Thursday, November 5, 2015

Montblanc Star Classique Date Automatic (With Flinqué Guilloché Dials)

Montblanc enhances its Star Classique Date Automatic line with two new models featuring exquisite flinqué guilloché dials.

First unveiled in 2012, Montblanc’s Star Classique Date Automatic collection combines the very best of Montblanc’s pure and refined watchmaking aesthetic with the essential in horological functions—hours, minutes, seconds and a date. This year, the Maison welcomes two new models—in steel or two-tone steel and rose gold—endowed with traditional flinqué guilloché dials, bringing one of the most appreciated and respected decorative arts to the collection.
Montblanc has adorned a number of its collections with guilloché designs, such as the Villeret Metamorphosis II with its Clous de Paris decoration, and the Star 4810 collection with its exclusive undulating star motif. For the latest additions to the Star Classique Date Automatic collection, the Swiss watchmaker has created silver-coloured flinqué guilloché dials with wavy patterns that radiate out from the centre of the dial. This mesmerising rippled effect is accentuated by the slimmest case in Montblanc’s collection and a narrow bezel that opens the dial up for maximum effect. True to the style of traditional Swiss timekeeping, the dial features elegant red gold plated hands and a date at three o’clock, providing excellent readability at a simple glance.
The indexes and Arabic numerals are slightly thinner and smaller in these two new models for a more elegant look that better complements the flinqué guilloche dial. With its slightly curved lugs that follow the contour of the wrist, the Star Classique Date Automatic collection is not only graceful on the wrist, but is also extremely comfortable too.Powered by Montblanc’s calibre MB 4810/408, the Montblanc Star Classique Date Automatic ensures the utmost in timekeeping precision and reliability. Finished to the finest standards of Swiss watchmaking tradition, the movement is on full view through a sapphire crystal case back on the back of the watch.

Both versions are 39mm in size and will be available in boutiques from October 2015.

Technical details
Montblanc Star Classique Date Automatic
Ident. 113824

Calibre MB 24.09, Mechanical movement with automatic winding
Number of rubies: 25
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat

Hours, minutes and small second from the centre
Date window at “3 o’clock

Stainless steel case with red gold bezel
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed and antireflective sapphire crystal
Back: Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Diameter = 39 mm
Height = 8.9 mm
Water tightness: 3 bar
Crown: Stainless steel with inlaid Montblanc emblem

Silvery-white guilloche dial, red gold-plated Arabic numerals and indexes, red gold-plated feuille hour-hand and minute-hand, red gold-plated baton second hand

Black alligator-skin with stainless steel pin buckle

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