The Montblanc Horloge de Marine Nautical Regulator
They come in two options. Out of the 16 packages, 8 will contain gold wristwatch chronographs, in fine, white boxes, and the other 8 will include red gold wristwatch chronographs. The main pieces, the nautical regulators, boast impressive sizes, being 93 cm tall, measuring 56 cm in diameter and weighing at around 120 kilograms. Quite sturdy, aren’t they?
Adding more exquisiteness to the set, they sit on a granite, aluminum, carbon fiber and solid brass base. These make sure the clock has a sturdy base to rely on, with no importance regarding the positioning, location or the yacht’s tilt. This final aspect is indicated by an arrow that points downwards, up to 27 degrees – making it extremely easy to appreciate the layout of the yacht.
The timekeeper was made using brass, steel and ruby, in strong relation with the art of the watchmaker and from the finest materials possible. The main dial, hidden underneath the domed crystal, is a patterned gadget, being able to even show up to three different time zones.
To be more precise, we’ve understood that the departure time off the harbor is indicated on a 24-hour format subdial at the 9 o’clock position, the current local time is shown by the dial hand, in classic fashion, including a large regulator minute-hand from the center plus a subdial that shows the hours, placed at the 12 o’clock position, and, finally, the exact time of the destination point reveals itself at the 3 o’clock position, on a different 24-hour subdial.
There’s also a miniature seconds dial, coming usefully. Additionally, the regulator also includes a day/night indicator, a GMT display and power reserve indicator. The lighting of the timepiece is done via a blue LED system, bathing the whole mechanism in mystery and splendor. Technically, it works thanks to a spring that semi-oscillates for 18,000 times per hour, similar to a regular 2.5 Hz mechanism. The spring and balance are beautifully displayed through an opening in the main dial, at the 1 o’clock position.
It can continuously work for as much as 15 days, or 360 hours. The regulator uses a Swiss manual-wind Montblanc in-house caliber movement, which comprises 13 fine jewels. We have no clue regarding the price of the Montblanc Horloge de Marine Nautical Regulator, but we were assured the packages will start being available in Montblanc boutiques and jewelers during June 2012.