Archive: July 4, 2018

Special Edition Pen

Montblanc Heritage Rouge et Noir

Special Edition Pen

In the very first days of our founding, we created something never before seen: the world’s most reliable safety fountain pen. We are thus celebrating the occasion of our 110th jubilee with a relaunch of this legendary first Rouge et Noir.

Fine details like the elegantly crafted serpent design faithfully recall the art nouveau style of the original.

Special Edition Fountain Pen Black

Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir
Special Edition Fountain Pen

Re-introducing a legendary icon of its founding days, Montblanc presents a special edition of this outstanding Fountain Pen. Black lacquer barrel and black precious resin cap, both in an art nouveau-inspired design. A stylised serpent stretches down from the clip, which is adorned with a vintage Montblanc emblem in coral and ivory. The hand-crafted Au585 gold nib bears a rhodium-coated serpent decoration.

When it was developed in 1906, the ‘Rouge et Noir’ fountain pen was considered an outstanding technical achievement, ensuring simple operation without the need for dipping the nib into an inkwell. The Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir celebrates the 110-year-old pioneering spirit of Montblanc. Reinterpreting the legendary writing instrument, it features a longer, slimmer silhouette and craftsmanship refined over generations. Snake Clip in vintage look with matching fittings. The clip is made by a stamping and winding process in a special alloy metal, and is aged by a unique galvanic and stripping process.

Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir
Special Edition Ballpoint Pen

Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir Special Edition Ballpoint Pen

Montblanc Heritage Collection
Rouge et Noir Special Edition Rollerball

Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir
Special Edition Rollerball

Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir Special Edition Coral Ballpoint Pen

Clip: Serpent clip in vintage look with two green spinels set as eyes of the serpent Barrel: Precious coral-colored lacquer Cap: Precious coral-colored resin with Montblanc emblem made of coral- and ivory-colored resin

Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir
Special Edition Coral Ballpoint Pen
Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir Special Edition Coral Rollerball

Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir Special Edition Coral Rollerball

Clip: Serpent clip in vintage look with two green spinels set as eyes of the serpent Barrel: Precious coral-colored lacquer Cap: Precious coral-colored resin with Montblanc emblem made of coral- and ivory-colored resin

Special Edition Coral Fountain Pen

An elegant tribute to one of Montblanc’s pioneering achievements in fine writing – the Rouge & Noir Fountain Pen comes in coral lacquer and resin, reminiscent of famous art nouveau design. The clip takes the shape of a serpent with eyes made of synthetic green gemstones wrapped around the black precious resin cap, which bears the historic Montblanc emblem. The hand-crafted Au585 gold nib shows a serpent’s head.

Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir
Special Edition Coral Fountain Pen

Rouge et Noir Tropic Brown Special Edition

Heritage Rouge & Noir Tropic Brown
Special Edition Ballpoint Pen

Ident Number: 116553  Ballpoint Pen
Montblanc ballpoint pen refills: Mystery Black, Pacific Blue, Nightfire Red, Fortune Green, Amethyst Purple, Barbados Blue

Heritage Rouge & Noir Tropic Brown
Special Edition Rollerball

Ident Number: 116552 Rollerball
Montblanc rollerball refills: Mystery Black, Pacific Blue, Nightfire Red, Fortune Green, Amethyst Purple, Barbados Blue, India Orange;
Montblanc fineliner refills: Mystery Black, Pacific Blue, Amethyst Purple, Barbados Blue

Heritage Rouge & Noir Tropic Brown
Special Edition Piston Fountain Pen

Ident Number: 116541 Piston Fountain Pen
Handcrafted Au585 / 14 K gold nib with serpent design  Montblanc ink: Mystery Black, Royal Blue, Midnight Blue, Burgundy Red, Lavender Purple, Oyster Gray, Toffee Brown, Irish Green, Corn Poppy Red

Rouge et Noir Limited Edition 1906

Crafted of the same material as Montblanc’s original Rouge & Noir around 1909, this Fountain Pen’s cap and body are made of black Ebonite – an especially hard rubber. The patina-finished clip in the shape of a serpent with eyes made of rubies coils around the cap, which is topped by a vintage Montblanc emblem in coral and ivory. The serpentine hallmark also embellishes the Fountain Pen’s hand-crafted Au750 gold nib.

Heritage Rouge et Noir Solitaire Serpent
Limited Edition 1906 Rollerball

Ident Number: 116555 Rollerball Montblanc rollerball refills: Mystery Black, Pacific Blue, Nightfire Red, Fortune Green, Chestnut Brown, Amethyst Purple, Barbados Blue; Montblanc fineliner refills: Mystery Black, Pacific Blue, Amethyst Purple, Barbados Blue

Heritage Rouge et Noir Solitaire Serpent
Limited Edition 1906 Fountain Pen

Ident Number: 116554 Piston Fountain Pen Handcrafted Au 750 / 18 K gold nib with serpent design (two-tone) Montblanc ink: Mystery Black, Royal Blue, Midnight Blue, Burgundy Red, Lavender Purple, Oyster Gray, Toffee Brown, Irish Green, Corn Poppy Red

Patek Philippe 5531R: Grand Complications

PATEK PHILIPPE

5531R – GRAND COMPLICATIONS

SELF-WINDING

At the first minute repeater that always strikes local time (a patented mechanism), the Reference 5531 World Time Minute Repeater innovatively unites two of Patek Philippe’s most emblematic complications. The micromechanical masterpiece is also remarkable for its exterior beauty. The rose-gold case is adorned with a hand-guiloched hobnail pattern and a dial center in cloisonné enamel depicting the Lavaux vineyards on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Machanical self-winding movement. Caliber R27 HU. Case and slide piece with hand-guilloched hobnail-patterned decoration. Skeletonized lugs. Dial: cloisonné enamel Center, Lavaux landscape. 18K gold dial plate and 24-hour ring. Alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny chocolate brown, fold-over clasp. Rose Gold. Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back. Humidity and dust protected only (no water resistant.) Diameter: 40.2 mm. Height: 11.49 mm.

Caliber Front

Caliber: R27 HU Self-Winding

Minute repeater with classic gongs. Local time strike. World Time. 24-hour and day/night indication for the 24 time zones. Diameter: 32 mm. Height: 8.5 mm. Number of parts: 462. Jewels: 45. Power reserve: Min. 43 hours – max. 48 hours. 22K gold minirotor, unidirectional winding. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.

Caliber Back

World Time Minute Repeater

Patek Philippe 5531 World Time Minute Repeater

Patek Philippe Seal

A world in which the exceptional becomes the rule

Patek Philippe stands for the high quality and dependability of its timepieces. In emphasizing its independence, the family-owned manufacture has always defined its own quality criteria, recognized by the entire watchmaking community as the strictest ever compiled. They define extremely rigorous standards with stringent inspection procedures that leave no room for compromise.

To enforce and sustainably safeguard compliance with the rules at every level, Patek Philippe created its own quality seal that applies to all of its mechanical timepieces regardless of their complexity. For the purpose of assuring the necessary degree of transparency, the Patek Philippe Seal relies on a number of carefully defined criteria that are committed in writing in detailed directives and supervised by an independent monitoring entity.

As the watch industry’s strictest set of directives, the Patek Philippe Seal applies to the finished watch in its totality – the movement, the case, and other exterior components (dials, hands, pushers, bracelets, clasps, etc.). It embraces the entire know-how and all other assets required to design, manufacture, and service exceptional timepieces. The directives also relate to the technology and aesthetics of the timepieces and the flawless integrity of all functions.

For movements, the Patek Philippe Seal specifies an extreme rate accuracy with a tolerance of no more than -3/+2 seconds per day. It imposes very strict requirements on the manual finissage of movement parts in keeping with the grand Genevan traditions. And it affirms the quality of the materials used, the perfection of the precious stones as well as the work of the gemsetters.

Moreover, it is the only quality seal for watches that also covers service for the entire lifetime of the watch and guarantees maintenance, repairs, and restoration of all watches crafted by the manufacture since 1839.

As a dynamic quality hallmark, the Patek Philippe Seal is open for future developments and technical progress with the potential of improving the functional integrity, rate accuracy, and reliability of timepieces. Therefore, it seamlessly complements the tradition of innovation DNA that has always been at the focus of the manufacture’s corporate philosophy.