Watches

Works of such exquisite craftsmanship often require some special attention when it comes to maintaining their superior appearance and performance. Here you can find a selection of use and care tips that come directly from the craftsmen themselves. Should the information given here not meet your requirements, please contact one of the Montblanc Service Centres around the World.

Automatic help for function adjustment

Automatic help for function adjustment

The operations required for function adjustment are assisted by the automatic display of arrows on the dial; e.g., to change the alarm time, the length of the timer or the choice of a second time zone, etc. These arrows indicate which button should be pressed, if the crown should be turned, or even if a setting error causes a “NO OPERATION” message to appear.

- Press button A briefly
- Press and hold button A
- Turn the crown up or down
- Press button B briefly

The operation which you have just carried out has no effect on the function (“NO OPERATION”).

Calendar alarm

Selecting the calendar alarm function

The calendar-alarm function (AG) is selected by briefly pressing button B when the alarm function (AL) is displayed, by turning the crown to position 1. This allows This displays the calendar alarm stored and allows programming of a different alarm. The digital display located at the bottom of the dial alternately indicates the day, month and year and the hours, minutes and “ON/OFF” display. To test the alarm sound: press and hold button B.


Setting the calendar alarm function

Pull the crown to position 2. Briefly press button B to select and flash the figures of the hours, minutes, date, month and year successively. The new date is set by turning the crown and confirmed by briefly pressing button B. The new date for the diary alarm (AG) is confirmed by pushing the crown back to position 1 and confirmed by the appearance of the “ON” message.

In the example opposite, the calendar-alarm will be programmed to 29/01/99 at 12:00. Push the crown back to position 1: the alarm is automatically switched (ON)*.
* The calendar alarm will only be switched on if the date you have
programmed is a date in the future.
* There will be no ON display if the date you have entered is in the past.
Pressing and holding button A activates (ON) or deactivates (OFF) the calendar alarm.

Chronograph functions

Chronograph functions

Select the chronograph (CHR) function by turning the crown.


Measuring a single time or adding several times with automatic subtraction of intermediate stops (Add)

- START timing by briefly pressing button A.
- STOP timing by briefly pressing button A.
- Reading the measurement: the 2 figures positioned to the right of the letters show the number of hundredths of a second.

Example of reading a time: 00:01:59 Add’ 36 shows that the event timed has lasted for 0 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds and 36 hundredths of a second.


Measuring a single time or adding several times with automatic subtraction of intermediate stops (Add)

- Reset the chronograph by pressing button B briefly.
- Add mode allows several timings to be added while automatically subtracting the duration of intermediate events by pressing Start-Stop-Start-Stop, etc.
- Total reading time – resetting.

E.g.: Total duration of journey from town A to town D with subtraction of stops in towns B and C.


Measuring the total time with intermediate time reading (SPLIT or fly-back hand)

This function allows, for example, the total duration of a race and the individual time taken by each individual runner to be measured.

- START timing by briefly pressing button A.
- SPLIT X timing by briefly pressing button B when runner X finishes. In the example opposite (SPL’), the time taken by runner X is 0 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds and 85 hundredths of a second.
- RESTART timing by briefly pressing button B. The chronograph flies back to the time passed since split X and continues measurement (CHR).
- SPLIT Y timing by briefly pressing button B at the finish of runner Y (SPL’)
- RESTART timing by briefly pressing button B. The chronograph flies back to the time passed since Split Y and continues timing (CHR).
- STOP Z by briefly pressing button A. Reading time of last runner Z and the total race time: 0 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds and 56 hundredths of a second (Add’).
- Reset by briefly pressing button B (CHR).


Displaying a chronometer time exceeding 24 hours (possible duration up to 99 days)

The timing for a chronometer duration of up to 24 hours is displayed in hours, minutes and seconds and hundredths of a second. For any time exceeding 24 hours, the result is displayed in days (instead of hundredths of a second, max. 99 days), hours (max. 23 hours), minutes (max. 59 minutes) and seconds (max. 59 seconds).

Dial lighting

Dial lighting

Pressing the crown (0) briefly will light up the dial for approx. 6 seconds in each function. All the hands stop momentarily. The exact time is reset automatically at the end of lighting. It has no effect on the function (“NO OPERATION”).

Energy-saving mode

Energy-saving mode

It is possible to set the watch to energy-saving mode if you do not intend to use it for several days. In this mode, power consumption is reduced to conserve energy in the battery.
Select "display neutral position" by turning the crown, then pull it out to position 2.
Synchronisation mode is activated.

Energy-saving mode will be activated by pressing and holding button A until the “BAT” (battery) message disappears. To reactivate normal operation, simply push the crown back to position 1. The time which has elapsed since the hands stopped is automatically regained.

Functions and displays

Lightning (Lighting?) (Lightning=Blitz)

Dial lightning (Lighting?)

Lightning (Lighting?)


Hands and date only

- Analogue hour, minute and second display (hands)
- Digital display of date only


T1 – Digital local time and date

- Digital display of hours, minutes, seconds and date


T2 – Second time

Digital display of a second time:
- another time zone
- local time when travelling
- summer/winter time


Week number

Digital display of day, week number (may also be hidden), date, month and year.


AL – Daily alarm

Alarm time may be programmed in hours and minutes


AG – Diary alarm

Calendar alarm; digital display of diary alarm, showing the date, month, year, alternating with the hour, minutes and alarm activation.


CHR – Chronograph

Chronograph in hours, minutes, seconds, hundredths of a second up to 24 hours and in days, hours, minutes and seconds over 24 hours up to 99 days.


TM – Timer

Timer programmable in days, hours, minutes and seconds up to 99 days.


EOL –Battery end of life indicator

This indicator shows that the battery should be replaced imminently (within 2 weeks). The EOL is shown in neutral selection by the appearance of “EOL” or by other functions flashing when the crown is in neutral position.

Neutral display, with or without date

Neutral display, with or without date

Neutral display, selected by turning the crown, allows only the hands to appear; the digital date may be displayed or hidden.
The date display may be activated or deactivated in this mode by pressing button A briefly.

Programming the TIMER duration

Programming the TIMER duration

The timer may be programmed from 1 second up to 99 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds.

- Select the timer (TM) function by turning the crown and then pulling it to position 2. The number of days flashes on the right of the display “TM” (TM 00 – 00:00:00 in the example shown opposite).
- Turn the crown forwards or backwards to choose the required duration in days and confirm by briefly pressing button B. The hour figures start to flash (TM 99 – 00:00:00 in the example shown opposite). (PUnkt fehlt)

- Turn the crown forwards or backwards to choose the required duration in hours (max. 23 hours) and confirm by briefly pressing button B. The minute figures begin to flash (TM 99 – 23:00:00 in the example shown opposite).
- Turn the crown forwards or backwards to choose the required duration in minutes (max. 59 minutes) and confirm by briefly pressing button B. The second figures begin to flash (TM 99 – 23:59:00 in the example shown opposite).
- Turn the crown forwards or backwards to choose the required duration in seconds (max. 59 seconds) and confirm by briefly pressing button B (TM 99 – 23:59:59 in the example shown opposite).
- Push the crown back to position 1 (TM 99 – 23:59:59 in the example shown opposite).

Quartz

A: Date

Crown

1: Normal position
2: Position for setting date
3: Position for setting time. In this position the second hand ceases to move, allowing the exact time to be set.


Water Resistance

As stated on the back of the case, all Montblanc watches are water resistant to 30 m; the Sports Collection is water resistant to 200 m. After contact with salt water, it is recommended to clean the case carefully using freshwater and a soft cloth. Watches should be tested for water resistance every two years, or when the battery is changed, by an authorised Montblanc Service Center.

Setting a second time zone (or local time, summer/winter time)

Setting a second time zone (or local time, summer/winter time)

In “normal time” (T1) display, select the second time zone (T2) function by briefly pressing button B then pulling the crown to position 2.


Selecting the 24 hour or AM/PM mode

The time of the second time zone (T2) may be changed to display in the 24 hour or AM/PM mode by briefly pressing button A.


Setting the digital hours, minutes and seconds

The hours and minutes are set by turning the crown. Briefly press button B to confirm setting of the T2 hour, then adjust the T2 minutes and confirm again. Briefly press button B again to set the date for the second time zone chosen.


Date of the second time zone option

If you wish, you may set the date of the second time zone with a variation of ± 1 day to local time (T1).
E.g.: If the date in the local time is the 25th, the date of the second time zone is either the 24th or 26th (maximum difference between two time zones is one day).


Setting the date of the second time zone

After you have pressed button B a third time as described in 4., you may set the date of the second time zone by turning the crown. The “NO OPERATION” message shows that it is not possible to adjust the date by more than ± 1 day.
Push the crown back to position 1 after adjustment.

Settings

Settings

The various functions are selected by turning the crown. There are three axial positions:

- pushed in (Pos. 0)
- neutral (Pos. 1)
- pulled out (Pos. 2)

In neutral position, you can select various functions by rotating the crown. The crown may be turned in both directions. In the pulled out position, function data may be adjusted by turning the crown.

In addition to the crown, the watch has two buttons, A and B; the action
of which depends on the function selected. Depending on the action required, choose either:

- brief press
or
- long press (1 to 2 seconds)

Setting the alarm

Setting the alarm

Select the alarm function (AL) by turning the crown and pressing and holding button A. The letters “ON” will appear on the dial and a “beep” will be heard.


Alarm sound

At the chosen alarm time, a first alarm will sound. After 10 seconds, the alarm will sound intermittently for 50 seconds and then stop automatically.


Stopping the alarm

The alarm may be stopped at any moment by pressing either of the buttons or the crown.


Testing the alarm sound (applicable to all alarms)

When the alarm (AL) function is selected, the alarm sound may be tested by pressing and holding button B. The same test may be used for “Timer” and “Diary” alarms.


Setting the alarm time

The hours and minutes of the alarm can be set. First select the alarm function (AL) by turning the crown and then pulling it to position 2.
Briefly press button B, thus selecting the figures for the hours and minutes successively. Turn the crown to set the hours and then the minutes.
Push the crown back to position 1 after carrying out all the adjustments. The alarm is activated automatically and “ON” if its values have been modified since the last setting. “OFF” display: alarm is deactivated.(refer to 5.1, to reactivate)

Setting the date, month and year

Setting the date, month and year

The date (D), month (M) and year are changed by rotating the crown. The day of the week is automatically selected according to the date. Press button B briefly to confirm date setting (D), then confirm the month (M) and year.


Choosing and setting one of the four languages for day name display

Select one of four languages available for the day display by pressing and holding button A. Turn the crown (in position 2) to display the name of the day in:
(F) French (kein comma)
(E) English
(D) German
(S) Spanish
All date settings as described in 3.1 to 3.3 are confirmed by pushing the crown back to position 1.


Deactivating the week number

The week number display is deactivated by pressing button A briefly (crown in position 1). It will reappear after another function is selected by turning the crown. Repeat if necessary.

Setting the full date

Setting the full date

Select the full date function by turning the crown, then pull it to
position 2.

- Day of the week
- Month
- Date Year
- Week number


Setting Day/Month (D-M) or Month/Day (M-D)

Briefly press button A to select date display mode:

- Day (D)/Month (M)
or
- Month (M)/Day (D)

Setting the time (T1)

Neutral display, with or without date

Neutral display, selected by turning the crown, allows only the hands to appear; the digital date may be displayed or hidden.
The date display may be activated or deactivated in this mode by pressing button A briefly.

Synchronising the hand and digital time

Synchronising the hand and digital time

The time shown by the hands and the digital time should be in perfect synchronisation. Any possible loss of synchronisation between the two (battery change, violent impact) will require the hands to be adjusted to match the digital time displayed.

Select the neutral display position by turning the crown, then pull it to position 2. The letter “R” will be displayed.
Press the B button briefly; the hour, minute and second figures are selected and will flash successively.
The hands are successively synchronised by turning the crown.

Using the Timer

Using the Timer

- Briefly press button A to start the timer.
- Pressing button A a second time will stop the timer without resetting it.
- Pressing button A a third time will start the timer again without resetting it.
- The Timer may be reset after it has been stopped by pressing button B.ut has no effect on the function (“NO OPERATION”)

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