Insider: Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph. Nice and Well Crafted Like the Pens.

Watchlifestylers know that the Montblanc name is synonym of top quality and finely crafted writing instruments. Montblanc, along with other names like Montegrappa, Caran d'Ache, Cartier, Dunhill and S.T. Dupont, makes the list of the finest pen makers. 

Now, when it comes to watches, sometimes it is hard for us watchlifestylers to admit that Montblanc puts the same relentless effort and care into creating refined timepieces and sophisticated complications as it does with pens; however, the Montblanc ref. 102337 Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph is a perfect example of refined watchmaking in a well crafted and beautiful watch. This is an ingenious way of honoring the French watchmaker Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec. 

The Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph comes with a highly polished stainless steel case measuring 43 mm wide, an anti-reflective double coated sapphire crystal and the automatic Montblanc Calibre MB R200 with 40 jewels and a power-reserve of approximately 72 hours.

This monopusher chronograph features a matte anthracite colored dial with an applique hour circle with black Arabic numerals, date display, second time zone hand with day/night display at 9 o'clock, rotating chronograph registers at 5 and 7 —seconds and 30-minute respectively— and a 'Côtes de Genève' pattern on the lower part.

The chronograph is activated, stopped and reset by one single pusher located at 7 o'clock. Once the pusher is activated, the rotating disc at 7 o'clock starts to move indicating the seconds, while the 30-minute rotating disc at 5 keeps track of the minutes. Both registers feature anodized blue hands and black track numbers.


The second timezone function on this watch is controlled via an independent hour-hand and a 24-hour anodized blue hollow hand. The date is set by advancing the independent hour-hand. The watch features a pull-out crown that is not very easy to pull because of the design of the case.  The watch comes with a black alligator strap with a double-folding clasp.

The craftsmanship of this watch is superior and every detail on it has been meticulously taken care of from the rotor with the Montblanc star logo carved out to the 'Côtes de Genève' pattern on the lower part of the dial to the perfectly engraved case back.

This watch is not only beautiful but a true horological masterpiece honoring a great watchmaker.

If you want a watch to match that Montblanc Meisterstück LeGrand ballpoint pen you've been using since 1990, then you need to get your funds ready and get one of these beautiful watches.  

Sticker Price $10,700 USD. For more info click here.