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Monarque M Stealth ADLC

Case material
Steel
Bracelet strap
Rubber
Buckle
Folding buckle
Dial finish
Sunburst and smoked
Water resistance
200 m
Size
ø 42 mm
Thickness
10.4 mm
Movement
Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 48 h, 21600 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Reference
MM.S
Launch date
02.2021
Collection
Monarque M
Price incl. VAT
6'500 CHF
Description

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.

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 dial of the Monarque M features a sunburst and smoked finish, with the 12 o’clock marker and small seconds hand in red to give a dash of colour and improve legibility. A 120 click sapphire bezel and SuperLuminova X1 further add to its practicality.

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.