MONTBLANC | HOMAGE TO NICOLAS RIUSSEC II, REFERENCE MBR 200, A LIMITED EDITION STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME ZONE SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND DAY AND NIGHT INDICATION, CIRCA 2015
HOMAGE TO NICOLAS RIUSSEC II, REFERENCE MBR 200
A LIMITED EDITION STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME ZONE SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND DAY AND NIGHT INDICATION, CIRCA 2015
Dial: off white
Calibre: cal. MB R200 automatic, 40 jewels
Movement number: 121’599
Case: stainless steel, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws
Case number: BBNC3LR and limited edition 320/565
Closure: black Mont Blanc alligator strap and stainless steel folding clasp
Size: 43 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Mont Blanc Quality Certificate, instruction manual, additional black alligator strap and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function is working properly. The watch and folding clasp is in like new overall condition. Overall this watch is a unique styled chronograph wristwatch that is very appealing.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
One of the most highly anticipated models to have released during the 2014 SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), the Mont Blanc’s Nicolas Riussec II is an extremely distinctive and clever watch. Not only does the watch include many practical complications such as dual time zone, day and night indication and date, its most remarkable complication would be the single button chronograph regulated by the use of a column wheel and vertical clutch that can provide greater accuracy and durability.
Inspired by the 1821 Rieussec time-writer, Montblanc has also incorporated an
unconventional rotating subsidiary disk for its 30 minutes and 60 seconds register to display its chronograph. By combining traditional watchmaking craftsmanship with advanced technical research, Nicolas Riussex II is a remarkable watch for its value.