Introducing – Montblanc Star Roman Carpe Diem Special Editions (specs & price)

The Montblanc Star collection is certainly not widely coveted, at least less than the recent creations, like the Heritage Chronometrie collection or the high-end Villeret creations. In fact, this collection is older than its siblings but it’s not void of interest. It’s even a interesting choice for those looking for a traditional and classical design, with an elegance suitable for an everyday use. In order to bring this collection back under the spotlights, Montblanc presents three new models in the Montblanc Star Collection — the Montblanc Star Roman Quantième Complet Carpe Diem Special Edition, the Montblanc Star Roman Chronograph UTC Automatic Carpe Diem Special Edition and the Montblanc Star Roman Carpe Diem Small Second Special Edition.

The Montblanc Star Roman Collection is defined by its classical design and simple but reliable automatic movements. The refined and understated look is expressed by slim roundish polished stainless steel case with straight horns and distinctive step, which features the same three rings from the iconic Meisterstück fountain pen. The rounded shape of the overall design is also visible in the onion-shaped crowns with a precious resin insert depicting the Montblanc emblem.

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These Carpe Diem Special Editions feature distinctive dials with three-dimensional guilloché grain d’orge patterns in the centre of each model and red gold-plated Roman numerals. Running around the periphery of the dial, a black railway minute track is punctuated by Arabic numerals or five-minute markers. The leaf hands for the hours, minutes (and date or GMT, depending on the edition) are in plated red gold, while the second hand appears in a blue tone with Montblanc emblem at the extremity. The Montblanc Star Roman Carpe Diem Special Editions are all equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, with 3 options available: a full calendar with moon phase, a second time zone coupled with chronograph, or a simple small seconds.

Montblanc Star Roman Quantième Complet Carpe Diem Special Edition

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The first edition is a so-called complete calendar watch, the Montblanc Star Roman Quantième Complet Carpe Diem Special Edition. This watch shows a practical display of the both the date (via a central hand pointed a track on the periphery of the dial), the day of the week and the month (both in windows at 12). The time is classically displayed on the central axis (hours, minutes and seconds) and this display is balanced by a moon phase indication at 6 – the perfect layout for a full calendar watch. The Montblanc Star Roman Quantième Complet has a 42mm case in polished steel and is powered by the calibre MB 29.12, a self-winding movement with 42h of power reserve (visible through the caseback). It will be delivered with a black alligator strap with steel triple folding clasp. Price: 4,600 Euros.

Specifications of the Montblanc Star Roman Quantième Complet Carpe Diem Special Edition

  • Case: 42mm diameter – 12.17mm thickness – stainless steel – sapphire crystal on front and back – 30m water resistant
  • Movement: Calibre MB 29.12 – automatic – 42h power reserve – 28,800 vibrations/h – hours, minutes, second, date by hand, day of the week, month, moon phase
  • Strap: black alligator strap with steel triple folding clasp
  • Non-limited – 4,600 Euros – Reference 113691

Montblanc Star Roman Chronograph UTC Automatic Carpe Diem Special Edition

Montblanc Star Roman Chronograph UTC Automatic Carpe Diem Special Edition

The second edition is no less complex. Indeed, the Montblanc Star Roman Chronograph UTC Automatic Carpe Diem Special Edition combines a chronograph to an indication of a second time zone. By the mean of a hand place on the central axis, this watch will give you an indication of the time in another part of the globe while traveling (or it can be used as a 24h indication when home). The chronograph is classically displayed in a 6-9-12 display (note the nice guilloche detail in the sub-counter at 9, depicting the MB logo) and the date comes at 3. The steel case measures here 42mm. Behind the sapphire caseback ticks an automatic movement, with 46h power reserve.  It will be delivered with a black alligator strap with steel triple folding clasp. Price: 4,500 Euros.

Specifications of the Montblanc Star Roman Chronograph UTC Automatic Carpe Diem Special Edition

  • Case: 42mm diameter – 14.7mm thickness – stainless steel – sapphire crystal on front and back – 30m water resistant
  • Movement: Calibre MB 25.03 – automatic – 46h power reserve – 28,800 vibrations/h – hours, minutes, second, chronograph, second time zone
  • Strap: black alligator strap with steel triple folding clasp
  • Non-limited – 4,500 Euros – Reference 113880

Montblanc Star Roman Small Second Carpe Diem Special Edition

Montblanc Star Roman Small Second Carpe Diem Special Edition

The latest version, the Montblanc Star Roman Small Second Carpe Diem Special Edition, is a simple and legible time and date watch. It features the hours and minutes on the central axis, a small second indication at 6 and a date, displayed classically in a window at 3 – so to say, the essence of a classical watch. The stainless case measures 39mm x 10.8mm – some very reasonable and elegant proportions – and the watch is powered by the Calibre MB 24.16, a self-winding movement with 38h of power reserve (visible through the caseback). It will be delivered with a black alligator strap with steel triple folding clasp. Price: 2,915 Euros.

Specifications of the Montblanc Star Roman Small Second Carpe Diem Special Edition

  • Case: 39mm diameter – 10.8mm thickness – stainless steel – sapphire crystal on front and back – 30m water resistant
  • Movement: Calibre MB 24.16 – automatic – 38h power reserve – 28,800 vibrations/h – hours, minutes, small second, date
  • Strap: black alligator strap with steel triple folding clasp
  • Non-limited – 2,915 Euros – Reference 113879

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