What a Pleasure!

Jan 03, 2013,21:24 PM
 

I think that it is a wonderful move for Montblanc to add a Rieussec that is not dependent on the distinctiveness of its chrono elements to please. Moreover, it appears that they have done so in a very big way, adding the interesting hours complication and a nontrivial calendar while offering a real power reserve. All of this without rendering the face too busy and while clearly retaining Rieussec DNA.

 

I am also very happy to see that a steel version is to be part of the initial offering. While the Release is silent as to price, this is the sort of piece that, properly priced, might find its way into enough hands to build real momentum for what, in my opinion, is becoming a greater brand every year.   

 

 

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The New Montblanc "Rising Hours" press release

 
 By: mkt33 : January 3rd, 2013-15:44
Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours A chronograph for day and night After observing the evolution of MontblancĀs Nicolas Rieussec chronographs, one might be tempted to conclude that time is a disc. Montblanc first used rotating discs to replace the ha...  

What a Pleasure!

 
 By: bigdave : January 3rd, 2013-21:24
I think that it is a wonderful move for Montblanc to add a Rieussec that is not dependent on the distinctiveness of its chrono elements to please. Moreover, it appears that they have done so in a very big way, adding the interesting hours complication and... 

Ok, so it is a Night / Day watch + a Chronograph, designed in an original way.

 
 By: amanico : January 3rd, 2013-21:33
Did I get it well? Nice, very nice watch. Which has the good taste to be available in stainless steel, too. Best, Nicolas

Non-jumping digital hour regulator (day-night indicator) chronograph

 
 By: MTF : January 4th, 2013-00:22
I liked the dual time zone version before. "I liked it so much that I bought the company." :-) Unlike Victor Kiam (Remington Razor), I could not afford to buy the Montblanc company but I did get the watch! It still has the distinction of being the first w... 

Ahh, I was close!

 
 By: patrick_y : January 4th, 2013-00:56
I was close about the day/night indicator disc. But it's not a 24 hour disc. Montblanc decided to do this in a more clever and proper but difficult way instead of just a simple 24 hour disc. Looking forward to seeing the platinum and steel versions as wel... 

A mere 39 minutes!

 
 By: Tick Talk : January 4th, 2013-06:48
LOL, I think I posted a mere 39 minutes before Mike revealed the full complication. FWIW, I assume it's a typo that blue is night and black is day? Nice touch with the Maltese Cross-type cam system that provides a gradual change from am to pm colors. I'm ... 

Interesting Complication

 
 By: jmpTT : January 8th, 2013-11:01
For those of us who are less visually-creative, I am hopeful that Montblanc passes along some schematics to show the dual-cam system in operation. As has become customary with the Rieussec line, this watch is aesthetically balanced and the added complicat...