Montblanc is contributing a unique timepiece to the Only Watch 2021 auction — in support of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research — including two desirable additional perks.
The one-of-a-kind Montblanc watch is presented in a 43 mm diameter 18K yellow gold case, with a gold grain d’orge pattern guilloche-work dial and rotating horizontally aligned chronograph discs with a fixed double-pointer hand, inspired by the original chronograph device invented by Nicolas Rieussec in 1821.
For each Only Watch auction, which takes place biennially (every two years), a color theme is chosen, which for this ninth edition is orange. And so, 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.
Introducing the Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch 2021 Unique Piece, which will be auctioned as a single lot to the highest bidder. In addition to the watch, the lot also includes a wooden replica of Rieussec’s original ink-based chronograph.
The lucky winner will also receive an “exclusive immersive high watchmaking experience” which consists of a visit to the venerable Villeret manufacture which is situated in the picturesque Jura mountains. During the visit, the guest will be able to assemble a Montblanc caliber MB R200, which is the same movement used in this unique timepiece.
As a final touch, the personalized 18K yellow gold oscillating weight — and its guilloche grain d’orge pattern — will be assembled in the presence of the watch’s owner. The perimeter of the caseback will be engraved with “Only Watch Unique Piece” and the oscillating weight will be engraved with either “Only Watch 2021” or the owner’s name.
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