Montblanc and VC&A for Only Watch 2011

Montblanc’s contribution to Only Watch is a unique Vintage Pulsographe from the Villeret 1858 in rose gold with white Grand Feu enamel dial. Ordinarily the rose gold Pulsographe has a black enamel dial – the white looks much better. The movement inside is extremely classical in both construction and finishing (it is essentially a Minerva ebauche designed 50 years ago).

Van Cleef & Arpels has created a unique double retrograde inspired by Jules Verne, in keeping with the theme for the 2011 collection from the brand. This is mechanically identical to the “Five Weeks in a Balloon” presented at SIHH 2011 with the double retrograde mechanism conceived by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.   But instead of the balloon this unique piece features a spaceship and star to indicate the time. Like the VC Dove watch, this VC&A is a showcase of the art of enamelling. – SJX

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