The timepiece includes a 44.8-mm case with curved completing on the sides. It’s powered by the Caliber MB R200 that has a column-wheel mechanism that controls the monopusher chronograph. The connection between the gear train and the chronograph’s brakes is engaged and disengaged through vertical coupling and is supposed to function without tear and wear. It averts the elapsed time disks from leaping when the chronograph is switched on.The motion has two barrels which save enough energy for 72 hours of power reserve. The timepiece is equipped with two rotating vertically-aligned discs for the monopusher chronograph’s 60-second and 30-minute counters which turns below a blued dual indicator. A second time zone is exhibited by a skeletonized hand on the off-centered dial.Click here to read about more recent watch releases out of Montblanc.For Montblanc, this year is all about the recently revamped TimeWalker collection. For a long time it’s been the best-selling family of watches for Montblanc Watches Nicolas Replica in the USA, but at SIHH we watched the entire line get a redesign from top to bottom. The new TimeWalker is motivated by classic automobile racing, with the design principles, colour schemes, and complications that go along with that theme. The consumer-friendly flagship is the TimeWalker Chronograph, also following is a hands-on appearance at Montblanc’s most important release of 2017. There are a couple brand new TimeWalkers, and some both more and less complicated than the chronograph, but we are going to focus tightly on what ought to be considered that the “base” TimeWalker. The aim of redesigning the TimeWalker is to create a truly compelling set of sport watches that can compete in the sub-$5,000 cost category alongside the likes of TAG Heuer and Tudor. By the second former Tudor creative manager Davide Cerrato took over at Montblanc, we knew big things were coming. We weren’t wrong.
Curated by Apple design guru Jony Ive and industrial design superstar Marc Newson, the (RED) auction was the brainchild of Bono, and intended to benefit The Global Fund. Most of the 43 lots on sale were unique or special items, individually selected by Ive and Newson. They including two timepieces from Jaeger-LeCoultre, which has previously collaborated with Newson in creating a series of Atmos clocks.
Amongst the most valuable items was the Marc Newson Atmos 561 clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre, which sold for US$425,000. Housed in clear Baccarat crystal shaped like a ice cube, the Newson Atmos was customised by Newson himself. The red accents and lettering made it distinct and unique from the regular, limited edition series.
And the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea alarm watch with a red dial sold for an equally astounding US$365,000. This wristwatch is actually the first in a series of three, hence numbered 01/03, with the other two owned by Ive and Newson.
Amongst the other top lots were US$1.93 million for a white and red Steinway grand piano, and US$1.81 million for a unique Leica M rangefinder.
And the solid rose gold Apple earbuds sold for US$461,000. Such prices are reflective of the power of the celebrities behind the auction, and hardly reflective of the brands themselves. The same JLC timepieces put in a watch-only auction would struggle to achieve a fraction of the rich results. That being said, (RED) was for a good cause. The rest of the results are available from Sotheby’s.
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