Montblanc -- Named the Official "TIMEWRITER" at Breeders' Cup World Championships Montblanc Introduces Award for Top Breeders' Cup Challenge/World Championships Owner

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Montblanc, manufacturer of luxury handcrafted timepieces, has been named of the official "TIMEWRITER" for the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships. The partnership between Montblanc and Breeders' Cup launched in 2009, designated Montblanc as the exclusive partner in the timing category for the 2013 Breeders' Cup. The 30th Breeders' Cup World Championships, held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA, is thoroughbred racing's most prestigious global event, consisting of 14 races and $27 million in purses and awards.

Montblanc is also continuing the 2013 Star Rieussec Award, named after Montblanc's eponymous timepiece. The Award will be presented to the winning owner of a Breeders' Cup Challenge race, deemed the Star Performance, through a vote of industry experts and a fan vote conducted via social media. The Breeders' Cup Challenge is a global series of 67 stakes races, whose winners earn automatic starting positions into the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Since its inception, in 2008 the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec timepiece has become synonymous with being part of an elite group of watch lovers and enthusiasts.  Montblanc has subsequently expanded its Nicolas Rieussec Collection and launched Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Open Hometime. The beautiful piece encases a new caliber that raises yet another worthy monument to the inventor of the first patented chronograph.

Montblanc continues to write time, ensuring the tradition is maintained and advanced for generations to come.

"Montblanc is pleased to the continue the partnership to be the Official Timekeeper of the 2013 Breeders' Cup. The Nicolas Rieussec chronograph was conceptualized from the great zeal and adoration of horseracing.  This magnificent timepiece pays homage to that adoration through its fine craftsmanship," said Jan-Patrick Schmitz, President & CEO of Montblanc North America.  "To be able to again present our own 'Timewriter' to the winning owners of this year's Breeders' Cup Classic and the Breeders' Cup Distaff, in honor of Nicolas Rieussec, is a wonderful accolade."

Press contact for Montblanc:

Iesha Reed, Montblanc, 908-517-5306, Email

Jason Wanamaker, Mission PR, 424-274-3223, Email

About Montblanc

Established in 1906, Montblanc has built an unrivalled reputation for precision in design, materials and craftsmanship and today is one of the leading worldwide, diversified luxury brands, owned by the Swiss holding company, Richemont. For more information about Montblanc, visit

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