Montblanc at Watches & Wonders – Galloping ahead


The Boheme – once the name of a pen, now destined to be associated with a raft of pretty timepieces – might have stolen some of the limelight at W & W, but it had stiff competition.

Standouts included a 90th anniversary Homage to Nicolas Rieussec Special edition chronograph (pictured above). Based on the watch that reveals a hidden circle of hour numerals in the dark, this version remembers the origins of the chronograph in timing a horse race, with a galloping steed motif that appears in black relief by day, luminous by night. (You’re looking at $14,000 to $40,000.)

Montblanc Metamorphosis II
Montblanc Metamorphosis II

Montblanc also presented version 2 of the clever Metamorphosis model whose curtain-like layers of dials change according to the function being activated. Measuring 52mm and costing $340,000, it’s unique.

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