SIHH 2013 Spotlight: Montblanc Star Classique Watch
Montblanc’s Star Collection embraces a whole series of classically beautiful wristwatches that wed the brand’s unmistakable aesthetic and the traditional art of Swiss watchmaking. These watches follow no trends and will therefore never go out of style. Instead, they embody timelessly elegant design which will seem as convincing and harmonious to tasteful individuals many years from now as it seems to their discerning forebears today. New models will soon be added to further enhance this imperishably classical look by combining it with a mechanical inner life crafted in accord with the best Swiss tradition: there will be a diamond-studded watch for ladies, as well as a bi-color version in stainless steel and gold in sizes for ladies and gents. This latter duo is conceived for two people who already belong together or hope to become a loving couple.
A diamond is perennial and so too is the fascination that this queen of gems exerts on women, so there’s no more beautiful reason to adorn a lady’s watch with 72 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing more than half a carat (circa 0.526 ct). These gemstones sparkle with a radiance that will bring a similarly bright gleam into the eyes of the lady who owns them. The incandescent twinkle of the diamonds gorgeously contrasts with the softly nacreous shimmer of the white mother-of-pearl dial and sub-dial for the seconds with its red-gold-plated appliqués and hands. The seconds display is further embellished with an engraving of Montblanc’s emblem. The result is a subtle light show that presents a new staging with each successive motion of its wearer’s wrist. The theater for this show is a classically elegant, very slim, circular case made of 18 ct red gold: with a diameter of 34 millimeters and an un-ostentatious height of 8.9 millimeters, this case is perfectly dimensioned to achieve its fullest effects.
The Montblanc Star Classique Lady Automatic is an irresistible piece of jewelry for ladies who believe that inner values are as important as external beauty and timeless elegance.
Particularly strong emotions are evoked by wristwatches which not only combine craftsmanly perfection, traditional Swiss precision and timelessly classical aesthetics, but also convey a romantic message. Such timepieces are available as lady’s and gent’s models that are identical in appearance and differ only in their dimensions. A perfect example of this category is the new Montblanc Star Classique Steel-Gold Automatic, which will be available in diameters of 34 and 39 millimeters, each of which encases a mechanical movement.
The new Montblanc Star Classique Steel-Gold is a high point in classical watch design and has the best prerequisites for becoming a veritable classic. With a round, very flat case and a
narrow bezel, it embodies understated simple elegance that outlasts ephemeral fashions. The color contrast between warm 18 ct red gold and cool stainless steel on the case and bracelet has been a classic for decades and has lost none of its appeal today. As the Star Classique Steel-Gold convincingly proves, this contrast not only creates an attractive aesthetic, but also has a functional aspect. The pale dial, which is white mother-of-pearl in the lady’s model and matte silvery grey for gents, matches the stainless steel tone-in-tone.
Montblanc Star Classique Watch Specifications
SKU: 107915 and 107916
Movement: MB 4810/408
Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism
No. of jewels: 27
Power reserve: approx. 42 hours
Frequency: 28’800 bph (4 Hz)
Indications: Hours, minutes, small second at the ‘6’
Case: Bi-color in stainless steel and 18 K red gold
Sapphire crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating
Case back: Stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal
Crown: 18 K red gold
– Lady: White mother-of-pearl dial with red gold-plated indexes and numerals, red gold-plated hands; small second at the ‘6’ with engraved Montblanc emblem
– Gent: Silver-grey dial with red gold-plated indexes and numerals, red gold-plated hands; small second at the ‘6’ with engraved Montblanc emblem
– Lady: Diameter 34 mm; Height 8.9 mm
– Gent: Diameter 39 mm; Height 8.9 mm
Water resistant: 3 bar / 30 m
Bracelet: Bi-color in stainless steel and 18 K red gold, triple-folding clasp
King Jewelers is an authorized dealer for Montblanc watches and writing instruments in Middle Tennessee and South Florida, as well as over forty luxury Swiss watch brands including Bell & Ross, Breguet, Breitling, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, DeWitt, Harry Winston, Hublot, IWC, Jaquet Droz, Roger Dubuis and TAG Heuer. King Jewelers is a member of the American Watch Guild and has been named a Leading Watch Retailer in North America by International Wristwatch Magazine. King Jewelers also offers expert watch repair and watch restoration at their retail locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN. For more information on Montblanc watches, please visit www.montblanc.com or take a look at our Montblanc page.