Influenced by British horse racing, it was the most popular sport France in the 19th century. Four games were held every day on the Champ de Mars, and the new bourgeois is crazy about the sport, as a result, they bet much money on the horses they liked. At that time, Nicolas Rieussec realized the importance of an accurate chronograph, and he invented it in 1821. Thus, Nicolas Rieussec became a influential figure in the watchmaking field. To pay homage to Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph, MontBlanc Star Nicolas Rieussec chronograph collection stated to be launched from 2008. Let’s focus on Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Watch U0102337.
Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph
As a royal clockmaker, Nicolas Rieussec invented the Monopusher Chronograph to be used for horse racing at first. When the starting gun goes off, ink-drop chronograph will start. It means that two enamel dials (60-second counter and 30-minute counter) start working. When horses arrive the final line, it’s OK to press the button. Then the pointer connecting an ink sac will point to the rotating disc because of pressure. Finally, the mark an ink drop leaves will tell the time. The invention by Nicolas Rieussec was honored as “Time Writer”, so the inventor created the word “chronograph” according to Greek words “chronos (time)” and “graphein (write)”. To 1822, the invention was patented by French Academy of Sciences, so Nicolas Rieussec is the World’s first patented inventor.
Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Watch U0102337
MontBlanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Watch U0102337 is a new interpretation for Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph invented in 1821. MontBlanc Star Nicolas Rieussec collection has been loyal to the original edition since it started to be in production in 2018. The difference from common chronograph wristwatches is that the traditional central chronograph second hand. The collection features a 60-second rotary sub-dial at 8 O’clock and 30-minute sub-dial at 4 O’clock and eccentrical dial displaying dual tones. When two chronograph counters stop, the fixable pointers will tell the final numbers. It’s the reason why Mont Blanc Nicolas Rieussec is so popular and distinctive.
For reference U0102337, mirror-polished case, 43mm, comes with black crocodile skin bracelet. It’s a pity that the bracelet cannot be comparable to case, dial and movement, because its comfort level is less perfect. Well-polished case and lugs show modern ans stylish designs. The iconic design for the dial continues with the collection. The single timekeeping button bears three purposes: start-pause-reset, and he position is convenient for the thumb in right hand. Reasonable layout and uniqueness of dial are impressive deeply. The eccentrical dial displaying home time and the second tone helps a lot for men that often go abroad. The aperture at 9 O’clock displays day/night for home time, and the aperture at 3 O’clock tells date for home time. The fluted crown laid with MontBlanc logo in mother-of-pearl shows brand image and influence power. Sapphire crystal makes users feel how MB R200 works. The self-winding mechanical movement with 40 jewels, at 8.46 thick, supplies reference U0102337 with approx 72-hour power reserve.