The Montblanc 4810 Collection celebrates the golden age of travel across the Atlantic Ocean. The novelties are building on this best-selling line that was first presented in 2006 for the Maison’s centennial celebrations.
A little bit of Montblanc history before we start:
It was in 1906, during a booming period of manufacturing, that three pioneers travelled to America – engineer August Eberstein, merchant Alfred Nehemias and stationery trader Claus Voß – inspired by what they discovered. They developed a writing instrument with non-leaking technology and a piston convertor. Eberstein was the visionary engineer of the trio, and had spent many years researching micro mechanical innovations in the United States and England. His vision of performance, innovation and perfect quality became the nucleus and driving force of Montblanc. Voß, on the other hand, was the entrepreneur. He had been actively seeking for innovations with unique development potential. When he met Eberstein he immediately recognized his creativity and passion for engineering and knew he would be the perfect partner to complement his own entrepreneurial drive.
In 1910, the three founders adopted the name Montblanc, after the highest mountain in Europe, and made it a symbol for their vision for excellence. This desire for the highest quality translated into ultimate performance, true innovation and the finest craftsmanship, values that continue to drive Montblanc today. The peak of the Mont Blanc Mountain measures 4,810 meters, a number which has always been an iconic figure for the Maison. Today this number is reborn in the new 4810 Collection and honours the spirit of excellence that was set by the Maison’s founders when they began their incredible journey 110 years ago.
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It is the Montblanc Collection Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Pocket Watch. By clicking on page 7 you can have a very first view on the Montblanc Collection Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Pocket Watch 110 Years Edition – 8 pieces that will be sold for 295.000,00 EUR
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Good, now back to the products!
To celebrate the Maison’s 110th anniversary, and the era in which it was founded, Montblanc is introducing a number of new timepieces in its 4810 Collection. With a choice of three in-house movements including a number of manufacture complications – Calibre MB 29.21 ExoTourbillon Stop-Second, Calibre MB LL100.1 TwinFly Chronograph and the Calibre MB 29.20 World Timer.
Montblanc ExoTourbillon Slim
The timepiece combines Montblanc’s patented ExoTourbillon complication with the addition of a quick stop-second function. The ExoTourbillon outperforms standard tourbillon constructions for two reasons. Firstly, the weight of the cage of the ExoTourbillon is disconnected from the balance wheel, and secondly, the weight of the cage is minimal, thus resulting in higher precision and improved isochronism. The balance wheel with 9.7 mm in diameter also plays an important part in the performance of the timepiece thanks to its impressive 18 screws — four gold screws that can be adjusted and 14 screws that are fixed.
The Calibre MB 29.21 ExoTourbillon automatic movement incorporates a brand new micro-rotor and allows an uninterrupted view on the movement through a sapphire crystal case back, in comparison to a standard rotor that always hides half of the movement. The whole construction only measures 4.5 mm in height.
A red arrow on the tourbillon cage indicates the seconds and features a practical quick stop-second mechanism. This quick stop-second function is made possible thanks to the construction of a whip, which halts the large screw balance with its 18 screws and restarts it on demand.
All the functions and operation are set via the crown at 3 o’clock, thanks to a gauge on the dial that informs the wearer which setting the crown is in: Position 1 for winding the movement, Position 2 for setting the time and for the quick stop-seconds mechanism.
This new collection comes in a slightly larger diameter case of 42 mm, with a total height of 10.14 mm. A number of fine adjustments have been incorporated into the design of the case, such as a thinner bezel and satin finishing on the middle part of the case.
The Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim will be sold for 34.500 EUR including 19 % VAT.