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Press releaseAfter observing the evolution of Montblanc's Nicolas Rieussec chronographs, one might be tempted to conclude that time is a disc. Montblanc first used rotating discs to replace the hands on the chronograph's counters for sixty elapsed seconds and thirty elapsed minutes. A rotating disc was afterwards installed to indicate the hour in a second time zone. And now the Montblanc manufacture debuts its Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours, which relies on two discs, one atop the other, to show not only the twelve hours, but to also indicate whether each of the dozen is a daytime or night-time hour. Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours. Montblanc A difference like day and nightLike all Nicolas Rieussec models, this replica watch too has a slightly off-centre dial for the ordinary time of day. But instead of an hour-hand, there is a circular aperture at the "12" in which a disc bearing Arabic numerals for the twelve hours turns below a little triangular index. Aficionados will no doubt have seen similar digital hour displays on other timepieces in the past, but the Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours goes one decisive step farther: its hour numerals change colour depending on the time of day or night. The numerals are pale blue during night time hours and black during the day. At a glance, this interesting function assigns each hour to the day or night and makes it easier to properly set the date display so that the date changes correctly at midnight rather than mistakenly at midday. A New Montblanc manufacture calibre with a patented day/night mechanism This unusual time display is made possible by the new manufacture calibre MB R220, which boasts an elaborate patented mechanism consisting of two rotating discs positioned one atop the other. The Arabic numerals 1 to 12 are cut from the upper disc. This twelve-hour disc turns above the bicolour day/night disc, which is half pastel blue and half black so that a light or dark hue appears in the skeletonised numeral in the window depending on the time of day or night. The twelve-hour disc rotates continually, while the day/night disc turns in intervals and at variable speeds to produce the desired colour change (pale blue for the night, black for the day) in the cut-out numerals. This complex motion is controlled with the aid of a Maltese cross mechanism consisting of two cam-like wheels. One of these cams is mounted on the propelling staff of the day/night disc; the other is affixed to an extension of the hour-staff. This patented "Rising Hours" mechanism is particularly self-explanatory twice a day: at six o'clock each morning, the pierced digit "6" appears light blue on the left and black on the right to symbolize that night is ending and day is dawning; at six o'clock each evening, black daylight at the left yields to pastel blue night-time hours at the right. In addition to this double-disc mechanism, four other disc displays rotate in the Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours. The day of the week is shown in a window at the "9" and the date appears in an aperture at the "3". Naturally, the chronograph's function likewise relies on the same unmistakable concept, with one disc to count sixty elapsed seconds and another to tally up to thirty elapsed minutes. The technical basis of the calibre with integrated chronograph is largely identical with the movements in other Nicolas Rieussec models. This latest chronograph likewise has only one button, which is unconventionally but ergonomically positioned at "8 o'clock", where the wearer's thumb can conveniently operate it. In accord with tradition, this chronograph is controlled by a column-wheel which couples and uncouples in a very modern and low-wear manner via a vertical friction coupling. Also noteworthy are the innovative profiles on the gear-train's teeth, which optimize energy transfer while minimizing both wear and energy consumption. The rate is regulated by a massy 10-mm-diameter screw balance which oscillates very regularly thanks to its high moment of inertia (12 mgcm2) and its frequency of 28,000 A/h (4 Hz). The regularity of the rate is further enhanced by the double barrel, which amasses a 72-hour power reserve and maintains a very constant level of torque throughout a lengthy interval. A self-winding mechanism keeps the power reserve constantly high as long as the replica watch is worn. Montblanc Tradition and aesthetic The exterior of the Rising Hours unmistakably announces that this is a Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec timepiece and instantly shows that it is indeed an unusual one. Characteristic features include rotating discs under motionless pointers for the elapsed minutes and seconds, as well as a two-armed bridge at "6 o'clock" with bright red ruby bearings which makes the dial look as though it was smiling. This timekeeping microcosm is ensconced inside a classically round, 43-mm-diameter case made of 18 ct red gold with finely terraced horns. A brown alligator-leather strap with large reptilian scales is affixed between the horns. A triply folding clasp made of red gold closes and opens the strap. The fluted crown, which is likewise made of 18 ct red gold, bears a mother-of-pearl inlay shaped like Montblanc's emblem. The domed sapphire crystal above the dial is antireflective on both its surfaces. A second pane of sapphire is inserted into the screwed back to reveal the winding rotor, which is milled from solid red gold: the high specific gravity of this precious metal facilitates this component's work. The Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours chronograph is also available in 950 platinum and in stainless steel versions. The platinum variant is limited to 28 timepieces, each of which is affixed to a grey alligator-leather strap with a white gold folding clasp. The stainless steel version has a black alligator-leather strap with a folding clasp. Press releaseThe cooperation among Jaeger-LeCoultre and SIFF will final for three a long time, throughout which the two sides will do the job together to restore a variety of Chinese common films and support younger and popular Chinese movie directors. Jaeger-LeCoultre has long-established relations using the film field. Staying the formal husband or wife from the Venice Worldwide Film Festival for six yrs, Jaeger-LeCoultre shares the frequent devotion into the art heritage. The 2 sides satisfy each and every year to praise film and lifestyle, to extol heritage and time. In recent years, Jaeger-LeCoultre and also the Venice Worldwide Film Competition are already in close cooperation to help and promote the movie lifestyle.
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Throughout the opening ceremony of your 14th Shanghai Worldwide Film Festival on June eleven, 2011, the general public will witness a grand occasion with the galaxy of stars shining on the red carpet. As much as day, a lot more than fifty Chinese crews and around four hundred film stars have expressed their willingness to show up at this grand competition. American movie actors, including Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe and also other Hollywood stars will attend the opening ceremony with the pageant. More than a hundred foreign actors and directors will convey their movies to this global movie function. Jaeger-LeCoultre and SIFF will host a specific community auction attended by various Chinese and global famous people during the opening night time on June eleven, 2011. This celebration might help raise cash to revive the inheritance of Chinese film society and market Chinese film market. For this big day Jaeger-LeCoultre will put on auction a replica watch full of memorial significance. All filmmakers attending the auction can make an on-the-scene donation of special objects and souvenirs that relate on the films where they have been associated. SIFF is China's only A-category international film celebration regarded by International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). Inside the framework in their partnership, Jaeger-LeCoultre and SIFF can even established up a number of movie exhibitions "the Entire world Cruise of Jaeger-LeCoultre's Rehabilitation of Chinese Typical Films" using the gala celebration being held at SIFF in 2014. Each companions are keen to maintain alive the inventive enthusiasm and artistic spirit. "Jaeger-LeCoultre includes a extended origin using the film market, and has often been committed in supporting and advertising and marketing the movie lifestyle. We've been honored to become the lover of your Shanghai International Film Pageant. As being a main participant in watchmaking historical past, celebrating its 178th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre has become upheld and respected to inherit watchmaking tradition, keeping creation spirit and creating higher watchmaking legend, and that is in line with Shanghai Worldwide Movie Festival's concept of Basic Inheritance and Creative imagination. Along with the booming Chinese film sector, Jaeger-LeCoultre hopes to guidance the event of innovation on the field and deepen its financial investment possible, hence to advertise film tradition. Meanwhile, we also want to defend individuals endangered conventional movie flicks to inherit common artwork," stated Jer? me Lambert, Main Executive Officer Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre. Tang Lijun, Government Deputy Secretary General of the Arranging Committee of Shanghai International Film Festival, stated, "China features a large number of typical videos that bearing exceptionally higher inventive values. Even so, due to limitation in fund, manpower and tactics, China nonetheless lags guiding in rehabilitation of outdated movies. If far more enterprises using a perception of social duty, much like Jaeger-LeCoultre, are prepared to get involved in this substantial but meaningful method, they are going to exert an extraordinary affect to the safety of great cultural heritage. Their dedication is bound to bring in the attentions of domestic and international film industries and media. Within the similar time, they can be acknowledged and recommended by the vast majority of motion picture enthusiasts. People younger administrators focused on film industry require both of those platform and possibility for development. While in the past years, SIFF has stuck to supporting youthful administrators. During this year, SIFF will invite the masters in filmmaking industry for being art administrators, like John Woo Yu-Sen, Feng Xiaogang plus the Danish director Bille August. Now, with sturdy guidance from Jaeger-LeCoultre, we will witness master administrators stepping on to the earth stage any further. This may come to be a blessing and determination for whole Chinese film business. "siff. com