Montblanc Star Collection
Montblanc Star Roman Quantième Complet “Carpe Diem” Special Edition
“Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero”, Latin for “seize the day, putting as little trust as possible in the next” was the closing line of “Ode to Leuconae” by the ancient Roman poet Horace. What came before is past, what lies ahead is an uncertain future. The poet`s call to value each moment has held its significance through the centuries. It also inspired Montblanc to create the Carpe Diem Edition timepieces of the Montblanc Star Collection, which honour the precious transience of time with skilful craftsmanship.
To fully grasp each moment in time, this timepiece provides full calendar data. Named after the French watch-making terms “quantième” for calendar and “complet” to indicate the full function, its dial includes central hours, minutes and seconds, a central date by hand, windows for the day of the week and month at 12 o’clock as well as an elegant moon-phase display at 6 o’clock
The silvery-white dial shows the precious moment of here and now with classical elegance. The blued leaf-shaped and baton hands, the intricate guilloché engraving in the centre and the exploding star pattern on the moon-phase exude the timeless sophistication of fine Swiss watchmaking. The Roman numerals further underline the classical appeal and subtly allude to the ancient origin of the famous aphorism that gives the timepiece its name.
Montblanc Star Classique Date Automatique
Classical elegance and essential functionality characterise the refined timepieces of the Montblanc Star Collection. When the traditions of fine Swiss watchmaking and the unmistakeable sophistication of Montblanc come together, the result is a dress watch of timeless appeal.
While the silvery-white dial seems purist at first glance, a closer look reveals an intriguing flinqué guilloché pattern – a skilfully crafted semi-circular decoration that radiates from the centre of the dial. Reduced to the essentials, the indications are complete with the rectangular date window at 3 o’clock.
Precious red gold-plated, leaf-shaped and baton hands, red gold-plated Arabic numerals and extra-thin indexes communicate the understated elegance of the dial. With a height of only 8.9 mm, the round, 39 mm case made of stainless steel is exceptionally slim and is crowned by a bezel of 18 K red gold. Its narrow, vertically protruding horns are slightly curved to elegantly suit the wrist. With the sophistication of Montblanc evident throughout the timepiece, the maison’s emblem adorns the onion-shaped crown.