Montblanc’s Latest Watch Traces Back to a Chronograph from 1825

With its penchant for pens and watches already acclaimed, the German design house Montblanc marries its two passions with a new timepiece, the Homage to Nicolas Rieussec II—a tribute to the credited inventor of the ink-trace chronograph. After the French watchmaker’s first instrument proved so effective at accurately recording the close finishes at the Arrondissement de la Seine horse race in Paris in 1821, he improved upon it with a second iteration in 1825. The latter model (which Montblanc now honors) …

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