Just what the doctor ordered

The Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe combines several things that might ordinarily be too much, but it still manages to be clean and classic.

The watch face is reminiscent of perhaps the most valuable daily uses for a chronograph. Not something for pilots or divers, but a watch built with a scale meant for doctors. A physician's watch needed to be easily read in any situation and accurate enough to be able to take blood pressure, heart rate and the like quickly and easily.

This model is also a monopusher chronograph, meaning only one button controls the stopwatch function.

This piece shows that readable chronographs don't need to look busy even with all the information needed on the dial. The subdials are small, while everything seems perfectly balanced.

The white Grand Feu enamel dial is a nice detail. Traditional enamel uses a base plate material of a lesser metal, but this one is made of 18k gold. In the case of this unique piece for the Only Watch auction, the Grand Feu enamel is white, while the watch case is 18k red gold. While the front of the watch is wonderful to look at, the mechanism as viewed from the back is what sets a new standard for many enthusiasts.

The symmetry and beauty of the movement is enchanting, with much opened up to reveal as much of the working and moving parts as possible.

Rhodium-plated German silver plates and bridges with perlage and Cotes de Geneve decoration add to the details. There's a good chance you will want to keep taking the watch off to show people the reverse. The words "Only Watch ' 11 Unique Piece" are engraved on the back.

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