Montblanc Star Watches are famous for their elegant designs. The exquisite round case, perfect quality and traditional decoration techniques give the timeless beauty of the star series watches. The new star series dual moon phase display watch inherits the classic design elements of the star series, equipped with a high-quality automatic movement of the hour hand calendar display, and can display dual moon phases in the north and the south. This rare moon phase display function is driven by a special module. Montblanc applied it for the first time to this star watch, hence the name of the watch as a dual moon phase display watch.
The moon phase display has always been one of the most popular complication features for watch buyers, and gives the watch its unique poetic color. For thousands of years, people of all cultural backgrounds have held the unique emotion of the brightest object in the night.
However, most people don’t realize that when they are in the northern or southern hemisphere, they observe different phases of the moon. Of course, no matter where the observer is located, the changes in the phases of the moon follow the same phase and process: the transition between the full moon and the positive moon continues, and the positive moon observed by the observer in the southern hemisphere mirrors the image observed in the northern hemisphere. . For example, in the northern hemisphere, observers will find Yingyue curved to the right at night, while in the southern hemisphere the observation is curved to the left. Clocks with a moon phase display usually show changes in moon phase profit and loss from the northern hemisphere viewing angle, because this function was invented by clock technicians located in the northern hemisphere, and most people live north of the equator.
Moon phases in northern and southern hemispheres
Compared with the traditional northern hemisphere moon phase display watch, the Montblanc Star Series dual moon phase display watch presents the dual moon phase display of the southern and northern hemispheres to the wearer from a more objective perspective. In the specially designed moon phase display window, not only the change of the moon phase profit and loss is displayed at the northern hemisphere angle, but also a pointer indicates the moon age information. This slender pointer uses an unconventional design and is located in the lower area of the moon phase window, which can also indicate the change of the moon phase at the angle of the southern hemisphere.
This unique moon phase display is presented in fine detail at 6 o’clock on the dial. The moon dial is marked on the edge of the sub-dial. The upper part of the dial shows the moon phase changes in the northern hemisphere angle through a uniquely shaped window. A round of golden moon moves slowly over a dark blue background, creating a beautiful change effect. The lower part of the sub dial is decorated with the Montblanc hexagonal white star logo pattern, and the hands show the moon phase transition of the southern hemisphere angle.
Finely crafted dial
The dial of the Montblanc Star Collection Dual Moon Phase Display is adorned with the traditional Newseau pattern in the fine watchmaking process, and the dual moon phase display sub-dial is decorated with Montblanc’s signature hexagonal white star pattern. Different styles of decoration create a clear dial display. Between 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock, the sub-dials with eccentric hands are designed. At 10 o’clock, the Montblanc brand logo and ‘Automatic’ are engraved to show the automatic mechanical movement of the watch. The uniquely designed calendar display has a special red decoration on the ’31’ scale, and the same color crescent-shaped calendar pointer end makes this feature unique. Black Arabic numerals, as one of the design elements of Montblanc Star Watches, form a sharp contrast with the silver-gray dial, and the combination of blue steel hands ensure the best reading clarity: the hour and minute hands are shaped like willow leaves The design is paired with a rod-shaped blue steel second hand decorated with a Montblanc hexagonal white star shape at the top, the month’s age is indicated by a slender straight-line hand, and the slender calendar hand is decorated with a red crescent shape at the end.
Metallic stainless steel case
The delicately decorated dial is presented in a polished stainless steel case. Montblanc Star Series Dual Moon Phase Display Watch is 42 mm in diameter and 12.70 mm thick. It adopts an arched sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflection treatment. The wearer can enjoy the high-quality Calibre MB4810 through the sapphire crystal glass on the screw-in case. / 913 automatic movement operation. This movement uses a special module only for this watch to display the dual moon phase function. Calibre MB4810 / 913 caliber with asymmetrical calendar display reaches 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz). If it is not worn for a long time, it can be manually wound by rotating the steel crown with the Montblanc brand logo . The calendar and moon phase display can be adjusted in days by two embedded buttons on the side of the case. The Montblanc Star Collection Dual Moon Phase Display watch features a large checkered crocodile leather strap with a solid steel triple folding clasp. This classic and sophisticated design watch will be officially launched in Montblanc boutiques and designated stores in autumn 2014.
Product Model: 110642
Movement: CalibreMB4810 / 913
Movement type: automatic mechanical movement; central hours, minutes, seconds display, moon phase display, pointer calendar display
Number of bearing gems: 27
Power reserve: about 42 hours
Frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat hairspring
Display: Central hour, minute, second display, dual moon phase display in the northern and southern hemispheres, 2 o’clock position pointer calendar
Case: Stainless steel, double-sided anti-reflective arched sapphire crystal
Waterproof and sealing performance: 30m / 3bar
Case dimensions: diameter 42.00 mm, thickness 12.17 mm
Crown: stainless steel with Montblanc hexagonal white star logo
Dial: silver dial, Montblanc logo motif, blue steel hands, black Arabic numerals
Strap: black alligator leather strap with triple folding stainless steel buckle
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