Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Horological TimeWriter Table Clock
The clock starts with.... the clock. It is made in cooperation of Munich based Erwin Sattler. The clock replicates the look of the now famous Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph watch collection. The dial combines the time, a chronograph, and two power reserve indicators. The clock is sort of like two clocks in one mechanically speaking. Both set of parts are in the same unit. As such, the table clock has two balance springs, two timing mechanisms, and two barrels to hold power. Why two? One is for telling the time, while the other is for the chronograph mechanism. The Horological TimeWriter has a 15 day power reserve and must be wound via the back of the clock.
The other electrically operated part of the clock (aside from the lights) is the crystal glass dome that raises and lowers with a special tap to the rear of the unit. It is quite a sight and apparently Montblanc has already sold out of all 19 pieces. Perhaps they will make a few more to gives more people a chance to have one? I would totally invest in a pedestal for display if I was able to get one of these! Price is (was) 98,000 euros.
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