Montblanc Star Classique Automatic is an incredible example of haute horology. This timepiece is designed as the perfect example of flawless craftsmanship, elegant aesthetics and intricate mechanism. It is a watch destined for greatness, one that is meant for those stylish men who adore complementing their charming personality with a stunningly refined timepiece.
Montblanc is a very famous brand that produces much more than just watches. In its Hamburg atelier it also creates writing instruments, lighters, wallets and sunglasses. Still, all its timepieces are Swiss made at their core and reminiscent for the prestige and exquisite design of luxury timepieces.
The distinctive detail of Montblanc Star watches is represented by the impressive complications of their aesthetics and automated movement. These models offer a surprising array of functions and their construction is an innovative synthesis of materials that blend in a wonderful harmony.
The Montblanc Star Classique Automatic is a very elegant and simply designed timepiece that confirms the saying “less is more”. This simplistic dial gets your attention right from the first moment. In this case, the absence of complexity is stunning. The watch is uniquely beautiful without overdoing it. It does not have a gem-set bezel, no enameling and certainly no complications. It is the type of watch that is attractive for those who want to look classy, successful and sophisticated.
This slim, elegant timeless classic comes with a silver color dial that features gold-plated applied numerals and indexes. The watch is nicely complemented by Arabic numerals in Italic font that are located at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The other hour markers are represented by plain lines colored in gold.
Above the 6 o’clock position there is a small dial that features the Montblanc logo, the snow-capped mountain that borrows its name to this very successful luxury brand. The small gold colored hand is shaped as a prolonged oval leaf that sweeps around the magnificent crafted chronograph. Below the 6 o’clock hour marker there is the “Swiss Made” marking that confirms the superior quality of the inside mechanism.
Right under the 12 o’clock hour marker there is the name of the brand in black color with every individual letter applied on the surface of the dial. And right below the “MONTBLANC” name there is the word “AUTOMATIC” that reminds to its viewer that this is a self-winding movement timepiece.
The case of the Montblanc Star Classique Automatic measures 39 mm in diameter. These days it is considered a medium size watch, but many years ago it would have been included in the large watches category. Montblanc decided to stick to medium sized timepieces as these enhance the classical look of a dress watch.
The crystal of the Montblanc Star Classique Automatic is a little bit cambered while the bezel is slightly slender. This magnificent duo manages to exquisitely frame the dial of the watch. Furthermore the lugs are considerably short and these imitate an arch that gets the strap closer to the case. The lower and upper flanks of the case meet with the strap at its center.
The winding crown of the Montblanc Star is knurled and is adorned with a black & white Montblanc logo that looks very beautiful and sleek. The overall design of the crown matches the case superbly due to its modest height. Measuring 8.9 mm in height, this is surely not the thinnest watch on the market, but it surely manages to impress with its understated elegant appearance.
On the back of the Montblanc Star Classique Automatic there is a scratch resistant sapphire crystal that allows us to take a look at the magnificent inside automatic mechanism which is actually a MBL 4810/408 caliber. This is a high grade self-winding movement that drives impeccably three hands. Even though this mechanism has 27 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours, it does not try to be a complicated, intricate caliber. It prefers to impress with classical mechanical performances.
The Montblanc Star Classique Automatic is an amazingly ingenuous watch that offers a very classy outside and an exquisitely crafted inside mechanism. Its minimalistic design suggests an understated beauty defined by tasteful shapes and elegant details. This luxury automatic movement watch doesn’t need any complications to fascinate. Its classical appearance, the competitive price and its outstanding accuracy recommend it for modern men with a pronounced taste for refined designer timepieces.