THE DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE
Montblanc has launched an ExoTourbillon and monopusher chronograph in a new limited series of 100 pieces combining modern design and traditional fine watchmaking.
In 2010, Montblanc unveiled the first ExoTourbillon. This complication differs from a traditional tourbillon through the screw balance wheel set on the outside of the rotating cage, which means it is not affected by the inertia of the cage. Precision and isochronism are both improved. Five years later, the watchmakers combined this clever mechanism with another prestigious timekeeping complication, a monopusher chronograph.
And once again this year, the TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Chronograph Limited Edition 100 brings together the two features along with a self-winding MB R230 movement. Montblanc has changed the aesthetic style of the timepiece to give it a monochrome look. The DLC-coated titanium case is 44mm wide and features a grained black dial, with the hour and date displayed on an off-centred counter at 12 o’clock. Two semi-circular counters show the seconds at 8 o’clock and the minutes at 4 o’clock. The figures and indices, with their distinctive styles, are coated with SuperLuminova to ensure optimal readability, even in the dark.
The watch also has a practical feature for travellers. When you are visiting another continent, you can change the hour hand and date display on the TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Chronograph Limited Edition 100 quickly and in either direction. The watch is also equipped with a quick stop-second mechanism, and the calibre is designed so you can reset the time without stopping the tourbillon, so the watch will maintain perfect precision!
By Dan Diaconu