[Press Release] SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia – Ballerinas unveil the Montblanc Haute Joaillerie White Nights Timepiece during the Montblanc New Voices Award 2011.
Celebrating the sophisticated elegance and the rich cultural heritage of St Petersburg, Montblanc presents a piece unique from the Collection Villeret 1858. Inspiration for the Montblanc Haute Joaillerie White Nights timepiece is drawn from the unique natural phenomenon that occurs every June, when the sun never sets on St Petersburg and bathes the historic city in a glowing silver light.
The Seconde Authentique Haute Joaillerie White Nights timepiece shines with equal luminosity, adorned with 208 small diamonds on its face, 160 diamonds on the exterior of the frame and 38 diamonds on the crown. Pure and bright like the stars in the Russian sky, the white exterior of this timepiece hides a manually-wound movement made in the greatest Swiss tradition at Montblanc’s Manufacture in Villeret.
The three-hand watch with subsidiary seconds face is a statement piece of precision and beauty. Every detail mirrors St Petersburg’s unforgettable spirit.
The cap of the crown is a Montblanc Diamond in the shape of the brand’s star emblem, another reference to the unique lights enjoyed during the summer months by this city.
The timepiece was unveiled at the annual White Nights Festival in St Petersburg this past June.
The prestigious cultural festival celebrates music, opera and ballet and Montblanc honoured two young opera singers with the Montblanc New Voices Award 2011: Sergei Semishkur and Mikhail Petrenko.