#SIHH 2017: The new Montblanc TimeWalker Collection

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18

Montblanc is repositioning its TimeWalker Collection: Follow me on a journey from urban speed to the spirit of racing.

 

Lets Montblanc explain us its new collection: “Alexander, the new Montblanc TimeWalker collection combines these legendary timing instruments of the past with the spirit of motor racing, encapsulating the Minerva heritage, superb technology, masculine energy, highest performance and the style of the glory days of racing. The results are evocative, vintage-themed though contemporary, and designed for modern performers who like to express their achievements, ambitions, masculinity, style and personality in their choice of wristwatch. Perfect for both business and leisure, the new Montblanc TimeWalker timepieces command respect and admiration and underline the confidence of those who wear them.”

The new Montblanc TimeWalker collection

It represents a strong contemporary expression of the professional sport chronograph with a 43 mm case size that has become a standard size for Montblanc’s performance timepieces The aesthetic codes of the new Montblanc TimeWalker timepieces are directly rooted in the world of racing: satinated cases and semi-skeletonized horns with architecturally carved flanks, all inspired by the aerodynamic lines of the bodywork of classic cars. Iconic details include knurled finishing on the flank of the emblematic black ceramic bezel, as well as on the crowns and pushers, which are reminiscent of vintage car caps. Clear legibility and visibility are achieved with strong contrasts of color, three-dimensional counters inspired by vintage dashboards, precise scales and dauphine-shaped hands with SuperLuminova for the greatest readability and performance by day and night. For utmost precision, most of the TimeWalker timepieces feature an iconic central seconds hand coated in red with the tip crafted in the shape of the Minerva arrow.

500 hours of controls

In order to guarantee the reliability of such a sporty professional product line, all the Montblanc TimeWalker models undergo over 500 hours of controls, with specific testing and general operating evaluation under extreme conditions. To also ensure sporting performance in terms of waterproofness, all the models are water-resistant to 100 meters.

 

Discover the new collection on 5 pages (to enlarge the pictures, please click on them)

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

The wristwatch, with its elegant black leather calf strap, can be easily converted into a pocket watch by simply folding the strap attachments under the case and turning the case from 0 to 180 degrees (or from “3” to “9 o’clock”). The pocket watch can then be either placed on a table thanks to two arms below the case, used as a stopwatch with the strap as a handle for utmost security, or clipped into a metal plate covered with leather that attaches to a car’s dashboard, offering a highly functional and extremely legible timepiece when behind the wheel. The 50 mm case is crafted out of grade-two titanium and has been satinated in order to enhance the structure of the metal. The middle section of the case has also been knurled and coated with black DLC to celebrate and accentuate the motor racing spirit. Satin-finished titanium is also the material of choice for the vintage-inspired knurled monopusher, crown and the versatile strap attachments. The timepiece is powered by the Manufacture manually wound monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.29 that features a column wheel, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. The calibre takes its inspiration from the original Minerva calibre 17.29 developed in the 1930s, used for both pocket watches and wristwatches.

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

 

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

Ident. 116103

Movement Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M16.29

Type of movement Manually wound monopusher chronograph with tachymeter scale

Chronograph Monopusher with column-wheel and horizontal coupling

Dimensions Diameter = 38.4 mm; height = 6.3 mm

Number of components 252

Number of rubies 22

Power reserve Approx. 50 hours

Balance Screw balance, diameter = 14.5 mm; moment of inertia = 59 mgcm²

Frequency 18,000 A/h (2.5 Hz)

Hairspring With Phillips terminal curve

Plate German-silver with circular graining on both sides, hand-chamfered edges

Bridges German-silver with “Côtes de Genève”, hand-chamfered edges

Going-train Gold-plated, faceted arms, diamond-polished surfaces

Displays Hours and minutes from the centre

Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Chronograph’s elapsed second hand from the dial’s centre

30-elapsed minutes at 12 o’clock

Tachymeter scale

 

Habillage

Case Titanium, satinated case with knurled finishing and black DLC on the middle piece

Turning case from 0 to 180 degrees (or from 3 to 9 o’clock)

Crystal Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire and antireflective crystal

Back Titanium with inset pane of sapphire crystal

Dimensions Diameter= 50 mm; Height = 15.20 mm

Water-resistance 3 bar

Dial Black dial, Arabic figures and SuperLuminova indexes, black rhodium-plated luminescent dauphine hour-hand and minute-hand, rhodium-plated sword second hand and 30-elapsed minute hand

Crown Titanium with knurled finishing and Montblanc emblem in relief

Wristband Black calf strap

Stand Metal plate covered with leather

Limited Edition 100

Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500

Price 37.000 Euro including 19 % VAT

 

 

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