SPIRIT

MEMORIS SPIRIT is a moderately sized watch based on the 46mm Louis Moinet MEMORIS chronograph.

This new timepiece unites ergonomics, the quest for beauty, the assurance of wearer comfort and functionality. MEMORIS SPIRIT’s 40mm case was created in association with famous Swiss watch designer Fabrice Gonet and case-making artisan Bertrand Crevoisier. Even though the case is smaller, its construction enables enhanced visual appreciation of the emblematic chronograph mechanism.

The aerodynamic treatment of the Louis Moinet MEMORIS SPIRIT lines began with the integration of a new, more fluid crown support. The sides feature an updated look notably including open-worked lugs featuring a subtly satin-brushed curve on top that accentuates the smooth integration of the strap.

Louis Moinet MEMORIS SPIRIT

The convex two-part dial with its legible markings features a sunburst chronograph plate lighting up the chronograph mechanism, while the glare-proofed sapphire crystals are domed on either side so to as to slim down the silhouette and guarantee optimal ergonomics.

The case is made of grade 5 titanium, which weighs only 18 grams. The strap is specially designed to be integrated into the case and to promote maximum comfort. The slender appearance is underlined by aerodynamic counters emerging from the mechanism.

Louis Moinet MEMORIS SPIRIT

The splendid magic of the chronograph is fully visible on the dial side. The design of this enchanting mechanism is inspired by the world’s first chronograph produced by Louis Moinet in 1816, inventor of the chronograph.

One gentle push on the single pusher and a unique choreography unfolds before your eyes. The different elements – levers, clutch, hammers, column wheel, springs and wheels – are set into motion and interact with the ultimate goal of activating the chronograph and measuring time.

Louis Moinet MEMORIS SPIRIT

The modern and spectacular design of the MEMORIS SPIRIT requires the production of 147 components for the upper part dedicated to the chronograph and 164 components for the lower part corresponding to the self-winding movement.

Technical details

Model: Louis Moinet MEMORIS SPIRIT

Case
Materials: 18K 5N rose gold, polished and satin-brushed, DLC treated titanium caseback or Grade 5 titanium, polished and satin-brushed
Glasses: Box-type sapphire crystal | Glare-proofed on both sides
Single pusher: “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern
Diameter: 40.7 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres

Dial
Hours/minutes
– Colours: various choices
– Construction: two-part
– Finish: sunburst
Hour-markers: Polished
Counters: Translucent material with white transfer
Hands: Faceted
Inner bezel ring: Circular satin-finished

Movement
Manufacture Louis Moinet Calibre LM84
Self-winding Single-pusher column-wheel chronograph movement
Balance with screws
Oscillating weight: Bi-material | 6 ball bearings | Adorned with concentric “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern and “Fleur de Lys”
Components: 311
Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations/hour
Frequency: 4 Hz
Jewels: 30
Power reserve: 48 hours

Finishes on the upper side
Mainplate: sunburst
Steel parts: straight-grained and chamfered
Gear trains: circular satin-finished

Finishes on the underside
Circular “Côtes de Genève” hobnail pattern
Self-winding bridge: diamond-cut chamfers, engraved and gilded Louis Moinet symbols
Diamond-polished sinks

Functions
Hours, Minutes and Seconds
60-second & 30-minute chronograph counters

Strap
Louisiana alligator leather | Alligator lining | Preformed wristband
Triple-blade folding clasp | Fine adjustment | Curved “Fleur de Lys”

Edition
18K 5N rose gold version: Limited edition of 28 watches
Grade 5 titanium: Limited edition of 60 watches

Bvlgari Octo FinissimoTourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic Platinum, Ref. 103510

In 2020, Bulgari achieved a sixth consecutive world record in ultra-thin watch segment with the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic.

Its self-winding skeleton movement with a monopusher chronograph and tourbillon functions is housed within a thickness of only 3.5 mm. This extremely thin high complication watch is now available in a new platinum interpretation.

Bvlgari Octo FinissimoTourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic Platinum, Ref. 103510

Its 43 mm case, topped by a white gold and ceramic crown, frames an elegant open-worked dial with two grey chronograph counters, entirely revealing the BVL 388 skeletonised in-house calibre and its tourbillon at 6 o’clock.

Bvlgari Octo FinissimoTourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic Platinum, Ref. 103510

The watch face is swept over by blue hands matching the alligator leather strap secured by a platinum buckle.

Technical details

Model: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic Platinum, Ref. 103510

Movement
Mechanical ultra-thin Manufacture automatic-winding skeletonized movement with tourbillon and single push-piece chronograph – Calibre BVL 388 (3.50 mm thick). 52-hour power reserve, 21’600 VPH (3 Hz) frequency.

Case and dial
43 mm platinum case with transparent caseback, 7.40 mm thick, white gold crown with black ceramic insert and white gold push-buttons; open-worked dial with grey chronograph counters and blue hands. Water resistant to 3 ATM.

Bracelet
Blue alligator bracelet with platinum buckle.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph

Patek Philippe has launched its first wrist chronograph for tenths-of-a-second short-time measurements with a new, very precise high-performance movement.

With this new grand complication watch, the Geneva manufacture presents a manually wound movement with two separate chronograph mechanisms and sweep hands. One of them indicates tenths of a second – precisely and very crisply. This high-tech high-frequency caliber (5 Hz) incorporates 31 patents, of which seven new patents are specific to the new mechanism.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph
Image Credit: Patek Philippe

Featuring a platinum case with a blue dial and red accents, this tenth-of-a-second monopusher chronograph will be produced in small series due to the complexity involved in producing such extremely complicated timepieces.

At Patek Philippe, chronographs have a rich, long-standing tradition. Since 1856, the manufacture has stood out with the sublime assets of its pocket chronographs with or without rattrapante hands, often in combination with other complications such as perpetual calendars or minute repeaters.

In ca, 1930–1931, the manufacture even developed a pocket watch with a tenth-of-a-second chronograph; today, it can be admired in the Patek Philippe Museum (Inv. P-340).

As early as 1923, in response to a commission, Patek Philippe had already crafted its first split-seconds chronograph. This single piece was followed starting in 1927 by the first regularly produced wrist chronographs with or without rattrapante hands, among them the legendary Ref. 130 which was made from 1934 onward to the early 1960s.

The first decades of the third millennium were particularly prolific in the field of short-time measurement. As from 2005, Patek Philippe developed an extensive suite of chronograph movements with and without additional complications (rattrapante hands, minute repeaters, perpetual calendars, Annual Calendars, World Time) that were all designed and crafted in the manufacture’s ateliers.

These chronograph movements feature numerous innovations and patented optimizations. Today, they are embedded in a regular collection with over 20 different models for ladies and gentlemen.

A condensate of mechanical achievements

To further push the boundaries of mechanical horology and delight the aficionados of highly technical timepieces, Patek Philippe decided to develop its first movement for a wrist chronograph that can measure and display tenths of a second.

For this purpose, the engineers relied on one of the in-house movements that had been developed during the past twenty years. It was the caliber CH 29-535 PS launched in 2009; it reflects traditional architecture (manually wound, column-wheel control, horizontal wheel clutch) enhanced with six patented innovations and is complemented by its split-seconds version with two sweep chronograph hands (CHR 29-535 PS).

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph
Image Credit: Patek Philippe

The first task was to increase the frequency of the movement. With a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 semi-oscillations per hour that let the movement and the chronograph hands execute 8 jumps per second), the caliber CH 29-535 PS can merely measure eights of a second.

Conversely, the new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 beats at a frequency of 5 Hz (36,000 semi-oscillations per hour for 10 jumps per second) and thus allows the measurement of tenths of a second. This is a premiere for a Patek Philippe wrist chronograph but it also requires more energy.

But a sweep seconds hand alone and a frequency of 5 Hz would not be sufficient to display tenths of a second with the desired accuracy. The dial of a wristwatch does not provide enough space for a scale with a microscopically tight tenths-of-a-second graduation.

The designers thus resolved to provide the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 with two independent chronograph mechanisms: one for the seconds and the instantaneous 30-minute counter, the other exclusively for measuring and displaying stopped tenths of a second.

A patented concentric display

With this decision, Patek Philippe opted for good legibility. In keeping with the manufacture’s customer-centric creation philosophy, it was essential to assure the ideally organized, fast and dependable readability of the tenths of a second, the seconds, and minutes of the chronograph.

The engineers therefore conceived a patented system that displays the measured seconds and the fractions of a second concentrically. The watch features two sweep chronograph hands, each of them driven by an independent mechanism. The hand that performs a complete revolution per minute shows the stopped seconds in the traditional manner.

The other hand (lacquered red in the new Ref. 5470P-001) performs one revolution per 12 seconds, i.e. five times faster than an ordinary chronograph hand and sweeps across 12 sectors subdivided into tenths.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph
Image Credit: Patek Philippe

In this way, the user can immediately read the elapsed seconds guided by the pearl markers and then, on the outer railway track scale, read the number of elapsed tenths of a second departing from the last red marker. The minutes of the short-time measurement are displayed by the instantaneous 30-minute counter on the subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock.

Given so much simplicity in use, the patented system’s heart is a true treasure chest of ingenious solutions in the movement but out of sight. As usual, Patek Philippe raised the bar and specified that the new caliber should meet ambitious requirements in every respect.

The watch should not only be able to measure and display tenths of a second but also retain this precision during a 30-minute run of the chronograph.

Additionally, the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 had to be built as compactly as possible while retaining the diameter of the base caliber (29.6 mm) and allowing only a slight height increase (from 5.35 mm to 6.96 mm) – despite the two chronograph mechanisms and a total of 396 parts. As a true accomplishment in miniaturization, this new movement is even shorter than the rattrapante caliber CHR 29-535 PS (7.1 mm).

Energy control and high precision

The Patek Philippe Grand Complication thus created is as complex as a tourbillon, a minute repeater or a split-seconds chronograph. For the frequency of 5 Hz and the integration of a second chronograph mechanism with a high-speed hand, the new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 requires considerably more energy.

To master and limit this energy appetite, the engineers had to intervene at all nooks and crannies of the movement. And of course, the term “precision” dominated the entire development of the movement.

The challenge began with a single mainspring that was needed to provide energy for the whole movement. Patek Philippe reworked this component and increased its efficiency to preserve the amplitude of the balance spring as much as possible and to assure optimized rate stability.

To increase the available energy and boost the power reserve, the diameter of the barrel arbor was reduced and the number of mainspring coils increased. A patented notch reduces the tension of the slip bridle during the winding process, thus eliminating the risk of damage due to the increased force.

A high-tech regulator mechanism

To handle the three challenges – efficiency, reliability, and rate accuracy – Patek Philippe decided to use its Oscillomax® ensemble that had been developed by the “Patek Philippe Advanced Research” department.

This high-tech regulator mechanism was presented in 2011, was granted 17 patents, and has three innovative components that rely on all advantages of the Silinvar® technology – it is based on a derivative of silicon with extraordinary physical and mechanical characteristics (lightweight, rugged, antimagnetic, etc.).

The ensemble operates with a Spiromax® balance spring with a patented terminal curve and an inner boss (patent granted in 2017, Ref. 5650), a Pulsomax® escapement consisting of a lever and escape wheel with extensively reworked geometries as well as a Gyromax® balance in Silinvar® with gold inlays.

This is the first time since the launch of the Perpetual Calendar Patek Philippe Advanced Research Ref. 5550P (2011) that Patek Philippe has added the Oscillomax® ensemble in its current collection.

But this decision plays a decisive role for the exceptional performance of the new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 movement. And it enables the high rate accuracy with a maximum deviation of -3/+2 seconds per day specified by the Patek Philippe Seal – despite the clearly higher energy consumption of the movement.

Fluid and perfectly synchronized hand movements

Another big challenge arose during the development of the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 regarding the quality of the display, particularly of the tenths of a second. The two chronograph displays must be perfectly synchronized. Despite the high speed of rotation, the tenth-of-a-second hand must move fluidly without jumps or vibrations. Here, too, the manufacture’s engineers developed and implemented innovative solutions.

The mechanism for displaying the tenths of a second receives its energy via a driving wheel from the fourth wheel of the base movement. Patek Philippe designed the driving wheel in a novel two-part arrangement: the upper wheel with flexible spokes, the lower one with rigid spokes.

Thanks to this patented anti-backlash principle that is both compact and energy-saving, the teeth of the driving wheel exert an elastic force on the clutch wheel, eliminating any risk of hand vibration.

As soon as the chronograph is started, the tenth-of-a-second driving wheel (with one revolution per minute) engages with the tenth-of-a-second pinion that performs one revolution in 12 seconds (turning five times faster).

To enable this “acceleration”, Patek Philippe provided the tenth-of-a-second pinion with microtoothing: 136 teeth on a pinion diameter of 1.469 mm and with a tooth height of 30 μm. The pretensioning force exerted by the clutch wheel on the pinion suppresses tooth backlash. Many individual measures maximize the accuracy of the display.

A proven shock absorber

Another indispensable measure needed for a user-centric solution relates to the shock absorber. The new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 had to handle all requirements and risks to which it would be exposed in daily use.

For this purpose, Patek Philippe developed two patented mechanisms. One of them is a shock absorber hook that would secure the clutch rocker during the entire short-time measurement process.

The second one uses the “unbalances” (centers of gravity, not to be confused with centers of rotation) of components of the mechanism for the tenths-of-a-second chronograph. In the event of a shock, the acceleration values of the components exposed to it are compensated instead of being cumulated. The result is that all components remain in the desired positions, eliminating any impact on the correct function of the watch.

A monopusher chronograph

The chronograph has a single pusher at 2 o’clock that successively executes the start, stop, and reset commands. This monopusher arrangement recalls the classic chronographs and will delight the aficionados of technical timepieces.

In addition to the patented special features of the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10, the new watch embodies the seamless pairing of tradition and innovation that constitutes the core of the Patek philosophy.

The sapphire-crystal case back (interchangeable with the solid platinum back delivered with the watch) affords a spectacular view of the caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 with its filigreed components and the elaborately executed finissage (bridges with chamfered and polished edges, Geneva striping, etc.). The engraved, gilt inscriptions “Oscillomax 5 Hz” and “GyromaxSi” on the bridges refer to the innovative movement components.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph
Image Credit: Patek Philippe

A movement dedicated entirely to performance and short-time measurements needs to be well protected so Patek Philippe created an inimitably sporty exterior. To case this condensate of technical prowess, the manufacture chose platinum, the most precious metal but also the most difficult one to machine.

The gently rounded case has the same design as the manually wound Ref. 5370 Split Seconds Chronograph launched in 2015. As a special feature, it has a concave bezel that forms a perfect transition to the slightly domed sapphire-crystal glass.

The case flanks are slightly recessed and satin-finished, the lugs are subtly curved and feature decorative cabochons at the ends of the spring bars. Like all of Patek Philippe’s platinum models, the Ref. 5470P-001 is adorned with a flawless brilliant-cut diamond between the lugs at 6 o’clock.

The elegant blue of the dial harmonizes exceptionally well with the shimmering reflections of the platinum case, at the same time offering the perfect contrast for the crisp legibility of the individual displays.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph
Image Credit: Patek Philippe

The chronograph seconds are indicated with a sandblasted and rhodiumed steel hand on a minute scale with small gold pearls. The tenths of a second are displayed with a slender hand in Silinvar®.

Because it is so lightweight, the high-tech material saves energy but has the rigidity needed to withstand the shock that occurs when the chronograph is abruptly stopped.

Thanks to a new patented process for decorating the Silinvar® hand, in this case lacquered red, and a second patent concerning the attachment of the pipe to the Silinvar® hand by brazing, Patek Philippe succeeded for the first time in using the promising material for external features of a watch.

The red color of the hand is also echoed on the markers of the railway-track scale for reading tenths of a second. As long as the chronograph is not operating, the red and gray chronograph hands are superposed and look like a single hand. Once a short-time measurement has been started with the pusher at 2 o’clock, it launches its fascinating ballet with two separate rotation speeds.

The instantaneous 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and the small seconds at 9 o’clock have crisp railway-track scales to improve the legibility of the respective information.

The new 5470P-001 is worn on a navy blue calfskin strap with an embossed fabric pattern and red decorative seams in perfect harmony with the colors of the dial. Its fold-over clasp in platinum assures comfort and safety on the wrist.

The seven patents of the new caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 movement

  1. Concentric display (Patent WO2012104688A1): This display mode based on two sweep hands assures simple, swift, and safe legibility of seconds and fractions of a second.
  2. Notch in the barrel arbor (Patent WO2017005394A1): The addition of this notch reduces the tension on the spring hook while the mainspring is being wound. It also allows a smaller diameter of the barrel arbor, increasing the energy stored in the mainspring by further spring coils.
  3. 1/10 driving wheel with anti-backlash feature (European patent application EP3042250A1): This design on two levels (an upper wheel with flexible spokes and a lower one with rigid spokes) allows the creation of an anti-backlash wheel that is compact and consumes little energy.
  4. Chronograph with shock-absorber hook (Patent WO2015173372A2): In the event of a shock, this system securely holds the clutch rocker of the operating chronograph mechanism to prevent disruptions of the ongoing short-time measurement.
  5. Pendulum shock absorber (Swiss Patent CH713473A2): This system utilizes the acceleration forces of shocks on the watch to keep the components of a mechanism in the desired position and thus to assure correct functionality.
  6. Surface primer for the silicon hand (European patent application EP3764167A1): With a fine primer coating (e.g. PVD or CVD), this process improves the adhesion of lacquer on a silicon-oxide surface (Silinvar®).
  7. Assembly process for watch components (European patent EP 3309624 B1): Thanks to a multi-layer metal coating, this process for joining two base materials, one of which non-metallic, allows the pipe of a Silinvar® hand to be brazed.

These patents are complemented by the six patented innovations for the caliber CH 29-535 PS introduced in 2009, the 17 patents for the development of the high-tech Oscillomax® ensemble (2011), and the patent for the optimized Spiromax® balance spring with a terminal curve and an inner boss (2017). The caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10 unites a total of 31 inventions developed and patented by Patek Philippe.

Technical details

Model: Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph

Movement
Caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10
Manually wound mechanical movement, chronograph with column-wheel control, horizontal dual clutch with wheels and instantaneous 30-minute counter, module for tenths-of-a-second measurements of the chronograph with sweep hand, small seconds
Diameter: 29.6 mm
Height: 6.96 mm
Number of parts: 396
Number of jewels: 38
Power reserve: Min. 48 hours (with chronograph switched off)
Balance: Gyromax® in Silinvar® with inlays in 99.9% gold
Frequency: 36,000 semi-oscillations per hour (5 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax® in Silinvar®
Escapement: Pulsomax® with lever and escape wheel in Silinvar®
Balance spring stud: Adjustable

Functions
2-position crown
– Pushed in: To wind the watch
– Pulled out: To set the time and stop seconds

Displays
Center hour and minute hands
Chronograph hand and tenths-of-a-second chronograph hand from the center
30-minute counter at 6 o’clock
Subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock

Pushers
Chronograph start, stop, and reset at 2 o’clock

Hallmark
Patek Philippe Seal

Case
950 platinum
Sapphire-crystal case back and interchangeable solid platinum back
Flawless rare white Top Wesselton diamond between the lugs at 6 o’clock
Water resistant to 30 m (3 bar)
Diameter: 41 mm
Height (crystal to display back): 13.68 mm

Dial
Brass, lacquered blue
Applied Breguet numerals in 18K white gold and minute pearl markers
Railway track scale printed white and red (minutes, snailed small seconds at 9 o’clock, snailed 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock)
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K white gold with luminous coating
Small seconds with sword hand in 18K white gold
Chronograph hand, sandblasted steel, rhodiumed
Tenths-of-a-second chronograph hand in red lacquered Silinvar®
30-minute counter with sword hand in 18K white gold

Strap
Calfskin with embossed fabric pattern, hand-stitched, navy blue with red contrast seams, fold-over clasp in 950 platinum

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

Swiss luxury watch brand Louis Moinet presents TIME TO RACE, a series of mechanical chronographs embodying the beauty of motorsports.

TIME TO RACE is not a limited series, but a set of one-of-a-kind creation. Collectors will indeed be able to personalise their model by selecting a one or two-digit “lucky number” that will appear on the front of the timepiece, along with a dedicated colour code: Rosso Corsa, Racing Green or French blue.

These colours have been specifically selected because they embody the most legendary cars in motorsports. To ensure clearer vehicle identification, national colours were assigned in motor racing until the end of the 1960s. This tradition remains present today in the collective imagination, as the tradition has endured. Thus, a red car brings to mind Italy, a green one England and a blue one France…

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The aerodynamic quest embodied in the design of TIME TO RACE has defined a style reflecting a resolutely competitive spirit.

Its glare-proofed sapphire crystal features an imposing curvature serving to enable uncompromising appreciation of the column-wheel mechanism. This ingenious and original design has given rise to a new type of inner bezel ring, dissociated from the crystal. It also makes it possible to combine two different readings of short-time measurements: a tachymeter scale and a 60-second display.

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The creation of this bi-material inner bezel ring is complex and owes its brilliance to the intensity of the colour present in its first quarter, made from an avant-garde material. Its bold character is further emphasised by a luminous transfer of the measurement indications designed to enable readability in the dark.

Finally, the inner bezel ring frames a woven carbon fibre mainplate highlighting the 147 components of the chronograph mechanism. It also provides the reading contrast that is so useful during chronograph operations, indicated by the large coloured hand and one of the two smoke-coloured counters.

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The hours and minutes are read off a subdial at 6 o’clock. This central design element bears the wearer’s “Lucky Number”, painted in black on a white background with a glossy polished finish, and surrounded by a metal ring reminiscent of the bores used in racing cars.

Its case weighs only 18 grams, cut from grade 5 titanium, then polished and satin-brushed. It evokes the quest for minimum weight that means more comfort and a more seamless fit on the wrist, further enhanced by a strap specially designed to be a perfect extension of the case.

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The lines of the case are fluid and taut. The sides feature a new crown base. The lugs are open-worked and feature a subtle satin-brushed camber that highlights the integration of the bracelet. They are tipped with the emblematic Louis Moinet signature in the shape of four black zircons with chatons held by screws.

One smooth press on the single pusher activates the chronograph mechanism and its unique choreography can be admired on the dial side. The various elements – levers, clutch, hammers, column wheel, springs and wheels – are set into motion and interact with the ultimate goal of activating the chronograph and measuring time.

LOUIS MOINET TIME TO RACE

The modern and spectacular design of TIME TO RACE requires the production of 147 components for the upper part dedicated to the chronograph and 155 components for the lower part corresponding to the self-winding movement.

The design of TIME TO RACE is inspired by the world’s first chronograph produced by Louis Moinet in 1816, inventor of the chronograph and high frequency (Guinness World Records™).

Technical details

Model: TIME TO RACE

Edition
Exclusively single-piece editions
Each single-piece edition associates a particular number with one of the three colours offered:
– Rosso Corsa
– Racing Green
– Bleu de France

Case

Material: Grade 5 titanium
Diameter: 40.7 mm
Finishing: Polished and satin-brushed
Box-type sapphire crystal glass, glare-proofed on both sides
Single pusher with “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern
Water resistance: 50 metres

Dial side

Hours and minutes sub-dial
White background and black shiny-polished numerals
Outer ring: rhodium-plated, circular satin-finished
Hands: rhodium-plated & faceted

Counters
Translucent material with white luminescent transfer
Hands: Satin black PVD, Coloured Super-LumiNovaTM

Inner bezel ring
Dual display: tachymeter scale and 60 seconds
White luminescent transfer
Bi-material with a circular satin finish

Movement

Calibre LM96 Manufacture Louis Moinet
Single-pusher column-wheel chronograph
Self-winding mechanism
Balance with screws
Oscillating weight: Bi-material | 6 ball bearings | Adorned with concentric “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern, “Fleur de Lys”
Finishes on the upper side Mainplate: carbon fibre
Steel parts: straight-grained and chamfered
Gear trains: circular satin-finished
Finishes on the underside: “Côtes de Genève” hobnail pattern, polished edges
Diamond-polished sinks
Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Frequency: 4 Hz
Jewels: 30
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours, Minutes and Seconds
60-second & 30-minute chronograph counters

Strap & Clasp

Strap
Preformed rubber strap with Interchangeability system

Clasp
Triple-blade folding clasp
Steel with black PVD finish
Fine adjustment
Curved “Fleur de Lys”

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

IWC Schaffhausen has launched the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince”, the first Big Pilot’s Watch with a chronograph function. The mechanical stopwatch is controlled via a single push-button which is beautifully integrated into the distinctive conical crown. Limited to 500 pieces, this “Le Petit Prince” edition features the characteristic deep-blue sunburst dial and a stainless-steel case.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

In the tradition of IWC’s special editions in honour of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s world-famous novel, the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” features the signature deep-blue sunburst dial. It is complemented with a stainless-steel case and rhodium plated hands. In addition, the hands, indices, and applied numerals are embedded with luminous material to make the dial easier to read at night.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

The IWC-manufactured 59365 calibre is one of three in-house chronograph movements from IWC. Alongside the movements from the 69000 and 89000 calibre families, the 59360 calibre is the third chronograph developed and manufactured entirely in Schaffhausen.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

The IWC 59365 calibre was introduced in 2014 in the Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher (Ref. 5151). The first Portugieser with a monopusher, the Portugieser Hand- Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good, was presented in 2020.

Now, this ingenious mechanism provides a Big Pilot’s Watch with a chronograph function for the first time: The Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. 515202).

It is also the brand’s only chronograph movement that is wound manually: 70 revolutions of the crown are enough to build up the maximum power reserve of eight days (192 hours). It offers a power-reserve indication on the back of the movement, which can be seen through the sapphire-glass case back.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

In the traditional design, the mechanical stopwatch is operated using two pushers on the side of the case. The monopusher, on the other hand, can be started, stopped, and reset to zero via a single pusher integrated into the crown.

Operating the monopusher chronograph is remarkably simple. Pressing the pusher for the first time couples the chronograph mechanism to the fourth wheel of the base movement via the oscillating pinion, and a new timing phase begins. When the pusher is pressed a second time, the chronograph is uncoupled from the base movement. A stop time of up to 60 minutes is displayed on the totaliser at 12 o’clock. Pressing the pusher for a third time returns the chronograph second and minute hands to position zero.

As with other chronographs from IWC, individual switching states are controlled by a column wheel. In the 59360 calibre, the column wheel is particularly large, and its operation can be observed through the transparent case back. The tooth system on the lower level moves the column wheel forward by one position each time the pusher is activated. On the upper level, there is a circle comprising six vertical columns.

From these columns and the recesses in between them, three levers on the sides read the instructions. Depending on whether the levers rest on a column or fall into a recess, a different action is triggered. While chronographs with two pushers allow the addition of several short times before resetting the hands to zero, the monopusher executes the same program in an endless loop: “start chronograph”, “stop chronograph”, “reset hands”.

Mounted on the back of the base movement, the monopusher module consists of 66 smartly arranged parts and is a masterpiece of precision engineering. One challenge in chronograph design is that high forces act on the individual components when the mechanism is started, stopped, and reset to zero. Therefore, the intermediate wheel features a unique shape with optimised weight and inertia. This ensures that operating the chronograph affects the amplitude of the balance as little as possible.

The intermediate wheel and other critical components of the 59360 calibre are manufactured using the so-called Liga process. Based on photolithography, electroplating and micro-moulding, it enables the manufacture of parts with highly complex geometries and a level of dimensional accuracy that cannot be achieved using conventional machining techniques.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” Limited Edition, Ref. IW515202

Fitted with a brown calfskin strap with a folding clasp, the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” is available through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online on IWC.com. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care programme and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince”
Reference: IW515202

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 59365 mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 36
Power reserve: 192 h (8 days)
Winding: Hand-wound

Functions
Monopusher chronograph with minutes and seconds stop function
Power reserve display
Date display
Small hacking seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 46.2 mm
Height: 14.6 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire-glass back
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Deep blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués

Strap
Brown calfskin strap with folding clasp

Edition
Limited to 500 pieces

GRAHAM FORTRESS Limited Edition

La Chaux-de-Fonds based Swiss watch maker GRAHAM SA presents FORTRESS, a limited edition automatic mono-pusher chronograph watch with its operating elements placed on the left side of the case.

Dressed in a massive 47mm diameter stainless steel case, the GRAHAM FORTRESS watch is available with a blue sunray dial or a black grained dial. Each version is limited to 100 pieces.

GRAHAM FORTRESS Limited Edition

Its bold, luminescent hour and minutes hands collaborate with ample, applied Arabic numerals to display the time. The dial has two circular brushed counters, a small seconds display at 3o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph register at 6o’ clock. A date display is located adjacent the monopusher/crown.

GRAHAM FORTRESS Limited Edition automatic monopusher chronograph with black dial

The generous proportions of the watch confer impressive wrist presence, while the exhibition caseback affords view of the Fortress’s Swiss automatic chronograph mono-pusher movement. Certified by Chronofiable®, this calibre has a power reserve of 48 hours.

GRAHAM FORTRESS Limited Edition

The pusher, positioned in the top of the crown, starts, stops and resets the chronograph. The deliberate positioning of crown and pusher on the left side of the case ensures quick and easy operation. Another key benefit of positioning the combined crown and mono-pusher on the left is superior wearer comfort.

GRAHAM FORTRESS Limited Edition automatic monopusher chronograph with blue dial

Fitted on hand-sewn calf leather strap, the GRAHAM FORTRESS watch has a retail price of $7,750.00.

The GRAHAM FORTRESS

Technical details

Model: FORTRESS Ltd

Functions
Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter)
Large date at 9 o’clock
Hours, minutes, seconds

Movement
Calibre: G1750, automatic chronograph mono-pusher movement
28’800 A/h (4Hz)
Incabloc shock absorber
25 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours
Movement certification: Chronofiable® (improved shock absorption)

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 47 mm
Mono-pusher start / stop / reset and crown on the left side of the case
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside
See-through sapphire crystal case back with limited edition serial number
Bezel: Steel satin-brushed
Water resistance: 330 feet/ 100 m / 10 bar

Dial
Black grained dial with beige Super-LumiNova numerals (font inspired by vintage aircrafts)
Hand-applied numerals
Circular sun-brushed counters
Rhodium hours hands with beige Super-LumiNova coating
Rhodium chrono, minutes and seconds counters hands
Also available with a blue sunray dial

Strap
Hand-sewn black calf leather with beige stitches
Steel pin buckle

Limited edition
100 pieces each

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch ’21 Unique Piece

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 has decided to pay tribute to both events with the creation of the Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch’21 Unique Piece. During the Only Watch 2021 Charity auction, this one-of-a-kind creation will be auctioned together with a wooden replica of the historical chronograph from 1821.

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch ’21 Unique Piece

Since 2009, Montblanc has supported the Only Watch Charity Auction held by Luc Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies and the founder of Only Watch that has raised over 70 million Euros to date. The auction is under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and is organized in partnership with Christie’s.

The Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch’21 Unique Piece comes in a 43 mm 18 K yellow gold case that is shaped like a pebble, offering comfort and elegance on the wrist. For Montblanc, the details make all the difference, with sapphire crystal on the front that has been treated with an anti-reflective coating on both sides to allow the wearer to admire the dial.

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch ’21 Unique Piece

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.

For each Only Watch auction, a colour theme is chosen, which for this 9th edition will be orange. Following this fun theme, Montblanc has added subtle orange touches to the dial’s railway track, the skeletonized second time zone hand, the chronograph’s double index, and the date number six, as a nod to the day of the auction.

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch ’21 Unique Piece

The complex dial is composed of six different parts, providing a three-dimensional effect. It has been developed with particular attention paid to the proportions of the aesthetic as well as the horological details. Like on the original timekeeper, the base of the dial is made in a gold colour with a traditional guilloché grain d’orge decoration.

Paying tribute to the famous chronograph’s inventor, a ring with the inscriptions Nicolas Rieussec and Homage 200 ans (Tribute to 200 years) has been applied on the outer part of the dial and is surrounded by a refined filet sauté guilloché.

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch ’21 Unique Piece

The contemporary shape and classic finishes of the Montblanc Manufacture calibre MB R200 can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback. A keen eye will notice that the bridges feature Geneva stripes with bevelled and polished edges, while rubies, blued screws, and gold-coated wheels complete the ensemble.

Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch ’21 Unique Piece

This automatic monopusher chronograph has a column wheel and vertical disc clutch, double barrels, and a power reserve of 72 hours.

The unique piece is paired with a new brown alligator strap featuring orange stitching and alligator lining as a nod to the edition’s auction colour.

For this special occasion and, for the first time, Montblanc has developed a wooden replica of the Nicolas Rieussec historical inking chronograph from 1821.

Inspired by the original device, it is made of a walnut burl and features two white enamel rotating chronograph discs that can be easily started and stopped by a pusher located on the left of the device. The zero-reset has to be done manually by turning the counters with the help of the central axes like on the original one.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind timepiece and the historical chronograph replica, the successful bidder will receive a special invitation to a rare 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 knowhow and craftsmanship of the Manufacture. He or she will also be able to assemble a Montblanc Calibre MB R200 with the master watchmaker who has created the unique chronograph.

As a final touch, the personalised 18 K yellow gold oscillating weight will be assembled in the presence of the watch’s owner.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch’21 Unique Piece
Ident. 129314

Movement
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB R200
Mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism, chronograph and double barrel
Chronograph Monopusher with column-wheel and vertical disc clutch
Dimensions Diameter = 31 mm; height = 8.46 mm
Number of components 319
Number of rubies 40
Power Reserve Approx. 72 hours
Oscillating weight 18 K yellow gold with either Only Watch 2021 or personalized engraving
Balance Screw balance, diameter = 9.7 mm; moment of inertia = 12 mgcm²
Frequency 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring Flat
Plate Rhodium-coated with circular graining
Bridges Rhodium-coated with “Côtes de Genève”
Going train Special toothing for more efficient power transmission
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Displays
Off-centred hour- and minute-hands, second time zone on same axis as hour- and minute-hands with day/night display
Date window at 6 o’clock
60 elapsed-second and 30 elapsed-minute counters on rotating discs with central motionless fixed double index
Travel function with rapid reset of hour-hand and date display either forward or backward
Habillage

Case
18 K yellow gold, polished case
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides
Back: 18 K yellow gold with inset pane of sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and Only Watch Unique Piece engraving
Diameter = 43 mm; Height = 15.02 mm
Watertightness: 5 bar (50 m)
Crown: 18 K yellow gold with mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem
Pusher: Monopusher chronograph at 8 o’clock

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 skeletonized second time zone hand, gold-coloured titanium domed chronograph counters discs with satin-finishing, orange-coloured fixed double index

Wristband
Brown alligator leather strap with orange stitching and lining, 18K yellow gold pin buckle

Limited Edition
Unique piece

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500

Nicolas Rieussec’s historical chronograph replica of the 1821 model

Movement
Type of movement Mechanical movement
Chronograph Monopusher
Habillage

Case
Material: 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

CYRUS GENEVA Klepcys DICE Only Watch

To support the Only Watch 2021 Charity Auction, Independent Swiss luxury watch brand CYRUS GENEVA has created the unique piece “KLEPCYS DICE ONLY WATCH”, a brand-new model featuring a double independent monopusher chronograph.

CYRUS GENEVA Klepcys DICE Only Watch 2021

The term DICE is the acronym of Double Independent Chronograph Evolution. As its name indicates, it is an evolution of the traditional chronograph. The brand’s master watchmaker, Jean-François Mojon, has transformed it into a double chronograph capable of measuring two short intervals of time independently or in synchrony.

However, it should not be confused with the rattrapante version, where the two hands track the time of two events that start simultaneously but end at different times or indicate an intermediate elapsed time.

CYRUS GENEVA Klepcys DICE Only Watch

The unique piece KLEPCYS DICE ONLY WATCH comes in a 42 mm cushion-shaped case made of polished/satin-brushed grade 5 titanium and is water-resistant to 10 ATM/100 m.

The twin crowns, a peculiar code of CYRUS, are equipped with a pusher that sets the three chronograph functions (start/stop/reset). Both are fully functional, embellished with the brand’s helix logo, and distinguished by either an orange or yellow anodised aluminium ring to select which chronograph is going to be activated.

Yellow and orange are the colors that become the protagonists of the aesthetics of the KLEPCYS DICE ONLY WATCH, designed as a tribute to the logo that distinguishes this respected event.

CYRUS GENEVA Klepcys DICE Only Watch

The open-worked architecture allows the view of the prestigious mechanics that powers KLEPCYS DICE ONLY WATCH and highlights the two column wheels on the dial. Picked out in orange and yellow lacquer, they are placed at 12 and 6 o’clock, respectively. The unusual arrangement of the chronograph mechanism on the dial side reveals the motion of the finely decorated wheels, levers and gears mounted on a double mainplate with a black micro-beaded PVD treatment.

A host of sapphire crystal elements on the dial offer an unhindered view of this extraordinary calibre. The large sapphire crystal ring with bevelled and polished profile corresponding to the time is anti-reflective and features Arabic numerals in relief with white Super-LumiNova that emits a blue glow.

CYRUS GENEVA Klepcys DICE Only Watch

The dimensions of the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock are generous to enhance legibility and surmounted by two orange lacquered bridges. Both counters are crafted in smoked sapphire crystal, framed in orange as well as the indices, and fixed to a bridge carved in the shape of Cyrus’s logo. The rhodium-plated microbeaded helix is decorated with circular satin finish and doubles up as an original seconds hand with a luminescent tip.

The 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock – the star function of KLEPCYS DICE ONLY WATCH – is equipped with two vertically aligned hands in orange and yellow. Thanks to the bright colours, reading the two elapsed times is instantaneous. The independent hands track a graduated scale with markers at 15 and 30 minutes in alternating orange and yellow.

CYRUS GENEVA Klepcys DICE Only Watch

The same orange and yellow colour scheme is used for the two central seconds hands, each measuring a different length. The reason that the hands differ in length is because they track the seconds on a slightly conic flange printed with two parallel scales graduated every 5 seconds and picked out in orange and yellow.

Mirroring the position of the hands on the 30-minute counter, the longer orange central seconds hand measures time on the outermost scale and returns to zero at 12 o’clock; the shorter yellow hand tracks the innermost yellow scale and returns to zero at 6 o’clock.

KLEPCYS DICE ONLY WATCH is powered by the new 443-component CYR718 self-winding manufacture calibre featuring two independent chronograph movements and two display axes: one corresponds to the chronograph seconds and the second to the 30-minute counter of the double chronograph. The chronographs are activated by two column wheels, which in turn activate the different levers and couplings that move the seconds and 30-minute chronograph display.

The activation of chronograph levers generates considerable shocks and dispersion of energy, especially during the return-to-zero phase when the hammer on the heart cam is activated. Thanks to a special system of insulation, which ensures precision measurements for the duration of the event, these shocks have no repercussions on the display of the functions. In short, the two chronographs function independently without exerting any influence on one another.

The motion work mechanism that allows the display of hours and minutes also required special attention. Conventionally, this mechanism is composed of several gears placed on different rotational axes. However, to free up as much space as possible for the dual chronograph complication, Mojon came up with a concentric mechanism for the motion work. Not only is the mechanism more compact, but it is coaxial to the axes of the hands.

Two mainplates were required for this innovative mechanism. Treated with black microbeaded PVD, the 218 components of the additional module corresponding to the two independent chronographs are mounted on the two mainplates.

It is worth noting that since the chronograph mechanism is visible on the dial side, the movement has been reversed. Its symmetrical design offers a fascinating view of the two column wheels that are the “heart” of this complication. Automatic manufacture calibre CYR718 beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour and is equipped with a single barrel offering 60 hours of autonomy at full charge. Furthermore, the balance wheel is protected by an Incabloc shock protection system.

CYRUS GENEVA Klepcys DICE Only Watch case back view

Thanks to a sapphire glass case back, the decorative flourishes on the NAC-treated bridges of the calibre can be admired. Decorated with a slightly embossed sunray pattern, the bridges display satin-brushed and polished surfaces. The design of the open-worked monobloc rotor is new and features a galvanic grey NAC coating and a sunray finish. The rotor is engraved with the motto “The Conquest of Innovation” and adorned with an 18k 4N gold helix.

The ring surrounding the sapphire crystal, sealed with customised screws with the Maison’s three-armed helix logo, is engraved with the inscription ONLY WATCH.

The KLEPCYS DICE ONLY WATCH is presented with an orange Cordura fabric strap with a titanium folding clasp and is delivered with an additional black rubber strap.

Technical details

Model: KLEPCYS DICE ONLY WATCH
Ref. 539.508.OW.A (polished titanium)

Movement
• Manufacture self-winding movement, calibre CYR718
• Dimensions: 36.00 mm Ø x 11.65 mm thickness
• Components: 443 total – 218 correspond to the chronograph module
• Number of Jewels: 51 total – 17 correspond to the chronograph module
• Annular balance wheel
• Frequency: 4 Hz
• Vibrations per hour: 28,800
• Swiss lever escapement
• Rhodium-plated barrel with snailed ratchet wheel, Cyrus logo and inscription filled with black lacquer
• Power reserve: 60 hours
• Bridges: grey anthracite NAC galvanic treatment, decorated with slightly embossed sunray pattern with satin and microbeaded finishing
• New open-worked monobloc rotor with a sunray pattern, engraved with “The Conquest of Innovation”, open-worked central medallion with Cyrus helix logo in 18K 4N gold

Functions
• Central hours and minutes
• Small seconds at 9 o’clock
• 30-minute counter of the double independent chronograph at 3 o’clock, double hands in orange and yellow
• Two central chronograph hands; orange hand resets-to-zero at 12 o’clock, yellow hand resets at 6 o’clock

Case
• Cushion-shaped case made of 26 parts in polished/satin-brushed grade 5 titanium
• Diameter: 42 mm excluding the crowns
• Thickness: 16.5 mm
• Crown at 3 o’clock: position 1 to wind the movement; position 2 to adjust time + pusher for activation of chronograph No. 1 (start-stop-reset)
• Crown at 9 o’clock: pusher to activate chronograph No. 2 (start-stop-reset)
• Decoration of crowns: engraved Cyrus logo, black rubber ring embossed with grooves and orange anodised aluminium ring on crown at 3 o’clock corresponding to chronograph No. 1; yellow anodised aluminium ring at 9 o’clock corresponding to chronograph No. 2
• Sapphire crystal on dial side: anti-reflective treatment on both sides
• Case back: sapphire crystal, sealed with customised screws with Cyrus, engraved with the logo ONLY WATCH
• Water-resistance: 10 ATM (100 m – 330 ft)

Dial
• 3D open-worked dial
• Microbeaded black PVD mainplate
• Sapphire crystal hour ring with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, bevelled and polished edges, Arabic numerals with white Super-LumiNova with blue light emissions
• Minute markers on black PVD flange placed at 5-minute intervals, treated with white Super-LumiNova with blue glow
• Flange with double scale corresponding to chronograph with 5-minute intervals in orange and yellow
• Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock: smoked anti-reflective sapphire crystal, orange lacquered Arabic numerals at 15-second intervals surmounted by a microblasted rhodium-plated ring, helix small seconds hand with luminescent tip (white Super-LumiNova with blue glow)
• 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock: smoked anti-reflective sapphire crystal, luminescent markers at 5-minute intervals, two hands in orange and yellow with double indications at 15/30 minutes in same colour corresponding to the two independent chronographs
• Lacquered column wheels: orange at 12 o’clock and yellow at 6 o’clock
• Open-worked hour and minute hands, rhodium-plated with polished edges, treated with white Super-LumiNova with blue glow
• Central chronograph seconds hands: orange hand with reset at 12 o’clock, yellow with reset at 6 o’clock

Strap
• Orange Cordura fabric strap with folding clasp in titanium, customised with Cyrus logo
• Additional black rubber strap

Edition
• Unique piece

Baltic Pulsometer Chronograph Monopusher 1/1, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Young watch brand BALTIC joins the ONLY WATCH auction to help fighting against Duchenne Muscular dystrophy. For this event, the brand has created a unique Mono-pusher Pulsometer chronograph using an old 1940’s Venus 150 mechanical movement.

Baltic Pulsometer Chronograph Monopusher Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

This timepiece has a 36mm diameter case made of stainless steel. The pulsometer scale on the dial is calibrated for 30 heartbeats (or pulsations). Inside this chronograph beats an old Venus hand-wound movement from the 1940’s. This iconic column-wheel chronograph calibre can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.

Baltic Pulsometer Chronograph Monopusher Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

The mono-pusher caliber has been entirely renewed in Switzerland. It powers the thin gold leaf hands around a beautiful glossy black dial. Inspired by the 40s style, the black dial features a set of Breguet indexes that gives superb reflections and relief. The ‘1/1’ marking on the dial represents its status as unique timepiece specially created for Only Watch 2021 charity event.

Baltic Pulsometer Chronograph Monopusher Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Technical details

Model: Baltic Pulsometer Chronograph Monopusher 1/1, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Case
Stainless Steel case 36mm diameter
Sapphire caseback
Diameter: 36mm
20mm lug’s width
44m lug to lug

Dial
Breguet applied indexes
Glossy black dial Pulsometer scale
30min-counter at 3 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock Central chronograph counter

Movement
1940’s original Venus 150 Mechanical manually wound movement, column wheel chronograph with monopusher action.

Bracelet
ABP Paris hand-stitched calf strap with stainless steel buckle

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque

Swiss luxury watch brand Louis Erard has introduced its second collaborative project with Alain Silberstein.

In 2019, Alain Silberstein revisited ‘Le Régulateur’ from Louis Erard, a historic, emblematic model produced by the Jura brand. This collaboration resulted in an exceptional model: two series of 178 models which sold in just a few hours and were immediately extremely sought after on the secondary market. And all this even before it was selected for Geneva’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie and it received an award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: La Semaine, ref. 75357TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque La Semaine

In 2021, Louis Erard in collaboration with Alain Silberstein presents three special edition watches. Each model is limited to 178 models, 78 of which are to be sold in a collector’s box containing the entire capsule as well as a digital artwork signed by the artist. The retail price makes a very strong statement: an entry price of CHF 3,500 and the collector’s box at CHF 11,111.

Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein ref. 11111TT02 (special box set), Recommended retail price: CHF 11,111
Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein ref. 11111TT02 (special box set), Recommended retail price: CHF 11,111

By purchasing Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein collector’s box set, the 78 privileged owners will also be able to enjoy a personal, non-fungible token linked exclusively to their triptych. This guarantees and protects the authenticity of the limited edition, as well as containing all its technical specifications. In addition, collectors will have the opportunity to customise their digital token with a private message, making it even more unique and timeless.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Régulateur, ref. 85358TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque Le Régulateur

Louis Erard is one of the first in Swiss watchmaking to offer such a technology, and this can only be offered thanks to Qiibee, which already partners with the brand for its loyalty program.

The triptych brings together three different timepieces – three signature models, each with its own unique features: La Semaine, Le Régulateur II, and Le Chrono Monopoussoir.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Chrono Monopoussoir, ref. 74359TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Chrono Monopoussoir

The watch case consists of a frame with vertical sidebars called “brancards”, flanked by a conical crown. This is architecture in pure form, each element perfectly held, resulting in geometric simplicity and effects created by contrasts, shapes, materials (grade 2 and grade 5 titanium) and finishes (microblasted and polished).

Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein caseback view

Water-resistant to 100 meters, the case is further complemented by a nylon strap with a flap, guaranteeing uncompromising comfort. Soft, breathable and lightweight, the strap features a quick-fit closure, while the tight mesh of the double-layer nylon forms a surface that won’t retain moisture. Against this canvas, the designer offers his exercises in style: three movements, three functions, three stories.

The triptych begins with a reference to the artist with the La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein. With its three hands, date and day, this model features the exquisite weekly planner developed by Alain Silberstein, easily recognisable as his work: the days do not have names, but rather playful smileys – small, stylised faces symbolising different moods and reminding us that time is a flow, an experience, an emotion evolving through the days.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: La Semaine, ref. 75357TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: La Semaine, ref. 75357TT02.BTT88

The central piece is a new variation on the regulator: Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein II. Once again, the designer’s signature touch is instantly visible: a large blue arrow hand for the minutes, a red triangle for the hours, and a small yellow serpentine hand for the seconds.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Régulateur, ref. 85358TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Régulateur, ref. 85358TT02.BTT88

Telling the time becomes separated into its different parts in a joyful language, sophisticated and childlike at the same time, with the artistic and philosophical depth that characterises all Silberstein’s work: it is a game of proportions, with references ranging from Bauhaus to the rich history of watchmaking.

The third part of the triptych is an all-new chronograph design from the guest artist: Le Chrono Monopoussoir Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein. It features centrally placed hour and minute hands, with the chronograph seconds hand at the centre and a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Chrono Monopoussoir, ref. 74359TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Chrono Monopoussoir, ref. 74359TT02.BTT88

As on the La Semaine model, the monopusher chronograph incorporates the designer’s new signature hour hand: a red circle pinned with a triangle.

Technical details

Model: La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein ref. 75357TT02.BTT88

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: La Semaine, ref. 75357TT02.BTT88

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2836-2 calibre, day/date at 6 o’clock, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.05 mm, 25 jewels, 28.800 VpH (4Hz), standard grade movement, meticulously decorated, special open-worked oscillating weight with Louis Erard symbol, approx. 38 hours of power reserve

Functions
HMS, mood of the day/date
3 central hands

Case
Micro-blasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium, Ø40 mm, lug width: 22 mm, lug to lug: 47 mm, thickness: 11.60 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent caseback, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m/330 ft), Alain Silberstein red lacquered signature crown with Louis Erard symbol, caseback engraved “Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein 1 of 178”

Dial
Matte black, white transfers, Alain Silberstein signature days disc (“smiledays”) and date at 6 o’clock, flange featuring yellow and red indexes

Hands
Alain Silberstein signature hands: red lacquered hour hand, blue lacquered minute hand and yellow lacquered second hand

Strap
Black nylon and micro-blasted grade 2 titanium, hook-and-loop fastener system for quick adjustment, functional catch spring bars allowing the strap to be changed quickly
Dimensions: 22.70 mm width, 225 mm length, suitable for a wrist circumference of 140 to 200 mm

Recommended retail price
CHF 3,500

Model: Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein II ref. 85358TT02.BTT88

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Régulateur, ref. 85358TT02.BTT88

Movement
Automatic regulator, Sellita SW266-1 calibre, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.60 mm, 31 jewels, 28.800 VpH (4Hz), élaboré grade movement, meticulously decorated, special openworked oscillating weight with Louis Erard symbol, approx. 38 hours of power reserve

Functions
HMS
Hour hand in a counter at 12 o’clock, central minute hand, second hand in a counter at 6 o’clock

Case
Micro-blasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium, Ø40 mm, lug width: 22 mm, lug to lug: 47 mm, thickness: 11.60 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent caseback, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m/330 ft), Alain Silberstein red lacquered signature crown with Louis Erard symbol, caseback engraved “Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein 1 of 178”

Dial
Matte black with opaline (matte silver) counter at 12 o’clock, white transfers, flange featuring yellow and red indexes

Hands
Alain Silberstein signature hands: red lacquered hour hand, blue lacquered minute hand and yellow lacquered second hand

Strap
Black nylon and microblasted grade 2 titanium, hook-and-loop fastener system for quick adjustment, functional catch spring bars allowing the strap to be changed quickly
Dimensions: 22.70 mm width, 225 mm length, suitable for a wrist circumference of 140 to 200 mm

Recommended retail price
CHF 3,500

Model: Le Chrono Monopoussoir Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein ref. 74359TT02.BTT88

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Chrono Monopoussoir, ref. 74359TT02.BTT88

Movement
Automatic monopusher chronograph, calibre Sellita SW500MPCa, 13¼’’’, Ø30.00 mm, height: 7.90 mm 25 jewels, 28.800 VpH (4Hz), élaboré grade movement, meticulously decorated, special openworked oscillating weight with Louis Erard symbol, approx. 48 hours of power reserve

Functions
HM + chronograph
Time: central hour and minute hands
Chronograph: central second hand, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock

Case
Micro-blasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium, Ø40 mm, lug width: 22 mm, lug to lug: 47 mm, thickness: 13.90 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent caseback, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m/330 ft), Alain Silberstein signature crown with pusher in red ABS and Louis Erard symbol, caseback engraved “Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein 1 of 178”

Dial
Matte black with opaline (matte silver) counter at 12 o’clock, white transfers, flange featuring yellow and red indexes

Hands
Alain Silberstein signature hands: red lacquered hour hand, blue lacquered minute hand, yellow lacquered chronograph second hand and red lacquered counter hand

Strap
Black nylon and microblasted grade 2 titanium, hook and loop folding strap system for quick adjustment, functional catch spring bars allowing the strap to be changed quickly
Dimensions: 22.70 mm width, 225 mm length, suitable for a wrist circumference of 140 to 200 mm

Recommended retail price
CHF 4,500

Panerai Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte Limited Edition (PAM01135)

Debuted at Watches and Wonders exhibition in April 2021, this new watch in a limited edition of just 200 pieces marks Panerai’s return to the field of precision chronographs.

Through the union of an aesthetic strongly identified with the Panerai brand, namely the distinctive language of the iconic Luminor, and an original approach to the chronograph complication arises a special new model with a marked individual identity, in a limited edition of only 200 pieces: the Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135).

Panerai Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte Limited Edition (PAM01135)

This new Luminor chronograph comes with a matte black ceramic case; the chronograph pusher appears on the left side to create equilibrium with the opposite crown-protecting device, which enhances its iconic silhouette. It has a powerful presence reinforced by the midnight blue dial with satiné soleil decoration and classic sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and indexes in white Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence. The watch houses a manual winding P.2004 calibre.

Panerai Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte Limited Edition (PAM01135)

The Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135) is a single-button column wheel chronograph, which combines the start/stop/reset functions in a single push-piece. It is also equipped with the GMT function, allowing the home time and local time to be displayed simultaneously.

Panerai Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte Limited Edition (PAM01135)

Water-resistant to 10 bar (more than 100 meters deep), the new Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135) stands out for a black sandblasted ceramic case in 44mm, based on Zirconium Oxide powder. Through a complex series of working and operations, it acquires a particularly even matt finish and provides the characteristics of hardness, ensuring high resistance to scratches.

Panerai Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte Limited Edition (PAM01135)

The new Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135) is outfitted with a primary strap in deep blue calfskin with ecru stitching and a trapezoidal pin buckle in titanium with black DLC coating. An additional strap in rubber of the same deep blue hue exudes a relaxed and elegant style in any setting. To complete the offering, a tool for strap interchangeability and a screwdriver for removing the buckle are also included.

Technical details

Model: Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte
Reference: PAM01135

Movement
Hand-wound mechanical, Caliber P.2004
13¾ lignes, 8.2mm thick, 321 components, 29 jewels
28,800 vibrations / hour
GlucydurTM balance wheel
KIF ParechocTM shockproof device
Triple barrel
Power reserve: 8 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, GMT
24h counter with am / pm indicator
Linear power reserve indicator
Monopusher chronograph
Seconds reset

Case
Matte black ceramic
Diameter: 44mm
Thickness: 19.55mm
Matte black ceramic bezel
Safety Lock crown protection device (protected by trademark), lever, crown and chrono button in matte black ceramic.
Sapphire crystal
Twelve-sided screwed caseback, in titanium with black DLC coating, with sapphire glass window
Water-resistance: 10 bar (~100 meters)

Dial
Blu Notte with satiné soleil finishing, sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and indexes in white Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence
Seconds and am / pm indication at 9 o’clock
Chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock
Linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock
Central chronograph seconds hand

Strap
Calfskin, deep blue with ecru stitching, with trapezoidal pin buckle in titanium with black DLC coating
Additional rubber strap, deep blue

Edition
Limited edition of 200 pieces

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100

Paying tribute to the origins of Minerva, Montblanc unveils the new 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100, a re-edition of a 46 mm military monopusher chronograph from the 1930s that was equipped with the calibre 19-09CH.

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100

A leading specialist in the fabrication of professional watches and stopwatches, Minerva developed the 46 mm military monopusher chronograph from the 1930s equipped with the calibre 19-09CH. This historical timepiece featured a large case size which was unusual for the time.

This size allowed watchmakers to integrate the calibre 19-09, a movement of 19 lines developed in 1909 that was initially intended for a pocket watch. Far from the round pebble-shape of pocket watches, however, the case o the chronograph was specially developed for a wristwatch, leading to a particularly modern look that integrated all the comfort and ergonomy needed.

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100

The original timepiece showcased a black dial with bi-compax counters and cathedral-shaped hands coated with Super-LumiNova® which were designed for military use and provided excellent readability both during the day and night.

Inspired by the 46 mm Minerva military monopusher chronograph from the 1930s, the new limited edition pays tribute to the origins of the Manufacture. The timepiece goes beyond a simple re-edition, keeping key elements of the original model while integrating vintage twists.

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100

Equipped with the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.29, the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins features a 46 mm case made of a special alloy of bronze, a distinctive “officer” case back, a vintage black dial with beige elements, and a matching brown Sfumato alligator strap.

The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins case has been made in a special alloy of bronze that will obtain an attractive patina over time and is reminiscent of exploration tools from the past. An “officer” case back has been added, just like in traditional pocket watches, protecting the movement, which is adorned with distinctive engravings on both sides.

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100

The outside of the “officer” case back features the head of the Minerva Goddess. The inside of the cover bears the inscription “Réédition du chronographe militaire Minerva des années 1930 doté d’un calibre fait main dans la pure tradition horlogère suisse” (Re-edition of a Minerva military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with a handmade calibre following the Swiss watchmaking tradition).

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100

Montblanc uses a very innovative technique to create the image of the Minerva Goddess on the “officer” back giving it an authentic rendering in 3-dimensions, providing depth and realism as if it was a photograph. Made of titanium, the metal must first be structured, which means that the decoration will be engraved by laser, taking into consideration the relief of the drawing.

Then the desired finish (matt and shiny) is also achieved by laser. Finally comes the colouring phase. The colours are created by laser-generated oxidation. It is the level of oxidation that determines the final colour obtained (and desired). Montblanc is one of the most advanced Swiss Maisons to use of this technology on such a large surface. This innovation is in line with the brand‘s spirit of exploration.

When opening the “officer” case back, the beauty of the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.29 is revealed, showing an authentic reconstruction of the Minerva chronograph calibre dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. For this limited edition, the execution of the movement is of particular note as the main plate and bridges have been left in raw Maillechort (also called “German-silver”), a high-end traditional material used in Minerva movements in former times.

The Maillechort gives a slightly yellowish finish, rather than the more common rhodium coating. Traditional finishings such as Côtes de Genève, inner angles, circular graining, and bevelling are, of course, all performed at the same Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret.

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100

Like on the original chronograph calibre, the MB M16.29 features the iconic V-shape bridge (whose design was protected in 1912), a column wheel, horizontal coupling, and a traditional frequency of 18,000 A/h. As a tribute to historical movements, the Minerva arrow is visible at the extremity of the chronograph “blocker”.

The timepiece comes with a black dial that has been paired with contrasting rose gold-coloured cathedral-shaped hands and numerals with beige Super-LumiNova® for greater legibility at night. This enhanced readability continues onto the Arabic numerals as well as on the hour and minute hands thanks to additional touches of luminescence.

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100
A nod to the original chronograph comes in the form of a Minerva logo on the dial that is symmetrically positioned below the historical Montblanc logo at 6 o’clock. Other vintage details include bi-compax counters with large small seconds and minutes chronograph, as well as a railway minute track that have all been reproduced from the original design.

The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins is completed with a brand-new vintage-style brown Sfumato alligator strap with beige stitching and is strictly limited to 100 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Limited Edition 100
Ident. 128506

Movement
Montblanc manufacture Calibre MB M16.29
Type of movement: manually wound Monopusher chronograph
Chronograph: monopusher with column-wheel and horizontal coupling
Dimensions: diameter = 38.40 mm; height = 6.30 mm
Number of components: 252
Number of rubies: 22
Power reserve: approx. 50 hours
Balance: screw balance, diameter = 14.5 mm;
Moment of inertia = 59 mgcm²
Frequency: 18,000 a/h (2.5 hz)
Hairspring: with phillips terminal curve
Plate: raw maillechort (German-silver) with circular graining on both sides
Bridges: raw maillechort (German-silver) with “côtes de Genève”
Going-train: gold-plated, circular grained, chamfered, diamond hubs on both sides

Displays
Hours and minutes from the centre
Small seconds at “9 o’clock”
Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre
Counter for 30 elapsed minutes at “3 o’clock”
Habillage

Case
Special alloy of bronze featuring polished and satin-finishing
Crystal: scratch-resistant, domed box-shaped sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
Back: screw bronze-coated titanium case back with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Bronze-coated titanium “officer” case back engraved on both sides with the head of Minerva goddess on the outside and a special inscription on the inside “ré-édition du chronographe militaire minerva des années 1930 doté d’un Calibre fait main dans la pure tradition horlogère suisse” (re-edition of a Minerva military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with a hand-made calibre following the pure Swiss watchmaking tradition)
Dimensions: diameter = 46 mm; height = 14.50 mm
Watertightness: 3 bar
Crown: fluted in bronze with Montblanc emblem in relief
Pushers: monopusher chronograph integrated into the crown

Dial
Black lacquered dial with beige-coloured luminescent Arabic applied numerals
Rose gold and beige-coloured luminescent cathedral-shaped hour and minute hands
White-coloured second hand
White-coloured chronograph second and minute hands
Historical Montblanc logo at 12 o’clock
Original Minerva logo at 6 o’clock

Wristband
Brown sfumato alligator leather with beige stitching and Bronze-coated stainless steel pin buckle

Limited edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc laboratory test 500

Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 (with 18 K Lime Gold case)

The new Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is crafted out of an exclusive and innovative 18 K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a true watch for connoisseurs who likes distinctive vintage timepieces.

Reinterpreting a 46 mm Minerva historical military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with the original calibre 19-09CH, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a case made of an innovative 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a distinctive gold-coloured dial with contrasting green elements and a matching vintage green nubuck calf strap – an harmony of colour making this timepiece unique.

Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 (with 18 K Lime Gold case)

It is the first time that a watch Maison unveils a model with this colour of gold fondly named Lime Gold thanks to its deep golden colour that veers towards a pale yellowy green. The Lime Gold colour is made of a special alloy composed of 18 K Gold (Au 750‰), Silver (Ag 238‰) and Iron (Fe 12‰) that provides the distinctive colour giving a true vintage aesthetics.

To match the colour of the new 44 mm 18 K Lime Gold case, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a distinctive gold-coloured dial with sunray finishes. Providing great readability and vintage style, the monochrome aesthetic is combined with contrasting green-coloured elements of different tones such as the luminescent cathedral-shaped hour- and minute-hands, the minuterie, the central split-second hand, the tachymeter and telemeter scales, as well as the historical Montblanc emblem at 12 o’clock.

Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 (with 18 K Lime Gold case)

In order to give a three-dimensional look both at day/night, the Arabic numerals are fully made of Super-LumiNova® with a special patented process that encapsulates the luminescent material and create a ‘monobloc’ shape without any outlines. Gold-coloured has been chosen for the central chronograph second hand as well as for the chronograph 30-minute- and small second-counters.

The glass above the dial has an anti-magnetized treatment on the inside top sapphire crystal to enable greater precision of the chronograph’s two second hands.

Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 (with 18 K Lime Gold case)

Like on the original timepiece, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 has a telemeter scale that runs around the dial. The telemeter was a common feature on the legendary Minerva chronographs and adds both function and a vintage touch to this new watch. A telemeter makes it possible to measure the distance of a phenomenon which is both visible and audible, like the lightning and thunder in a storm.

The watch also has a tachymeter (base 1000) at the centre of the dial in a colimaçon (snail shape) which lets the user measure a length of time of up to three minutes instead of one minute as it is the case in traditional chronographs. The tachymeter indicates the speed of a moving object, such as a car, over a known distance.

Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 (with 18 K Lime Gold case)

The case back reveals the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31 taking its inspiration from the original Minerva calibres 19-09CH from 1909 and the evolution, the 17-29, developed in the 1930s, that were used for both pocket watches and wristwatches.

The calibre MB M16.31 is particularly beautiful thanks to its handcrafted traditional finishings such as Côtes de Genève, inner angles, circular graining and bevelling – all performed at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret. The Split Second mechanism in the centre brings even more light to the entire movement.

Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 (with 18 K Lime Gold case)

For this limited edition, the plates and bridges are made in Maillechort (German-silver) plated in 18 K gold harmoniously matching the 18 K Lime Gold case and the dial. The calibre has two column wheels for the chronograph and the split complication, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours.

Like its predecessor, it is composed of the same V-shape bridge (whose design was protected in 1912) and a large balance wheel with 18 screws beating at the traditional frequency of 2.5 Hz / 18,000 A/H.

The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is completed with a new vintage green nubuck alligator leather strap that has been finished with beige stitching to reinforce the vintage look. The strap is also fitted with a matching 18 K Lime Gold buckle for the perfect finishing touch.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 (with 18 K Lime Gold case), Reference: 128085

Movement
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M16.31
Manually Wound Monopusher Chronograph with Split Second, Tachymeter & Telemeter
Chronograph: Monopusher with Two Column-Wheels (One for the Chronograph and One for the Split Second) and Horizontal Coupling
Diameter = 38.40 mm; Height = 8.13 mm
Number of components: 287
Number of rubies: 25
Power reserve: Approx. 50 hours
Balance: Screw Balance, Diameter = 14.5 mm
Moment of inertia = 59 MGCM²
Frequency: 18,000 A/H (2.5 HZ)
Hairspring: with Phillips Terminal Curve
Plate: 18K Gold-Plated Maillechort (German-Silver) with circular graining on both sides
Bridges: 18K Gold-Plated Maillechort (German-Silver) with “Côtes De Genève”
Going-Train: Gold-Plated, Faceted Arms, Diamond Polished Surfaces

Displays
Hours and minutes from the centre
Small seconds at “9 o’clock”
Chronograph’s elapsed-second and
Split-second hands from the dial’s centre
Counter for 30 elapsed-minutes at “3 o’clock” tachymeter and telemeter scales
Habillage

Case
18K Lime Gold Featuring Polished And Satin-Finishing
Crystal: Scratch-Resistant, Domed Box-Shaped Sapphire Crystal with Antireflective Coating
Back: Screwed 18 K Lime Gold & Inset Pane of Sapphire Crystal
Diameter = 44 MM; Height = 14.20 MM
Watertightness: 3 BAR
Crown: Fluted 18 K Lime Gold with Montblanc Emblem in Relief
Pushers: Monopusher Chronograph Integrated Into the Crown and One Pusher at 2 O’clock For the Split-Second

Dial
Gold-coloured Dial with Green-coloured Luminescent Arabic Numerals
Green and White coloured Luminescent Cathedral-Shaped Hour- And Minute-Hands
Gold-coloured Small Second- And Chronograph Second-Hands
Green-coloured Split-Second Hand
Gold-coloured Chronograph Minute Hand with a Green-coloured Arrow
Historical Montblanc Emblem at 12 O’clock
Tachymeter Scale on the Central Part of the Dial and Telemeter on the Exterior of the Dial

Strap
Green Nubuck Alligator Leather Strap with Beige Stitching and 18 K Lime Gold Pin Buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 18 pieces

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin

Vacheron Constantin presents a new Collection Excellence Platine timepiece from its Traditionnelle series. Presented at Watches & Wonders 2021, this new Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin platinum watch is produced in an individually numbered 15-piece limited series.

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin

Highly appreciated by collectors, the Collection Excellence Platine is exclusively composed of limited editions crafted from 950 platinum: case, bezel, dial, crown and folding clasp are forged in this noble metal, right the way through to the alligator leather strap sewn using woven platinum and silk thread. The other elements of the watch, such as the 18K white gold hands and hour-markers, reflect the same refined universe.

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin

Within the 42.5 mm-diameter case beats Calibre 3500, a movement launched in 2015 to mark the 260th anniversary of the Manufacture. Comprising 473 elements and beating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz), it has a 48-hour power reserve.

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin

Its distinctive design makes this ultra-thin self-winding movement one of the thinnest for this type of complication (5.2 mm), enabling the watch to maintain a modest overall thickness of just 10.72 mm. The creation of an extremely thin non-spherical differential made it possible to retain the power reserve indication without affecting the movement thickness.

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin

This self-winding movement is also equipped with a 22K gold peripheral oscillating weight, adorned with motifs inspired by the Maltese cross. Mounted on ball bearings, this unusual construction provides a perfectly clear view of Caliber 3500, entirely hand decorated. This peripheral structure also serves to preserve its exceptional slimness.

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin

This calibre pays tribute to the historic construction of Haute Horlogerie chronographs with its two column-wheels and its lateral clutch mechanism. This classic construction is further enriched by numerous technically advanced features, including the dragging-display 60-minute counter which reduces the loss of amplitude generally observed when the chronograph function is activated. When the chronograph function is stopped, this type of display also provides a more legible indication of the time.

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin

The use of a split-seconds chronograph is ideal for measuring two different times. When the crown is pressed, the centre sweep-seconds hand and the split-seconds hand began running while remaining superimposed. Activating the push-piece at 2 o’clock makes the split-seconds stop, while the sweep-seconds hand continues running. A first time can thus be memorised.

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin

Another press on the 2 o’clock push-piece enables the split-seconds hand to catch up with and once again place it itself over the seconds hand. The operation may be repeated as many times as necessary to ensure several successive timings during the same event.

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin

Technical details

Model: Traditionnelle split-seconds chronograph ultra-thin
Collection: Excellence Platine
Reference: 5400T/000P-B637

Movement
Calibre 3500
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
Peripheral rotor in 22K
37.66 mm (16¾’’’) diameter, 5.2 mm thick
Approximately 48 hours of power reserve
3Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour)
473 components
47 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Monopusher split-second chronograph (with 60-minute counter at 3 o’clock)
Tachymetric scale
Power reserve at 6 o’clock

Case
950 platinum
42.5 mm diameter, 10.72 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
950 platinum, sand-blasted
“Pt950” hallmark between 4 and 5 o’clock
18K white gold applied hour-markers

Strap
Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched with
950 platinum and silk, saddle-finish, large square scales

Clasp
950 platinum folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Edition
Limited edition of 15 individually numbered pieces
“N°XX/15” engraved on caseback
Available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Collection: Petite Seconde, Régulateur & Chronographe Monopoussoir

Swiss watch brand Louis Erard presents its new Excellence Triptych collection, which offers mechanical timepieces boasting timeless design, fashionable style and high-end finishing. This collection three different watch models: Petite Seconde (small seconds), Régulateur (regulator) and Chronographe Monopoussoir (mono-pusher chronograph).

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych collection

The soul of this new family of watches lies in the Jura Mountains, in the small village of Le Noirmont where the brand is based, surrounded by grassy pastures and fir trees. These incredibly distinctive trees inspired the design of the hands and are featured as functional decoration on the crown, in subtle reference to Art Sapin – a variation of Art Nouveau from the Jura.

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych collection

Each of the three models forming this triptych has its own technical and aesthetic defining features. But they are all built in the same spirit, with common aspects between them, such as a family portrait spanning several generations.

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych collection

The cases sport the roundness of old pocket watches, although tightened by sapphire crystal, which projects slightly beyond the case, giving the overall piece a highly modern style. The matt silver dials are reminiscent of the elegant simplicity of the 1950s, but revitalised with shifting levels and contrasting finishes: satin-finished, brushed, snailed and diamond-cut.

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych collection

And each detail has been finely crafted, from the typography and metal index to the hand bushings, in order to produce an original, groundbreaking and decidedly contemporary result. All with the natural, sensual touch of the chocolate calf nubuck leather strap.

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Petite Seconde (small seconds)
Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Petite Seconde (small seconds)

The Excellence Petite Seconde is the entry-level model (CHF 1,500), identifiable by its counter at 6:00.

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Régulateur (regulator)
Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Régulateur (regulator)

The Excellence Régulateur (CHF 2,500) sports two distinctive vertical counters – hours at the top, seconds at the bottom – and a large central minute hand.

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Chronographe Monopoussoir (mono-pusher chronograph)
Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Chronographe Monopoussoir (mono-pusher chronograph)

The Excellence Chronographe Monopoussoir (CHF 3,500) completes the trio with its 30-minute counter at 12:00.

Technical details

Model: Louis Erard Excellence Petite Seconde ref. 34237AA01

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Petite Seconde (small seconds)

Movement
Automatic, Sellita SW261-1 calibre, 3 hands with small seconds at 6:00, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.60 mm, 31 jewels, 28,800 VpH (4 Hz), élaboré grade movement, meticulously decorated, special openwork oscillating weight with Louis Erard symbol, around 38 hours of power reserve

Functions
Central hour and minute hands, small second hand at 6:00

Case
Polished stainless steel, Ø42 mm, thickness: 12.25 mm, 3 pieces, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent back, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft), signature fir tree crown

Dial
Opaline (matt silver) with circular satin-finished area, snailed counter at 6:00 with diamond-cut area, anthracite transfers, glossy silver indexes
Hands Signature fir tree blue hands

Strap
Chocolate calf nubuck leather with tone-on-tone stitching, polished stainless steel pin buckle

Recommended retail price
CHF 1,500.-

Model: Louis Erard Excellence Régulateur ref. 85237AA21

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Régulateur (regulator)

Movement
Automatic regulator, Sellita SW266-1 calibre, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.60 mm, 31 jewels, 28,800 VpH (4 Hz), élaboré grade movement, meticulously decorated, special openwork oscillating weight with Louis Erard symbol, around 38 hours of power reserve

Functions
HMS
Hour hand on counter at 12:00, central minute hand, second hand on counter at 6:00

Case
Polished stainless steel, Ø42 mm, thickness: 12.25 mm, 3 pieces, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent back, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft), signature fir tree crown

Dial
Opaline (matt silver), snailed dual counter with diamond-cut area, anthracite transfers, glossy silver indexes
Hands: Signature fir tree blue hands

Strap
Chocolate calf nubuck leather with tone-on-tone stitching, polished stainless steel pin buckle

Recommended retail price
CHF 2,500.-

Model: Louis Erard Excellence Chronographe Monopoussoir ref. 74239AA01

Louis Erard Excellence Triptych Chronographe Monopoussoir (mono-pusher chronograph)

Movement
Automatic monopusher chronograph, Sellita SW500MPCa calibre, 13¼’’’, Ø30.00 mm, height: 7.90 mm, 25 jewels, 28,800 VpH (4 Hz), élaboré grade movement, meticulously decorated, special openwork oscillating weight with Louis Erard symbol, around 48 hours of power reserve

Functions
HMS + chronograph
Time: central hour and minute hands
Chronograph: central second hand, 30-minute counter at 12:00

Case
Polished stainless steel, Ø43 mm, thickness: 15.70 mm, 3 pieces, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent back, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft), signature fir tree push-button crown

Dial
Opaline (matt silver) with circular satin-finished area, snailed counter at 12:00 with diamond-cut area, anthracite transfers, glossy silver indexes
Hands: Signature fir tree blue hands

Strap
Chocolate calf nubuck leather with tone-on-tone stitching, polished stainless steel pin buckle

Recommended retail price
CHF 3,500.-

Maurice Lacroix Pontos 20th Anniversary Collection: Pontos Chronograph Monopusher, Pontos Chronograph and Pontos Day-Date

Maurice Lacroix celebrates the 20th anniversary of its popular Pontos collection by unveiling new timepieces including a vintage-looking PONTOS Chronograph Monopusher limited edition, followed by two new versions of automatic chronograph and of the Day-Date model. These new pieces, all imbued with an elegant contemporary spirit, bear the hallmark of Maurice Lacroix design. The characteristically PONTOS details, finishes, contrasts and taut lines celebrate a vision of watchmaking where understated refinement reigns supreme.

The PONTOS collection is a meeting point of contemporary styling and the codes of traditional watchmaking. PONTOS watches offer a distinctive style that is dressy without being formal, refined without relying on design gimmicks. The highly detailed round case features a shoulder either side of the crown, which serves to protect it and to create slight asymmetry. This protection takes the form of pushers in the PONTOS Chronograph models.

The smooth bezel is slightly angled, polished on the surface and satin-finished on the thin edge. Finally, the crown itself is shaped and fnished with spiral notches, one last touch that makes PONTOS thoroughly contemporary, which remains the signature of Maurice Lacroix design.

The double lugs have a pronounced hooked shape with a satin-finished first level and a polished and sunken outer second level. This alternating set of matte and shiny finishes highlights the profile of a case shared by the three models of the PONTOS collection.

The first is the PONTOS Chronograph Monopusher, launched as a limited edition to celebrate the collection’s 20th anniversary.The second is a new version of the steel automatic chronograph, the PONTOS Chronograph. The third is a new extension of the Day-Date model, available as an exceptional bronze version with a green dial, or in steel with a silvered dial.

PONTOS Chronograph Monopusher (PONTOS 20th Anniversary Collection)

The PONTOS Chronograph Monopusher is a limited edition of 500 pieces.

The PONTOS Chronograph Monopusher features a 41mm diameter case in steel. Maurice Lacroix has coated it using PVD technology to make it totally black and durable, ensuring resistance to abrasion and scratches, but above all uncompromising aesthetics.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos 20th Anniversary Collection Pontos Chronograph monopusher limited edition

A gradient stretches across the dial, with black at the edges that gradually grows lighter towards the centre, which is a mid-grey. Halfway across, the telemeter and tachymeter come into view – one red and the other blue – and these two scales cross paths with the chronograph’s minute counter and the small seconds, creating a complex design.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos 20th Anniversary Collection Pontos Chronograph monopusher limited edition

To power this timepiece, the ML166 automatic mono-pusher chronograph caliber is used. Its single pusher creates asymmetry and breaks with common expectations of chronographs. This self winding mechanical movement features circular-graining and Côtes de Genève finishes. Its sunray-brushed oscillating weight is decorated with Côtes de Genève, visible through a transparent sapphire case back.

PONTOS Chronograph (PONTOS 20th Anniversary Collection)

The anniversary collection also offers two new versions of the PONTOS Chronograph. Inside the PONTOS steel case with a larger diameter of 43 mm, the ML112 automatic chronograph caliber gives PONTOS a whole new dimension. The dial is available as a lacquered white or sunray-brushed grey version, where the hour markers take the form of applied Arabic numerals for the first time.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos 20th Anniversary Collection Pontos Chronograph