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Montblanc TimeWalker / 888-pieces limited series
Few brands can rival Montblanc's skill in imbuing their products with unmistakable and timeless iconography. The Rieussec chronograph collection has achieved unmistakable status and the TimeWalker line has represented the modern personification of Montblanc's DNA for several years. This collection won a standing ovation last year with the TwinFly chronograph and Montblanc's own movement. Now it outdoes itself again with the debut of the GreyTech.
Double Flyback in Shades of Grey
The Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph GreyTech makes a very distinguished yet at the same time modern and technical impression. Satinized and pearl-blasted finishing gives the solid titanium case a monochrome and simultaneously contrast-rich aspect. Various shades of grey distinguish its large dial, where connoisseurs will find seven time indicators, generously proportioned apertures for the grey date disc, a pierced and anthracite-grey hour-hand and minute-hand, and large Arabic numerals. Grey elegance continues on the back, where a pane of sapphire crystal invites aficionados to admire the movement with its rhodium-plated dark grey chassis parts, which create a fascinating contrast with the golden wheels, the blued screws and the red ruby bearings. This perfect synthesis of technically oriented design, highly robust and extra-light case material, and elaborate micromechanics convinces watch lovers that understatedly elegant aesthetics and exclusive functionality have lost none of their popularity, even in the era of the smartphone.
Chronograph Caliber MB LL100 – A Montblanc Movement with Manufacture Quality
Likewise developed exclusively by Montblanc, self-winding chronograph Caliber MB LL100 is assembled, finely adjusted and encased under the brand's aegis and in its spacious ateliers in Le Locle. This manufacture movement from Montblanc is also a chronograph, which is entirely logical because the world's leading name in exclusive writing implements likewise strives toward a comparably foremost position among “time writers,” i.e. chronographs. Considering the speed and dynamism of developments at Montblanc, this ambitious goal doesn't seem quite so unattainably audacious. The chronograph Caliber MB LL100 has all the characteristics of highly evolved horological artistry. The most eye-catching exclusivity is the chronograph function: a long elapsed-seconds hand and a somewhat shorter counter for sixty elapsed minutes are both centrally axial. When the flyback function is triggered, these two indicators race back to their starting position and instantly restart measuring another elapsing interval, whence the neologism “TwinFly” in the model's name. The number of elapsed seconds is shown along the outermost periphery on the flange of the dial, whereas the elapsed minute counter has a large and therefore readily legible sixty-minute scale in the centre of the dial. Other functions include a date window at “9 o'clock” and a 24-hour subdial for the second time zone at “12 o'clock.
GreyTech Expresses Technical Elegance
The matte grey titanium case is distinguished by the unmistakable “handwriting” of Montblanc's TimeWalker family of watch models. The case's liberal diameter of 43 mm and the narrowness of the bezel result in a very large dial: this spaciousness visibly enhances the legibility and the readily comprehensible arrangement of the individual displays. The horns, which are skeletonized in the typical TimeWalker style, reliably hold an anthracite-grey alligator-skin wristband with large quadratic reptilian scales and a tone-in-tone grey stitching. A pronged buckle made of bead-blasted titanium keeps the strap securely closed around its wearer's wrist.
The Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph GreyTech will be manufactured in a limited edition of 888 specimens.
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