Monarque M Stealth
TWO PIECES REMAINING AS OF 26 FEB 2021
Due to high interest, we are currently experiencing a shortage of stock for the Monarque M. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in ordering a Monarque M, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
The Monarque M Stealth takes the original Monarque concept to the extreme, resulting in a refined diving watch of elegant design and unsurpassed quality, with a dark, masculine edginess embodied in its anthracite ADLC finish and red accents. Equipped with a highly-exclusive and sophisticated matching sandblasted microrotor movement, and encased in a rugged yet refined, slender case, the Monarque M is accompanied with full Vaucher CLA Chronometry certification.
The first 10 watches of the Monarque M Stealth have our Founder's initials BCHH engraved on the microrotor in place of the Milléchron Seal. These exclusive first few watches comprise the rarefied Monarque M Founder's Edition.
Six very fine polished lines highlight the case edges, each painstakingly polished by hand, contrasted with satin brushing on the sides of the case, which are all still highly visible even after the ADLC finish, indeed a testament to the impressive case finishing of the Monarque M.
The Monarque M features an extremely svelte and refined case - 10.4mm inclusive of domed sapphire crystal and 200m water resistance. It is also the only watch in existence that is cased in 904L stainless steel and ADLC-coated.
It is the first watch (and still the only watch) in the world to use the newest version of the Vaucher 5401, now in skeletonised sandblasted anthracite finish and with improved timekeeping performance.
The choice of 904L stainless steel, the highest grade of stainless steel used in watchmaking, for the case of the Monarque, reflects Milléchron's relentless pursuit of excellence. 904L is eight times greater in material cost than the more common 316L, and requires its own bespoke set of moulds which must be replaced more often, but is far more resistant to tarnish and polishes to a higher brightness than its lesser sibling. It is also far more laborious and requires greater skill to hand-finish, especially with the Monarque's six intricate polished lines. As an example of our conscientious attention to detail, even the crown and proprietary deployant clasp are in 904L stainless steel, where lesser brands would not have bothered.
All Milléchron watches are created, assembled and serviced in the atelier of Philippe Cattin, co-founder of Voutilainen & Cattin, in the tranquil town of Saignelégier in the canton of Jura, Switzerland. Although all Milléchron watches qualify as SWISS MADE, we intentionally omit printing this designation on our dials in the interest of aesthetic elegance, and because we believe our quality speaks for itself. On our casebacks are engraved "Handcrafted in Switzerland", reflecting the artisanal, small-batch craftsmanship of our watches.
We understand that the high import taxes of the European Union present a possible obstacle to some of our potential clients. To alleviate any stress in your decision to acquire our exceptional watches, we are willing to arrange tax-free shipping for the first five watches sold to clients in the EU, so you will not need to worry about paying any import tax or duties on your Monarque M. Should this be an issue for our potential clients from other countries, feel free to contact us and we will see what we can do to best assist you.
The Monarque M Stealth
- Available in Black ADLC (Amorphous Diamond-like Carbon coating)
- Five year global warranty
- Elite Travel & Lifestyle Benefits conferred upon owner, including complimentary room upgrades, dining credit and VIP treatment at hundreds of hotels worldwide (contact Milléchron Concierge to arrange)
- SWISS MADE - Handcrafted individually by our artisan watchmakers in the idyllic Swiss alpine town of Saignelégier, in the canton of Jura, with love, great care and utmost dedication, in accordance with centuries of Swiss watchmaking tradition.
Because of the extensive hand-finishing involved, our watchmakers are only able to produce 4-5 pieces of the Monarque M per month - a total of less than 60 watches each year.
- Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier Calibre 5401/33 with signed tungsten rotor
- Milléchron is the first brand in the world to use this new calibre, which is the latest version of the Vaucher 5401 microrotor featuring a significantly improved rotor design, resulting in superior chronometry
- Microrotor automatic movement with contemporary haute horlogerie finishing
- Variable inertia balance with gold inertia blocks allows for better operating stability
- Rapid rotation barrel
- Tungsten microrotor with sandblasted finish
- Height 2.6mm
- Diameter 30.00mm
- 21,600 vph
- Approx 48 hour power reserve
- Mobile stud holder
- Flat balance
- 160 components
- 29 rubies
- Hacking function
Movement Finishing and Special Characteristics -
- Circular-grained plate on dial side and bridge side
- Fine circular-graining under balance, rhodium-plated
- Bridges with sunray finish and laser decorated sand-blasting effect
- Laser relief engraving combined with geometric skeletonisation
- Anthracite colour produced by galvanic BlackWe treatment
- Motion-work bridge rhodium-plated and circular-grained, dial side
- Bevels, counterbores and apertures diamond-polished
- Ceramic ball bearings
- Pivots and flanges rolled
- Wheels circular-grained on two faces
- Flat-head screws, polished
- Bridges hand-bevelled with piercer
- Vaucher CLA Chronometry certification
Dial and Hands -
- Fumée sunburst dial
- Complex faceted hand-applied hour markers that increase visiblity and aesthetic interest
- SuperLuminova X1 lume
- Faceted and lumed hour, minute and seconds hands in our proprietary semi-skeletal design
- 12 o'clock marker in red
- Lumed small seconds hand in red
- Polished small seconds ring
Case and Bezel -
- ADLC finish (Amorphous Diamond-like Carbon coating)
- 904L stainless steel
- Engraved sapphire bezel filled with SuperLuminova X1 lume
- Unidirectional 120 click bezel
- Bombée lugs case with extensive hand-finishing
- Fine satin brushing on case sides
- Six fine polished lines highlighting the case edges, painstakingly finished by hand
- Tactile signed crown
- Screwed down crown, also in 904L stainless steel
- Screwed down caseback
- 200m water resistant
- 42mm case diameter
- 10.4mm thin including crystal
- 51mm lug to lug
- 20mm strap width at lugs
- Double domed front sapphire crystal with AR coating
- Rear sapphire crystal
- Brushed 904L stainless steel deployant clasp with engraved Milléchron Seal, with extendable diver's extension, with internal perlage finishing, exclusive to Milléchron
- Natural rubber strap with bespoke diamond pattern design, exclusive to Milléchron
- Handmade water-resistant stingray straps available as an option
- Pure cotton or linen nato straps hand-embroidered for us in Naples, Italy available as an option