Montblanc Viller 1858 Series Nautical Watch

The origin of today’s accurate timepieces is actually the ancient nautical clock; before the advent of satellite navigation technology, the crew must determine the position of the ship in the sea, including longitude and latitude. The only thing that depends on the extremely accurate nautical clock . Montblanc was inspired by this, and devoted itself to the development of a new generation of marine timepiece concepts, creating the ‘Régulateur Nautique Timepiece Set’ of the Villeret 1858 series. The set includes one Standard hands dual time zone chronograph, and a large standard hands navigation clock. Limited production of 16 sets, with 8 pieces of rose gold and platinum chronographs, sold in brand stores and designated dealers since June 2012.
Normative analogue chronograph
    This chronograph is full of nautical elements. It is available in a 38.3mm 18K white or rose gold case with anti-reflective crystal glass. The crown has a chronograph button set with the mother-of-pearl star logo. The solid gold dial is partially hollowed out, and the three-dimensional scales are distributed in layers. There are center-set minute hands, an independent hour dial at 12 o’clock, and an independent small second dial at 9 o’clock. Its layout is a tribute to the traditional large standard time pendulum clock. 2 o’clock is the day and night display of the original place of residence, 6 o’clock is the combined display of power reserve and winding prompts, and 3 o’clock is the 30-minute timer. At 12 o’clock, there are two time hour laps, where the hollowed-out hour hand indicates the local time, and the other hour hand below indicates the time of the place of origin (for example, the last departure port). When the main body of the watch is in its original place of residence, the two hour hands always overlap; when reaching the second time zone, as long as the button at the 10 o’clock position is pressed, the local time hand can be adjusted until the correct local time is indicated; 1 hour 24-hour day and night display, which can indicate the day and night time of the original place of residence.
    In terms of power, the watch is equipped with Calibre MB M16.30 chronograph movement, which is composed of 304 parts. It is equipped with a large-size screw balance with a Phillips end curve hairspring. Time to 1/5 second. Power reserve for 50 hours. Water resistant to 30 meters. Rose gold model with dark brown belt with rose gold pin buckle, white gold model with dark blue belt and white gold buckle.
Standard pointer marine clock
    Humankind’s history of sailing and exploring the angry sea has witnessed the development track of precision navigation clock technology. Montblanc has partnered with the well-known clock manufacturer Erwin Sattler to pair a standard analog marine chronograph with a marine clock that can be used on private yachts or on land for everyone to enjoy.
    The standard pointer navigation clock has a huge size and expensive materials. The nautical clock is 93 cm high, 56 cm in diameter, and weighs 120 kg. The base is made of granite, brass, aluminum and carbon fiber. The timepiece components are made of exquisite steel, brass and ruby. The granite base and micro-arc aluminum and carbon fiber pillars can make the marine clock no matter whether it is in a luxurious residence or a yacht. The cabin is stable like a rock; because the sailing clock is mounted on the universal joint suspension bracket in the nickel-plated brass frame, the sailing clock is always kept horizontal, whether on flat ground or on a ship, or even when the ship is bumping and tilting, and its arrow pointer It can indicate the inclination of the ship (scale from 0 to 27 degrees), with both aesthetic design strokes and practical reference for navigation functions.
    The dial of the marine clock and the dial layout of the marine chronograph are the same, but the size is much larger and can display three time zones: the departure port time at 9 o’clock (24-hour format), and the destination port time at 3 o’clock (24-hour format) While the local time is displayed by the standard dial main dial, with a central minute hand, an hour dial at 12 o’clock, and a small second hand next to it. Like the chronograph, the marine clock also has a power reserve and winding reminder combined display function, but it only needs to be wound once every 14 days. In addition, under the universal joint suspension bracket, there are scales of world time (24 time zone) and 24 port names, but it can only be viewed from one side. The sailing clock is also equipped with a blue LED lighting system, which can bathe the entire clock in a dazzling mysterious brilliance. At the same time, the watch owner can modify the original port name according to his own preferences, such as changing Geneva to Paris, replacing Hoboken, New Jersey, or New York, or Osaka, replacing Tokyo, so that the limited edition set can be turned into a unique private collection .