Montblanc – Star Roman Collection “Special Edition”16 June 2016
Inspired by the famous phrases CARPE DIEM by the ancient poet Horace, Montblanc presents the Star Roman Collection, a special edition that reminding people to enjoy the present and not waste time dreaming of what the future holds. The Star Roman “Carpe Diem” distinguishes itself by its traditional and classical design elements that reflect Montblanc’s design DNA while the mechanical movement with automatic winding inside the timepieces upholds the tradition of fine Swiss watchmaking.
The Montblanc Star Roman Collection consists of three exclusive models:
Star Roman Quantième Complet “Carpe Diem” Special Edition
Quantième Complet is the French term for full calendar and indicates the days of the week, the date, the months, the hours, minutes and seconds, as well as the phases of the moon. Presented on a silvery-white guilloché dial with classic red gold-plated Roman numerals, the days of the week and the months are displayed side by side in two windows below the Montblanc inscription, while the date is indicated via a central red gold-plated hand that follows a scale of one to 31 on the periphery of the dial. The phases of the moon are revealed in a subdial at six o’clock with a brilliant gold moon set against a deep blue night sky enhanced by an exploding star pattern.
The Montblanc Star Roman Quantième Complet “Carpe Diem” Special Edition is powered by the automatic movement calibre MB 29.12 with a 42-hour power reserve. The timepiece is available in a 42 mm stainless steel case with a total height of 12.17 mm and is fitted with a black alligator strap and a stainless steel triple-folding clasp.
Star Roman Chronograph UTC Automatic “Carpe Diem” Special Edition
What better way to appreciate time than with a chronograph that marks elapsed time on demand. The preciousness of each second is displayed on an elegant silvery-white guilloché dial with classic red gold-plated Roman numerals and red gold-plated hands. Two large subdials record the elapsed time on a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, and a 12-hour counter at six o’clock, while a central blue chronograph hand indicates the seconds. This blue hand features a Montblanc emblem at its base, acting as a counterweight. Other features on the dial include a smaller subdial at nine o’clock for the running seconds, a date in a trapezoidal window at three o’clock, and a red gold-plated hand with its red arrowhead which marks a second time zone on a 24-hour scale around the outside of the dial.
Housed in a 42 mm stainless steel case, the Montblanc Star Roman Chronograph UTC Automatic “Carpe Diem” Special Edition is equipped with the automatic movement calibre MB 25.03 with a 46-hour power reserve. The timepiece is fitted with a black alligator strap and stainless steel folding clasp.
Star Roman Small Second “Carpe Diem” Special Edition
Pure and classic aesthetics are at the heart of the new Montblanc Star Roman Small Second “Carpe Diem” Special Edition with its silvery-white dial and three-dimensional guilloché “grain d’orge” centre. Red-gold plated accents hark back to traditional dials from the past with red gold-plated Roman numerals and leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, reinforcing Montblanc’s heritage of fine watchmaking. The Carpe Diem motto is brought to our attention via the beauty of a blue baton hand, with a Montblanc emblem at its extremity, which ticks away the seconds of the present moment. The precise automatic movement calibre MB 24.16 powers the hours, minutes, seconds, as well as a date in a trapezoidal-shape window at three o’clock. The timepiece comes in a 39 mm stainless steel case with matching buckle and a classic black alligator strap.