Montblanc Homage To Nicolas Rieussec Watch
If you want a watch that will make people stop in the middle of a conversation just to ask you what that thing on your wrist is, this is the one to buy. The Homage to Nicolas Rieussec watch is a limited-edition design from Montblanc, which means that there aren’t many of these out in the wild. It’s not a new design, but it certainly is a unique one.
The first thing you notice about the watch is that it doesn’t feature a standard, full sized dial. Instead, it takes a little more than a half of the watch face, with two smaller dials below it. And then you notice that the main dial doesn’t even have hour markings on it, so what’s going on there?
Well, there are actually hour markings on the main dial, but you can’t see them in sunlight. They are embedded into the ceramic hour ring, and they’re actually luminous numerals, so you can only see them properly in the dark. But it’s easy to tell time even without them, since the position of the minute markings easily notes the hour as well.
The two chronographs below are unique in their own way. Instead of the hands moving around the dials, this Montblanc watch actually features dials that move around the hands. There’s a date indicator at three o’clock and a day/night indicator at nine o’clock, which is perhaps the least useful feature of this stunning limited-edition watch.
It’s mostly made from stainless steel with a leather bracelet and a sapphire crystal cover. The back side of the watch is transparent, allowing you to see the movement mechanism in all its glory.
- Automatic movement with 72 hour power reserve
- 43mm stainless steel case
- Water resistant up to 30 meters
- Luminous hands and hour markings
- Chronograph function
- Date, day/night windows
- 22mm leather bracelet with deployment clasp