Montblanc Star Quantième Complet


Montblanc Star Quantieme Complet-frontMontblanc added a new calendar watch, called the Quantième Complet, to its Star Collection of luxury timepieces at this year’s SIHH. As its name implies (Quantième is French for “calendar”), the watch functions as a “complete” or “full” calendar, more versatile than a basic one that displays only the date but not as complicated (nor as pricey) as a full-fledged perpetual calendar.

Described by the company as closing the gap between these extremes, the Montblanc Star Quantième Complet displays the date, day of the week, month and moon-phase in addition to the current time. The date is indicated by a center-mounted hand that ends in a  little red crescent and sweeps along a wreath of 31 digits around the dial’s periphery. The day of the week and the month appear in two windows arranged horizontally below the 12 o’clock position. The moon-phase display is located in the lower half of the dial, above the 6 o’clock position.

The dial strives for classical elegance, with a guilloché motif in the center, a Montblanc logo inscribed in black on a cartouche at 12 o’clock, and hours indicated by black Roman numerals. Between the wreath of hour numerals and the outer ring of 31 days is a 60-minute ring with a segmented scale. The hands are in blued steel — feuille-shaped hands to indicate the hours and minutes and a slender, straight hand with a skeletonized counterweight, shaped like Montblanc’s distinctive star emblem, for the seconds. (Click on photos for larger images.)

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The watch has a round, 42-mm-diameter case made of rose gold.  The sapphire crystal over the dial is slightly domed and has a nonreflective treatment on both sides. There is also a sapphire window in the screwed caseback, offering a view of the movement, automatic Caliber MB 4810/912, which controls the timekeeping and calendar functions. For manual winding, the watch has a fluted, easy-to-grip rose-gold crown, topped by the Montblanc star emblem in mother-of-pearl. Buttons built into the flank of the case, which are operated by a corrector tool that comes with the watch, set the date, day, month, and moon-phase displays. The strap is in brown alligator leather and has a pronged buckle made of rose gold.

The Star Quantième Complet, which Montblanc says will be on sale starting in August, will also be available with a stainless steel case. Prices are $18,000 for rose gold and $5,100 for steel.

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Technical characteristics:

Movement: Caliber MB 4810/912, automatic; 25 jewels; frequency = 28,800 vph; power reserve = 42 hours; flat hairspring;

Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds on center dial; hand-type date display; day and month indication; moon-phase display

Case and strap: 18k rose gold, diameter = 42 mm, height = 12.17 mm, domed sapphire crystal with double nonreflective coating, sapphire exhibition caseback affixed by six screws, 18k rose gold crown with mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem, water-resistant to 30 meters; on brown alligator-skin strap with 18k rose-gold pin buckle

Dial  and hands: White silver-colored dial with central guilloché pattern, black Roman numeral indices,  minute and date scale with black Arabic indices, blued steel feuille and baton hands

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2 Responses to “Montblanc Star Quantième Complet”

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  1. Debashish Das

    Though MB is famous for its writing instruments, they are making great watches nowadys!

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  2. ED BUTCHER

    Hi Mark,

    Do you know what movement is in the Montblanc Star GMT 1906 Anniversary watch? This was a COSC movement in limited edition watch which is no longer manufactured.

    Thank You,
    Ed Butcher

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