I had the opportunity to visit The Pierre Hotel this morning. The occasion? Montblanc invited members of the press to preview their new collections of fine jewelry, timepieces, and one very special new product (more on that in a later post).
I saw their Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Silicon Escapement—which was recently awarded to the winner of the Belmont Stakes. This luxurious timepiece is unique in that this new limited edition model encases a movement in which the lever and escape-wheel are made of silicon. This function is enclosed in an 18-karat red gold case measuring 43 mm, and boasts sapphire crystals above the dial and in the back. Outfitted with a brown alligator leather wristband, which is secured with a double-folding clasp made of the same 18-karat red gold as the encasement, this timepiece is an outstanding example of premium, luxury horology.
Also on display was the new line of Montblanc Star Decor pieces, a collection of sterling silver baubles for women. This range includes three long necklaces and three bracelets, all adorned with the Montblanc star and crafted with three different stones. Each star is carved into the center of a large, ornamental disk made from black onyx, milky quartz, or lavender jade. The chains of these fine pieces are made from entwined loops of sterling silver mesh. These unique jewels are perfect for day-to-night dressing.
For more information on these collections and more from Montblanc visit www.montblanc.com.