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Montblanc Caliber 4810-503

Montblanc Caliber 4810-503

Manufacturer Montblanc
Caliber Number 4810 503
Base Caliber
ETA / Valjoux 7754
Movement Type Automatic, chronograph
Lignes 13.25”
Diameter
30mm
Height 7.9mm
Jewels
25
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 bph
Lift Angle 49 degrees
Power Reserve
~48 hours
Shock System Incabloc
Regulator Etachron
Rotor System Ball bearing
Winding Direction Uni-directional > clockwise
Hacking? Yes
Hand-Windable? Yes
Features Central hours; central minutes; central chronograph seconds; central GMT hand; small seconds subdial at 9:00; 30 minute counter at 12:00; 12 hour counter at 6:00; date at 3:00
Country of Manufacture Switzerland, Swiss made
Known Models Montblanc Chronograph GMT, Montblanc Star Chronograph GMT

The Montblanc caliber 4810-503 is a Swiss made, mechanical, self-winding automatic GMT chronograph movement based on the ETA/Valjoux caliber 7754. This caliber number was recently updated to MB 25.03.

Not a 7750:

You may see many bloggers or watch sellers incorrectly listing the MB 4810-503 has being based on the ETA caliber 7750. This movement is actually based on the 7754. The main difference is that the 7754 features an additional GMT complication – in other words, there is a central GMT hand for tracking a second time zone. Another difference between the two is that the 7750 features a day/date at 3:00, whereas the 7754 just has a date at 3:00.

Caliber number confusion:

Montblanc is yet another example of a watch brand not putting too much thought into their caliber designations. It is easy to get confused by the 4810-502 and 4810-503 calibers because the 502 is based on the ETA 7753 and the 503 is based on the 7754. It would have made more sense for MB to match them to the last digits of their base calibers.

Examples of watches with this movement:

Additional Resources:

  • Official ETA caliber 7754 tech sheet (pdf) here
  • Official user guide pdf here

This post is incomplete without a high quality image of the Montblanc caliber 4810-503. If you have an image of your own (no “borrowed from the internet”), please submit it here.

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